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Many with palliative needs feel frustrated

Tuesday 7th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over half of people who require palliative care feel that their emotional and psychological needs are not being met, while almost half want better coordination of their care and treatment, a new survey has revealed. According to the findings, almost seven in 10 people with palliative care needs fee... Read more →

Alcohol a factor in 38% of road collisions

Friday 3rd June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Alcohol was a factor in almost 40% of fatal road crashes that occurred between 2008 and 2012, a report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed. According to the report, 286 people died and 69 were seriously injured in crashes where alcohol was a contributory factor during this period. Al... Read more →

Migraine increases risk of heart disease

Friday 3rd June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who suffer with migraine may have an increased risk of developing, and dying from, cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. While the overall risk is small, the researchers believe that migraine should be considered an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Previous studies ... Read more →

Students urged to look after health

Friday 3rd June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

With the Leaving and Junior Cert examinations just days away, students are being urged to look after their physical and mental health. This year's State examinations run from June 8-24, and according to pharmacists, exam stress can have a negative impact on the health and wellbeing of young people.... Read more →

New diabetes care centre for Cork

Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new care centre for people with diabetes has been opened in Cork. It will have a key role in the early detection and prevention of diabetes-related complications. The centre will initially provide a podiatry (foot care) service, which will see clients receiving a full diabetic foot screen and ass... Read more →

Almost 66,000 births last year

Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost 66,000 babies were born in Ireland last year, an increase of 8% when compared with 10 years before, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have shown. According to the figures, 65,909 births were registered in 2015, compared to just over 61,000 in 2005. The average age of moth... Read more →

Trampoline-related injuries on the rise

Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of children presenting to Emergency Departments (EDs) with trampoline-related injuries is on the increase, emergency doctors have said. According to the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM), due to a lack of a national ED information system , the exact number of trampoline-rel... Read more →

Economic crisis linked to cancer deaths

Monday 30th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The global economic crisis that began in 2008 can be linked to thousands of additional cancer deaths worldwide, including more than 169,000 within the European Union (EU), a new study has found. According to the findings, these deaths were due to unemployment and reduced spending on public health s... Read more →

Nutrition not a priority in some hospitals

Monday 30th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The nutritional care of patients is not seen as a priority by some Irish hospitals, a review by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has found. As part of this review, HIQA looked at 42 hospitals in total, carried out unannounced inspections in 13 hospitals, spoke with 579 patients a... Read more →

New freephone helpline for heart disease/stroke

Monday 30th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Some 27 people die every day in Ireland as a result of heart disease and stroke, while almost 300 new cases are diagnosed daily, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has said. In an effort to help those affected, the charity has launched a new freephone helpline number with longer daily opening hours. ... Read more →