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Parents warned about rewarding kids with food

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents be warned - rewarding your little ones with food may lead to them becoming emotional eaters. According to UK researchers, parents who use very controlling feeding practices, such as using food for treats or rewards, could be unintentionally teaching their children to turn to food when they ... Read more →

Eviction has major impact on health

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who are facing eviction from their homes are up to 13 times more likely to suffer noticeably poorer health, a new study has found. Spanish researchers set out to assess the impact that eviction can have on physical and mental health. They monitored the progress of 205 people who were current... Read more →

New sexual health awareness campaign

Monday 11th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People are being encouraged to speak to their pharmacist about their sexual health and contraception needs. The call comes as part of a new sexual health awareness campaign, which has been launched by the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), the HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme and the Irish... Read more →

Cystic fibrosis has big impact on quality of life

Monday 11th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new survey has revealed the massive impact cystic fibrosis (CF) can have on people's quality of life. According to the findings, 57% of adults said that the condition has impacted on their day-to-day activities, 47% said it has impacted on their family life and 42% said it has affected their rela... Read more →

Men view heavier women as less attactive

Monday 11th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Men do not tend to negatively judge other men who are heavier, however they do view heavier women as being less attractive, a new study has found. UK researchers set out to assess the relationship between body mass index (BMI), attractiveness and gender. They found that overall, women tend to be j... Read more →

Food labels should contain 'activity equivalent'

Friday 8th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Foods should be labeled with information on how much activity is needed to burn off the calories contained within, it has been suggested. According to Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society of Public Health in the UK, providing people with an immediate link between what they are consu... Read more →

Losing a partner ups risk of irregular heartbeat

Friday 8th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who experience the death of a partner are at an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat for up to a year afterwards, a new study has found. An irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation (AF), can make the heart less efficient at pumping blood around the body. This can... Read more →

More strokes occurring in working age people

Friday 8th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of people under the age of 65 who have suffered a stroke in Ireland has jumped by 26% in the last seven years, a conference has been told. According to statistics from the National Stroke Audit, this is the equivalent of at least 300 extra strokes among people of working age every year. ... Read more →

Danger of defective tyres highlighted

Wednesday 6th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Vehicle factors, such as defective tyres, had a role to play in over 100 fatal road traffic accidents between 2008 and 2012, a major new report has revealed. According to the Road Safety Authority, vehicle factors contributed to one in every eight fatal collisions between 2008 and 2012 - that is 10... Read more →

Over 422 million people have diabetes

Wednesday 6th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and the global cost of this disease currently stands at $825 billion (€727 billion) per year, a major new study has revealed. According to the largest study ever undertaken into global diabetes levels, if current trends continue, over 700 million... Read more →