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Smear test callback

Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Nina Byrnes - Irish Independent

Our GP advises on smear test abnormalities and the inevitably fatal consequences of CJD. Most abnormalities found on smears are totally treatable. About one-in-20 women who are screened will have some abnormal cells found. Less than one-in-1,000 women who are referred for colposcopy are found to ha... Read more →

#MindYourself: 'It is our thoughts that fuel our stress'

Monday 30th November 2015 - Dr Paul D'Alton - Irish Independent

In day two of his guide to feeling happier, psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton explains why we shouldn't believe everything we think. How we think affects how we feel; it sounds simple but this is one of the most important understandings when it comes to our mental health. This thought-feeling connection... Read more →

'If anything's going on in your life, running with other people does you good'

Monday 30th November 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

Josephine Dignam initially took up running to lose a few extra pounds for her daughter's communion. Three decades, five marathons and three half-marathons later, the 59-year-old mum of one tells why she's never looked back. Most people are content for running to be their own personal form of activi... Read more →

New hope for blood cancer patients

Monday 30th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People in Ireland who are suffering with cancer of the blood will have the opportunity to be among the first in the world to test new potentially life-saving drugs and treatments, following the launch of a new national clinical research network. The newly established Blood Cancer Network Ireland (B... Read more →

'If anything's going on in your life, running with other people does you good'

Tuesday 17th November 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

Josephine Dignam initially took up running to lose a few extra pounds for her daughter's communion. Three decades, five marathons and three half-marathons later, the 59-year-old mum of one tells why she's never looked back. Most people are content for running to be their own personal form of activi... Read more →

#MindYourself: 'It is our thoughts that fuel our stress'

Tuesday 17th November 2015 - Dr Paul D'Alton - Irish Independent

In day two of his guide to feeling happier, psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton explains why we shouldn't believe everything we think. It sometimes surprises people to hear a psychologist say that "thoughts and feelings are not facts". I often say to patients that when you really, really believe that some... Read more →

Exciting times in vision research

Tuesday 17th November 2015 - Health and Wellbeing - Irish Independent

People who have lost their eyesight are being given new hope thanks to breakthroughs discussed at a recent Fighting Blindness conference in Dublin. Prof Eberhart Zrenner, the German inventor of the implant known as the "bionic eye", believes that we are at a key time for patients with a range of ey... Read more →

Many eating too many 'free sugars'

Monday 16th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While it is well established that certain food and drinks, such as fizzy drinks, are high in sugar, Diabetes Ireland has expressed concern that many people may be unknowingly filing up on ‘free sugars'. Free sugars are classified as simple sugars that are added to foods by manufacturers or co... Read more →

Indian takeaways loaded with fat and salt

Monday 16th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

What are you having for dinner tonight? Beware - if you order an Indian takeaway, you may end up eating enough food for two people and far too much saturated fat and salt. According to a new report by Safefood, a typical starter, main course and pilau rice from an Indian takeaway contains significa... Read more →

Seven simple steps reduce disease risks

Friday 13th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Following seven simple lifestyle steps can reduce a person's risk of developing a range of serious conditions, including heart disease, cancer and kidney disease, a new study has revealed. US researchers set out to assess the impact of following the American Heart Association's ‘Simple 7' - t... Read more →