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Heart drug could cut diabetes-related blindness

Monday 20th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish and UK scientists have discovered that a drug that was originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, could reduce diabetes-related blindness. An estimated 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and a common complication of the disease is vision loss. Diabetic macular oedema is one... Read more →

Bedwetting has major impact on children

Friday 17th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Bedwetting can have a big impact on the emotional state of children, with many worrying that their friends will find out and others worrying about overnight trips or sleepovers, a new survey has found. Almost 400 parents who have a child or children over the age of five who wet the bed, took part i... Read more →

Families fail to plan for those with disabilities

Friday 17th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Many families that provide care to a loved one with intellectual disabilities (ID) have not discussed or agreed on future care plans for that person, a new study has found. According to researchers in Trinity College Dublin's School of Nursing and Midwifery, people with ID are now living longer tha... Read more →

Low awareness of testosterone deficiency

Friday 17th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Half of men are not aware that testosterone deficiency (TD) is a medical condition, with many assuming it is a natural part of ageing, research has shown Testosterone is an essential hormone that is produced in the testes. It is necessary for many things, including sperm production and the developm... Read more →

Women urged to take folic acid supplement daily

Wednesday 15th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=25413

All women who could become pregnant are being encouraged to take folic acid every day irrespective of whether they are planning to have a baby or not. Folic acid is a B-group vitamin, which is known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. NTDs are birth defects of the brain and ... Read more →

Most young people would seek support online

Wednesday 15th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost two in three young people in Ireland would visit a website for support if going through a tough time, new research has found. According to the findings, seeking support online is more popular than speaking to parents, health professionals or calling a helpline. The research was carried out ... Read more →

Cancer survival rates improving in men

Wednesday 15th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Survival rates among men with cancer are continuing to improve in Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. Latest figures from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) show that the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer between 2008 and 2012 was 90%. Between 1994 and 1999, this... Read more →

Irish team finds new feature of brain condition

Monday 13th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists have discovered a new feature of a degenerative brain condition, which may have an impact on how it is diagnosed and treated. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a rare condition that has been linked with repetitive mild traumatic brain injuries, such as concussion sustained ... Read more →

Cancer survival rates improving in men

Monday 13th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Survival rates among men with cancer are continuing to improve in Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. Latest figures from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland (NCRI) show that the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer between 2008 and 2012 was 90%. Between 1994 and 1999, this... Read more →

Endometriosis remains relatively unknown

Monday 13th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Up to 10% of women in Ireland suffer with endometriosis, which can lead to debilitating pain and problems with fertility. Yet the condition remains relatively unknown and diagnosis takes an average of nine years, the Endometriosis Association of Ireland (EAI) has said. Endometriosis is a condition ... Read more →