Long work hours increase stroke risk, study finds

Friday 21st August 2015 - Elaine Edwards - Irish Times

People who work long hours have a much higher risk of stroke and a slightly greater risk of coronary heart disease than those working a standard week, a major new study suggests. The research, published in the Lancet, is the largest ever of its kind and involved more than 600,000 people. It found ... Read more →

“Significant progress” made in concussion research at Trinity

Thursday 20th August 2015 - Medical Independent - The Medical Independent

Two new research projects by academics in Trinity College in collaboration with Leinster Rugby are promising to “open up unique avenues to improve the diagnosis and analysis of concussion in rugby”. Researches say it has the potential to provide a whole new system to more accurately ide... Read more →

Hygiene and cooking key to avoiding food poisoning

Thursday 20th August 2015 - Dr Nina Byrnes - Irish Independent

MY DAUGHTER contracted food poisoning last year and ended up very sick in hospital. Thankfully she is ok now, but what do I need |to know about food poisoning and how can I avoid it? ILLNESS that occurs after eating or drinking food contaminated with harmful bacteria or bacterial toxins is known as... Read more →

Why Popeye was wrong about spinach, and 9 other health food myths debunked

Thursday 20th August 2015 - Fiona Hunter - Irish Independent

Is agave syrup really better than sugar? Is sushi healthy? Nutritionist Fiona Hunter exposes the most popular myths about our diets 1. Agave syrup is better for you than sugar Fans of agave claim that it is better for you than sugar and other sweeteners because it has a low GI, which means i... Read more →

Sitting is 'the new smoking'

Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Sitting for prolonged periods of time may be as dangerous to a person's health as smoking, researchers in Northern Ireland have claimed. According to the team from Queen's University Belfast, it is now thought that prolonged sitting increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even pr... Read more →

One drink a day raises breast cancer risk, study finds

Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Medical review says those with family history of disease should consider giving up alcohol Just one drink a day puts women at increased risk of breast and other alcohol-related cancers, a major study published today suggests. People with a family history of cancer should consider giving up alcohol... Read more →

The Paleo diet: were cavemen really so health-conscious?

Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Sarah Knapton - Irish Independent

The Paleo diet has won thousands of fans with its seemingly straightforward logic that what was good for our metabolism when we lived in caves is likely to be good for us today. High in meat, fish and vegetables, it largely excludes dairy and cereal or anything else that emerged in the agricultur... Read more →

15 things you didn't know about arthritis

Tuesday 18th August 2015 - Ailin Quinlan - Irish Independent

Knowing as much as possible about your arthritis can help you take back control of your life. We spoke to Arthritis Ireland and Dr Emma MacDermott, paediatric rheumatologist, to bring you the facts Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints which causes pain and immobility ranging from mild to seve... Read more →

How exercise can help you move on after cancer

Tuesday 18th August 2015 - Ailin Quinlan - Irish Independent

Exercise has long been billed as a key part of the cancer recovery journey. We meet the patients lifting and squatting their way back to health It's widely known that physical exercise is a crucial part of healing for those who've undergone heart surgery - but did you know that science is now advoc... Read more →

Less protein, more carbs 'provides key to healthier, longer life'

Tuesday 18th August 2015 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

Cutting down on protein and upping consumption of carbohydrates may be the key to living a longer, healthier life, new research suggests. In tests on mice, changing the mix of protein and carbs produced the same benefits as reducing calorie consumption by 40pc. Previous research has shown th... Read more →