Emotional impact of cancer can last years

Friday 4th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis can affect patients and their families for years, a new report by the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has shown. The report looked at the ICS's counselling service and it revealed that while 48% of those accessing the service did so within 12 months of discover... Read more →

NI team in world-first cancer trial

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Scientists in Belfast are leading the world's first trial of a new combination of cancer therapies, which may prolong the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer. Around 1,100 new cases of the disease are diagnosed in Northern Ireland every year, and almost 250 men die annually as a result. The... Read more →

Kids bombarded with alcohol messages in sport

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children and teenagers are being bombarded with messages about alcohol at sport events and this may encourage early drinking, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has warned. It was referring to a new study from the UK which found that alcohol sports sponsorship is linked with increase... Read more →

Small reduction in patients on trolleys

Wednesday 2nd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

More than 8,800 patients were left waiting on trolleys in hospitals nationwide last month, although this marked a small reduction on the numbers waiting during the same period in 2015, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. According to its ‘Trolley Watch' figures, 8,885 ... Read more →

Kids not active enough in winter

Monday 29th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children are not active enough during the winter and need to be given more opportunities to exercise during this time, new research suggests. Children are recommended to undertake at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous activity, such as brisk walking, running and sport. UK researchers... Read more →

Irish team grows working heart valve in the lab

Monday 29th February 2016 - Deborah Condon -

Irish scientists have manager to grow a fully functioning heart valve in the laboratory that has the potential to function effectively within a growing human body. This marks a major breakthrough in heart research as it is the first time scientists have successfully made a valve that is capable of ... Read more →

Overweight, obesity linked to poorer memory for young adults

Monday 29th February 2016 - Honor Whiteman - Medical News Today

It is well established that being overweight can raise the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But according to a new study, it may also have consequences for cognitive health; researchers found that young adults who were overweight or obese had poorer episodic memory than their healthy-weig... Read more →

Parents urged to know signs of type 1 diabetes

Friday 26th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents and healthcare professionals are being urged to make themselves aware of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children. Diabetes Ireland and the Irish Childhood Diabetes Register have launched a campaign highlighting the importance of early diagnosis of this condition, which affects... Read more →

Daffodil Day 2016 is fast approaching

Friday 26th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Some 40,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year and demand for cancer services is increasing, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. It is holding its annual national fundraiser - Daffodil Day - on Friday, March 11, and this year it is hoping to raise €3.5 million. The ICS is par... Read more →

Young people urged to talk about drugs

Friday 26th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Young people are being urged to take part in a national awards initiative, which is aimed at raising awareness of alcohol and drug issues. The ‘Let's Talk About Drugs' National Youth Media Awards aim to get people aged between 12 and 25 talking about the hidden harms associated with drug use.... Read more →