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Thousands unaware they have hepatitis C

Tuesday 28th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Thousands of people in Ireland are unaware that they are infected with hepatitis C, the HSE has warned. It is calling on anyone who may be at risk to get tested, as effective treatments are available. Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver, causing it to become inflamed. As a resu... Read more →

Dr David Coleman's top tips for a stress-free wedding day

Tuesday 28th July 2015 - David Coleman - IrishIndependent

Planning a wedding involves a huge amount of thought and hard work. There are the practical arrangements such as a venue, food, photography, a cake and all of the myriad other things that have to be organised. But, even though these things all take time and energy to plan and organise, they are rar... Read more →

Reflection on conception begins this week

Tuesday 28th July 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

The state of the nation’s fertility will be firmly under the spotlight during Ireland’s first National Fertility Awareness Week, which runs from July 26 to August 2. Backed by SIMS IVF, Ireland's most advanced fertility clinic, the awareness campaign is designed to educate and support a... Read more →

Money a major stress for parents

Monday 27th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Government may be trying to convince us that the economy is improving, but a new survey has revealed that parents are more stressed about money now than they were in 2013. The survey, which was carried out on behalf of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), found that ... Read more →

Preterm births linked to withdrawn personality

Monday 27th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Adults who were born very prematurely, or with a very low birth weight, are more likely to have a socially withdrawn personality and show signs of autism, a new study has found. UK researchers followed the progress of 200 adults who were either born very prematurely (before 32 weeks gestation), or ... Read more →

Shift work does not up prostate cancer risk

Monday 27th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Men who work shifts are not at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study suggests. Previous research has suggested that people who work shifts are at an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer. Between one and five and one in six workers curren... Read more →

Hospital inspections to focus on food qaulity

Friday 24th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Public hospitals will undergo unannounced inspections to ensure that patients are being properly fed and hydrated, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has said. Inspection teams will assess whether patients are being provided with good quality meals and if they are being helped with... Read more →

Free GP care for all kids will happen - Varadkar

Friday 24th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Minister for Health has claimed that Fine Gael will move ahead with introducing free GP care for all children if the party is re-elected. Speaking at the McGill Summer School in Glenties, Donegal, on Thursday, Leo Varadkar, said that the Government ‘ has already expressed its desire to ex... Read more →

Birth weight and lifestyle affect diabetes risk

Friday 24th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While it is already known that an unhealthy lifestyle increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study has found that this risk increases even more if a person had a low birth weight. According to US researchers, diabetes is a global epidemic, with 387 million people worldwide now estimated to be... Read more →

Post-separation contact 'facilitates abuse'

Tuesday 21st July 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women and children who have left homes where they were abused, risk further abuse because of post-separation contact between children and their fathers, a new study has found. A researcher at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) looked at post-separation fathering in families where the father was known to ... Read more →