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Five genetically-different types of prostate cancer identified

Friday 31st July 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

Five different recipes of prostate cancer have been identified, with major implications for the way the disease is treated. The "five ways" discovery was made by scientists who studied samples of healthy and cancerous tissue from more than 250 men. Tumours were grouped into five distinct cat... Read more →

Why eating for two during pregnancy may cause weight problem

Friday 31st July 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

Eating for two during pregnancy may lead to a weight problem because of changes to the digestive system, new research suggests. Pregnancy causes hormone-driven growth of the intestines that allows more energy to be extracted from the same amount of food, a study shows. The discovery, made in... Read more →

Laya Healthcare announces price hikes

Thursday 30th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over half of Laya Healthcare policies are set to increase by an average of 4% from September, the health insurer has announced. Earlier this year, the company said that it had no plans to increase its premiums, however it has now confirmed that 55% of its policies will increase from September 1. I... Read more →

Mums wants more PE in schools

Thursday 30th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The vast majority of mothers in Ireland think schools need to dedicate more time to physical education (PE) and mental health, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 91% of mothers would like to see more emphasis on PE in school, while 96% would like children to be taught coping mechani... Read more →

Thousands unaware they have hepatitis C

Thursday 30th 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 →

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 →