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Clinical trials in cancer on the increase

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of cancer clinical trials taking place in Ireland is on the increase and this will have a major impact on the future of cancer treatment, ICORG has said. ICORG is the All Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group, which works to highlight the importance of clinical trials in Ireland an... Read more →

Prognosis no worse with family breast cancer

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with a family history of breast cancer who subsequently develop the disease, have the same prognosis as other women with the disease who have no family history, a new study has found. According to UK researchers, these findings should offer hope to women who are concerned about their future d... Read more →

Under-18 sunbed ban 'working'

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The new law banning people under the age of 18 from using sunbeds appears to be working, however some tanning salons are still offering illegal price promotions, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. It carried out an undercover survey of tanning salons in Dublin during March. As part of this, a... Read more →

Shift work has big effect on health

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who work outside a traditional nine-to-five schedule are more likely to be overweight, experience sleeping problems and may even have an increased risk of developing diabetes, a new study has found. According to US researchers, the potential health effects of shift work have become a major c... Read more →

Busy workers less active than they think

Monday 18th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People in busy jobs who believe they are achieving their daily recommended levels of physical activity while working, may be fooling themselves, a new Irish study suggests. According to Dr Eleanor McIntyre of Galway University Hospital, most adults spend around 60% of their waking hours in work, th... Read more →

Many women unaware of own cholesterol

Monday 18th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Many Irish women over the age of 45 are unaware of their cholesterol number, despite high cholesterol being a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is responsible for 50% of all female deaths in this country. According to a new survey of over 500 adults, which was carried out in... Read more →

Chronic fatigue expert to talk in Ireland

Monday 18th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A leading international expert on the condition ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is to give two talks to members of the public later this month. ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) affects around 12,000 people in Ireland and symptoms can include overwhelming exhaustion, joint pain, musc... Read more →

Many unaware obesity is as bad as smoking

Friday 15th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Obesity can reduce life expectancy as much as smoking, but most people are unaware of this, a new study has shown. In fact throughout Europe, there are widespread misconceptions about obesity and the damage it can cause. The study, Obesity: An underestimated threat, involved over 14,000 people in ... Read more →

70,000 screened for diabetic eye disease

Friday 15th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Over 70,000 people with diabetes have had their eyes screened as part of Diabetic Retina Screen (the National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme), since it began in 2013. The aim of this programme is to prevent vision problems and blindness due to the eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, which is a... Read more →

Long-term depression ups stroke risk

Friday 15th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with long-term depression have an increased risk of suffering a stroke, a new study suggests. Furthermore, this risk of stroke may remain for some time even if symptoms of depression are reduced. US researchers looked at over 16,100 people aged 50 and older who took part in a 12-year study ... Read more →