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Traumatic events up women's heart risk

Friday 1st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women have a significantly increased risk of suffering a heart attack if they experience a traumatic life event such as the death of a loved one, a new study has found. It is already known that stress can affect heart health, however US researchers set out to assess the types of stress that can hav... Read more →

Many delay GP visits due to cost

Thursday 30th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

At least six in 10 people who do not have medical cards delay going to see their GP or consultant because of the cost involved, a new survey has found. A similar number of patients also have difficulties when in comes to paying for medication and other health-related expenses. The survey was carri... Read more →

Half unaware they have high blood pressure

Thursday 30th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Almost half of Irish people with high blood pressure are unaware of their condition, a new study has found. Furthermore many of those who are taking medication still do not have normal blood pressure control. The study was carried out by researchers at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA... Read more →

Timing of treatments key with arthritis

Thursday 30th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with the painful condition, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), could see a major improvement in their condition if their treatments were timed in line with their body clock, Irish scientists have claimed. According to a team from Maynooth University, they have found evidence that coordinating treatm... Read more →

Parents have poor knowledge of vaccinations

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Over half of Irish parents do not know which diseases their children have been vaccinated against, a new survey has revealed.Currently in Ireland, babies and children are eligible to receive a number of vaccinations as part of the national primary immunisation schedule. Immunisation is not compulsor... Read more →

Public warned about Lyme disease

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who spend lots of time outdoors are being reminded of the importance of protecting themselves against Lyme disease, which is spread by the bite of a tick.According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), in a small number of cases, Lyme disease can cause severe heart and nervous ... Read more →

1 in 5 kids think nuggets are healthy

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

At least one in five Irish children aged between six and 12 years think that chicken nuggets are healthy, while a similar number believe that dried fruits and nuts are unhealthy, a new survey has found.According to the findings, one in nine children also consider apples to be unhealthy.The survey of... Read more →

Pharmacists want to offer more vaccines

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Pharmacists have called on the Government to allow them to provide more vaccination services to the general public.Pharmacists already offer a flu vaccination service, but according to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), if they offered other vaccines, this could improve patient outcomes and ‘free... Read more →

Sun can cause skin damage on most days

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24609

Pharmacists have called on the Government to allow them to provide more vaccination services to the general public.Pharmacists already offer a flu vaccination service, but according to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), if they offered other vaccines, this could improve patient outcomes and ‘free... Read more →

Bullying 'worse than maltreatment'

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Children who are bullied by their peers suffer worse mental health problems in the long term than those who have been maltreated by adults, new findings suggest.UK researchers looked at over 4,000 people taking part in a UK study of parents and children, and more than 1,200 people taking part in a s... Read more →