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'You cannot outrun a bad diet'

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

While exercise is essential for good health, it will not counteract the negative impact of a poor diet, experts have claimed. They insisted that nobody can outrun a bad diet, even athletes. According to the experts, while exercise has a key role in staving off diseases such as heart disease and di... Read more →

Concern over kids' move to adult diabetes care

Thursday 23rd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Most children being treated for type 1 diabetes transition to adult services when they finish secondary school. However, despite being a very vulnerable time for these young people, there are still no national guidelines governing the move from paediatric to adult services, doctors have warned. The... Read more →

Warning over online slimming tablets

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish people are being warned about the dangers of buying slimming products over the internet, following the death of a young woman in the UK. The warning comes from the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), following the death of a 21-year-old English student earlier this month. Eloise (El... Read more →

Mindfulness may benefit recurrent depression

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A type of mindfulness-based therapy may offer an alternative to people with long-term depression who no longer want to take antidepressants, scientists have claimed. Mindfulness aims to show people how to pay attention in a specific way, focusing on the present moment and what is happening around t... Read more →

Higher insurance premiums fast approaching

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Members of the public who do not have private health insurance are being reminded that from the start of next month, anyone aged 35 or older who takes out insurance will be charged extra. From May 1, private health insurers will be allowed to load premiums by 2% per annum from the age of 35, as par... Read more →

Women invited to ovarian cancer seminar

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

Women who are concerned about or affected by ovarian cancer are being invited to attend a seminar on the disease next month. Around 330 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in Ireland every year, making it the sixth most common female cancer. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘silent disease... Read more →

Problem drinking in women a major concern

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

Irish women are suffering an increasing number of health problems as a result of their consumption of alcohol, including liver cirrhosis, which in the past mainly affected older men, a leading doctor has warned. According to Dr Orla Crosbie, a consultant hepatologist at Cork University Hospital, 20... Read more →

Childline getting calls from suicidal kids

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

More than 300 children who were at urgent risk of suicide called Childline last year, the ISPCC has revealed. The children's charity, which runs the Childline service, said that over 1,000 children made contact last year about issues relating to suicide and of these, over 300 ‘had already act... Read more →

Kids' bedrooms should be screen-free

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Parents are being urged to keep televisions and phones out of children's bedrooms, as these may be impacting on the amount of sleep young people are getting. The call comes from Safefood, which has just launched the latest phase of its ongoing campaign to reduce childhood obesity. An increasing amo... Read more →

Many do not understand palliative care

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Many people have a poor understanding of what palliative care is and who it is for, a new survey has found. Palliative care aims to provide the best quality of life to any person - adult or child - with a non-curable or serious illness, including severe heart disease, dementia and motor neurone dis... Read more →