Bullied teens often depressed by 18

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who are bullied during adolescence are much more likely to suffer with depression in early adulthood, a new study has found. While depression is on the increase and bullying has been suggested as one possible cause, previous studies have failed to find a definitive link, so UK researchers de... Read more →

Support for secondary cancer patients

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A new education and support programme, aimed at people who have been diagnosed with secondary cancer, is set to begin later this month in Dublin. A primary cancer refers to where a cancer begins. For example, if you have cancer that begins in the breast, this is known as primary breast cancer. Some... Read more →

Many Leaving Cert students stressed

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Almost 59,000 students are doing the Leaving Cert this year, however research has shown that levels of stress can be high among these young people, with some believing that ‘their whole life depends on' their results. Researchers from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) analysed... Read more →

Hay fever impacts on social gatheringss

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Eight in 10 people with hay fever avoid social gatherings and outdoor events because of the condition, a new survey has revealed. Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, is a seasonal condition. It refers to an allergy to pollen and spores. Pollen is the tiny, dust-like particles given off by cer... Read more →

'Spectacular' results from cancer trials

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

New cancer trials have produced ‘spectacular' results, which could have major consequences for the way the disease is treated, experts have claimed. One of the trials involved almost 1,000 patients with advanced melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. They were treated with two immu... Read more →

More research on water fluoridation needed

Tuesday 2nd June 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A major review has found ‘no definitive evidence' that water fluoridation produces either positive or negative health effects, however further studies on this topic are needed, the Health Research Board (HRB) has said. Currently in Ireland, the public water supply is fluoridated. The practice... Read more →

Obesity in pregnancy a major risk

Friday 29th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

A new study involving Irish scientists has highlighted the increased risks pregnant women face if they are obese. According to the findings, global rates of maternal obesity are now at epidemic proportions and these women, along with their babies, face a range of health risks. Maternal obesity ref... Read more →

Cork brain study needs participants

Friday 29th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People aged 50 and older who are living in Cork are being invited to take part in innovative brain health research, which could improve their quality of life. The Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre (MPHC) is to become the first satellite site of the NEIL (Neuro Enhancement for Independent Lives) Memo... Read more →

Jack and Emily most popular baby names

Friday 29th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Over 67,000 births were registered in Ireland in 2014, with Jack and Emily continuing to be the most popular baby names. According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), a total of 67,462 births were registered last year - 34,785 boys and 32,677 girls. While this is almost ... Read more →

Summer most dangerous time on roads

Thursday 28th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Over 70,000 speeding offences have been detected so far this year, with one in 10 of these found to be travelling at least 30km/h above the posted speed limit, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has said. Along with the Gardai, it is appealing to drivers to slow down this bank holiday weekend and thro... Read more →