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IVF success less likely from age 43

Monday 21st September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women in their 40s who undergo fertility treatment in order to get pregnant are less likely to be successful if they are aged 43 or older, a new Irish study has found. According to researchers from Rotunda IVF, in recent decades, the number of women over 40 seeking assisted reproductive technology ... Read more →

Smoking ups risk of type 2 diabetes

Monday 21st September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smokers and those exposed to secondhand (passive) smoke have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. According to the findings, more than 27 million cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide may be due to smoking. "Cigarette smoking should be considered as a key modifiabl... Read more →

A healthy weight may delay Alzheimer's onset

Friday 18th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Maintaining a healthy weight during middle age may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. While obesity is known to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, until now, it has been unclear whether it also affects the age at onset of the disease. Researchers decid... Read more →

Dental costs: How not to drill a hole in your pocket while getting your teeth fixed

Friday 18th September 2015 - Sinead Ryan - Irish Independent

Dental costs: How not to drill a hole in your pocket while getting your teeth fixed Every little girl dreams of getting crowned one day but sadly, for most grown-ups it's their teeth rather than their head that becomes the recipient in later life. As the old joke goes, it would be much more useful ... Read more →

Karl Henry: How to choose a fitness class that's right for you

Friday 18th September 2015 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Karl Henry tells you how to pick the right class in order to achieve your fitness goals. Exercise and the exercise industry are booming right now, it has become a growth industry as people begin to take better care of their bodies and their minds. With more people getting active, there has also be... Read more →

Bigger portions make us eat more

Thursday 17th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new study has confirmed what has long been suspected - if you are served bigger portions of food, you will consistently consume more. Overeating is known to increase the risk of a number of diseases including heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. However until now, it has been unclear what im... Read more →

'Chairs are slowly killing us'

Thursday 17th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who spend long periods of time sitting, and who do not exercise much, are at an increased risk of developing liver disease, a new study has found. According to experts, ‘the message is clear, our chairs are slowly but surely killing us'. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refer... Read more →

Thousands unaware they have high BP

Thursday 17th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Hundreds of thousands of Irish adults are unaware they have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of a heart attack and stroke, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has warned. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major cause of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and prematur... Read more →

Tuesday 15 September 2015 Life Newsletter 15 myths about cancer

Tuesday 15th September 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

It's easy to believe everything you hear about something as scary as cancer, so we spoke to the Irish Cancer Society to debunk some of the most common myths surrounding the disease. There's no doubt about it, cancer is frightening. As advancements are made we know more and more about the disease, b... Read more →

Orthorexia Nervosa: The good girl's eating disorder

Tuesday 15th September 2015 - Joyce Fegan - Irish Independent

Images of people with ‘perfect bodies’ living on ‘perfect diets’ is perpetuating an obsession with eating only 100pc pure, wholesome foods, says Joyce Fegan. Dieting has now become a dirty little word. Instead, eating ‘clean’ and training ‘hard’ is th... Read more →