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Water fluoridation benefits older people

Tuesday 10th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Water fluoridation appears to have benefitted the oral health of older people in Ireland, according to a new study. Currently in Ireland, the public water supply is fluoridated. The practice is considered controversial by some, with anti-fluoridation campaigners arguing that adding substances to th... Read more →

Mental disorders common among young

Tuesday 10th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

More than half of young people in Ireland will meet the criteria for a mental health illness before they reach the age of 25, a study has found. Researchers from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Dublin's Mater Hospital traced 212 people from different schools in north Dublin who ... Read more →

Gout may reduce Alzheimer's risk

Monday 9th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with the common arthritic disease, gout, may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. Gout is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis. It causes sudden and severe episodes of joint pain, swelling, tenderness and warmth. It most commonly affects the... Read more →

Pro-vegetarian diet cuts heart risk

Monday 9th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who consume more plant-based foods than animal-based foods have a reduced risk of dying from heart disease, a new study has found. UK scientists looked at the diet and lifestyle habits of over 451,000 people from 10 European countries. All were aged between 35 and 70 and were monitored for a... Read more →

Prostate and breast cancer link found

Monday 9th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer if they have a close male relative who has battled prostate cancer, a new study indicates. While it is already known that people have an increased risk of developing either of these diseases separately if there is a family history of them... Read more →

2.4B have untreated tooth decay

Friday 6th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Some 2.4 billion people worldwide have untreated decay in their permanent teeth, while 621 million children have untreated decay in their milk teeth, a major new study has found. It was carried out by the international Oral Health Research Group and is contained in the latest Global Burden of Disea... Read more →

Teen sleep patterns linked to snacking

Friday 6th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Teenagers with irregular sleeping patterns consume more calories each day and are much more likely to snack at nighttime, the results of a new study indicate. US researchers analysed the sleeping patterns of almost 350 teenagers, who slept, on average, for about seven hours per night. The study fo... Read more →

Cost of drugs now 'near the European average'

Friday 6th March 2015 - Eilish O'Regan - http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health

PHARMACISTS which have high operation costs are not able to match the lower drugs prices being offered by a Dublin chemist who estimates that in his first year of business he has saved customers almost €1m, it was claimed yesterday. Darragh O'Loughlin, head of the Irish Pharmacy Union was resp... Read more →

Being fit at 40 benefits the brain

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who are not physically fit in their 40s may experience accelerated ageing of the brain by the time they reach 60, a new study has found. "Many people don't start worrying about their brain health until later in life, but this study provides more evidence that certain behaviors and risk facto... Read more →

Teen stress increases heart risk

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Teenagers who are prone to stress may have an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life even if they exercise regularly, a new study has found. Previous research has suggested a link between stress and some health problems, including coronary heart disease, so Swedish researchers dec... Read more →