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Stroke death risk for men living alone

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Men who live on their own have a much bigger risk of dying prematurely in the years after a stroke, a new study has found. The research focused on almost 1,100 people who had suffered an ischaemic stroke. This type of stroke is caused by a sudden blockage in the blood vessels supplying blood to the... Read more →

Moderate alcohol cuts heart failure risk

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a reduced risk of developing heart failure, a new study has found. According to US scientists, while previous research has already found that moderate alcohol consumption can lower the risk of some conditions, its role in relation to heart failu... Read more →

Knee pain on stairs may signal arthritis

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who experience pain in their knees when using the stairs may be displaying early symptoms of the most common type of arthritis, a new study has found. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints and most Irish people o... Read more →

Walking groups reduce disease risk

Tuesday 20th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

If you want to reduce your risk of developing a range of conditions including heart disease and depression, get out walking with a group. According to a new study, regularly walking outdoors in groups lowers the risk of a number of life-threatening conditions. The UK study was based on an analysis... Read more →

Many failing to manage diabetes properly

Monday 19th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Many people with type 2 diabetes believe they are effectively managing the condition when the truth is, they are not, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 70% of people with type 2 diabetes believe that they are in control of the condition, however just 50% have significantly changed ... Read more →

Eczema takes big emotional toll

Monday 19th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

The common skin disease, eczema, can take a major emotional toll on those affected, a new study has found. It also appears to have a major impact on physical health, with affected adults more likely to be obese, have high blood pressure, have high cholesterol and have diabetes compared to those wit... Read more →

Flu vaccine advised for high-risk groups after doubling of cases

Monday 19th January 2015 - Paul Cullen - http://www.irishhealth.com

High-risk groups should get vaccinated against influenza following a doubling of the number of cases last week, the Health Service Executive has advised.Flu rates rose from 15.5 per 100,000 to 29 during the second week of January and are now above threshold levels, which means the illness is activel... Read more →

Flu now 'actively circulating'

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

While flu levels are still relatively low, there has been an increase in cases over the last week and the illness is now ‘actively circulating in the community', the HSE has warned. It is urging people who are at risk to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible, despite concerns about th... Read more →

Rich, educated men drink more in later life

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People often drink less alcohol as they get older, however a new study into the drinking habits of people over the age of 45 has revealed that single, rich, educated men appear to be the most likely to drink more alcohol later in life. The UK study, which took 10 years to complete, involved 4,500 m... Read more →

Kids' sleep quality affects maths skills

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Children who get a good night's sleep perform better in maths and languages, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers looked at the link between sleep efficiency and academic performance in children. Sleep efficiency is a term used to described the quality of a person's sleep. It takes into accou... Read more →

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