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Tranquillisers may up Alzheimer risk

Tuesday 16th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

People who take a group of drugs commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia may have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has found. Benzodiazepines, also known as sedatives or tranquillisers, are a group of medications that help to regulate sleep, ease agitation and reduce... Read more →

Community stroke services need overhaul

Tuesday 16th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Stroke patients who are discharged from hospital back into the community often face ‘chronic service shortages', which can have a devastating effect on their quality of life. However proper investment in community rehabilitation could make a major difference to these patients and save the Stat... Read more →

Daily breakfast cuts kids' diabetes risk

Friday 12th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

A new study appears to back up the old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It found that children who eat breakfast every day are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to children who skip this meal or only eat it sometimes. UK researchers looked at the breakfast... Read more →

Sport may benefit boys' math skills

Friday 12th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Boys who are very physically active during their early years of school may have better reading and math skills, a new study suggests. Researchers in Finland studied the link between physical and sedentary behaviour, and reading and arithmetic skills among almost 190 children aged between six and ei... Read more →

Waking during surgery a big fear

Friday 12th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

While most episodes of accidental awareness while under general anaesthesia are short-lived, they can lead to long-term psychological distress, a major new study carried out in Ireland has found. General anaesthetics are medications that cause patients to lose consciousness so that they are unaware... Read more →

Hospitals seeing more gunshot wounds

Wednesday 10th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

There has been a ‘dramatic increase in gun crime in Dublin over the last four decades' and this is placing a burden on hospital services not previously encountered, a new study has found. Researchers looked at all gunshot victims who ended up in the emergency department (ED) of Connolly Hospi... Read more →

Pharmacists call for Minor Ailment Scheme

Wednesday 10th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Pharmacists are calling for the introduction of a Minor Ailment Scheme for medical card holders, which they insist will provide ‘more timely access to appropriate healthcare at no extra cost to the State'. The call came from the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) in its pre-Budget submission. The un... Read more →

Hormone Horoscopes: How analysing your menstrual cycle can help you understand your body better

Wednesday 10th September 2014 - Beverly Turner - Independent

Beverly Turner decides to keep a diary of her menstrual cycle is an effort to shine a light on her body mind and mood. After she became addicted to a 'hormone horoscope', Beverly Turner decided to follow its advice for one month. Here is what happened...  I recently came across a website ... Read more →

Unexplained hep A cases linked to berries

Tuesday 9th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Consumers are being warned to boil any imported frozen berries for at least 60 seconds before eating them, in response to fears over a food-poisoning outbreak of the hepatitis A virus. According to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), a few Irish cases of hepatitis A have been reported &lsq... Read more →

New app aims to help people caring for relatives with dementia

Tuesday 9th September 2014 - Independent - Independent

A free app has been launched to help the 50,000 family carers looking after people with dementia. The app from Home Instead Senior Care, is a pocket guide to dementia care. It provides access to quick, helpful tips from experts and other caregivers. Features include: 25 topic categories regardin... Read more →

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