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Sugar intake in pregnancy linked to allergies

Friday 7th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who consume a high amount of sugar while pregnant may increase the risk of their child having allergies and allergic asthma, a new study has found. Until now, there has been very little research carried out on this topic, so UK researchers decided to investigate further. They looked at almos... Read more →

New 10-year cancer strategy launched

Thursday 6th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new 10-year National Cancer Strategy has been launched by the Government. The strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2026, will focus on the prevention of cancer, early diagnosis of the disease, the provision of optimal care to patients and maximising their quality of life. According to the Minis... Read more →

Should HPV vaccine be given to boys?

Wednesday 5th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

New research aims to determine whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine should be extended to boys. A national HPV vaccination programme has been in place in Ireland since 2010 and as part of this, all girls attending first year in secondary school are offered the vaccine free of charge. The... Read more →

Heavy smartphone use may damage nerves

Tuesday 4th July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smartphone users tap their touch screens thousands of times per day and this could adversely affect the nerves in their hands and arms, a new study has found. According to Turkish researchers, in 2012, 1.06 billion people were using smartphones. Just four years later, in 2016, this had doubled to 2... Read more →

Heavy smartphone use may damage nerves

Monday 3rd July 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smartphone users tap their touch screens thousands of times per day and this could adversely affect the nerves in their hands and arms, a new study has found. According to Turkish researchers, in 2012, 1.06 billion people were using smartphones. Just four years later, in 2016, this had doubled to 2... Read more →

Excess weight causes 4M deaths annually

Friday 30th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Overweight and obesity accounts for some four millions deaths around the world every year, a new study has found. The prevalence of excess weight continues to increase worldwide and this is known to be a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.... Read more →

Holidaymakers urged to check standards

Thursday 29th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Whether it is protecting your eyes from the sun or using armbands and life jackets in the water, holidaymakers are being urged to check the standards of the products they are using over the summer months. According to the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), if products do not meet certa... Read more →

Exercise lowers postnatal depression risk

Tuesday 27th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Exercising during pregnancy and after giving birth may help to reduce symptoms of postnatal depression, new research suggests. Postnatal depression generally occurs during the first year after a baby is born. Symptoms can include low moods, feelings of sadness and loneliness, frequent crying for no... Read more →

Morning-after pill now easier to obtain

Monday 26th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Medical card holders will soon be able to obtain the morning-after pill free of charge from pharmacies without a prescription from their GP. Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) has been available to women over the counter in pharmacies since 2011. Prior to this, all women had to attend a doctor ... Read more →

How to get kids to eat their vegetables

Friday 23rd June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The key to getting children to eat vegetables lies in persistence, the results of a new study suggest. According to the findings, ‘repeated exposure' to vegetables at snack and mealtimes is key when trying to improve a child's diet. The UK researchers analysed a number of methods aimed at en... Read more →

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