Breast cancer study to focus on aspirin

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Cancer Society (ICS) has announced the national roll-out of a major clinical study, which aims to improve outcomes for breast cancer patients by looking more closely at the potentially important role of aspirin. Recent research part-funded by the ICS found that women who had been prescribed aspirin... Read more →

Many unaware they have eye disease

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

The leading cause of blindness in Irish people over the age of 50 continues to be the eye disease AMD. However many people affected are not even aware they have it The warning comes ahead of AMD Awareness Week 2014, which runs from September 15-21. This year's campaign - 'Begin Your New Chapter' - ... Read more →

The big squeeze: Why so many of us opt for a quick-fix juice cleanse

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Grainne Cunningham - Independent

Can drinking liquidised fruit and veg really boost your vitality? Whether you view an all-liquid diet as the perfect way to purify your body or a marketing myth, juicing is hugely popular, with a growing number of people turning to the quick-fix detox in a glass. There are those who use a three-day... Read more →

'Drastic' action needed to tackle obesity

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

An estimated 90% of people in Ireland will be obese by 2030 unless drastic action is taken, experts have warned. Currently, two in three adults and one in four children in Ireland are overweight or obese and children are particularly vulnerable to the advertising and marketing campaigns used by var... Read more →

Dr Ciara: Take care and get to the heart of the matter

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Dr Ciara Kelly - Independent

Heart failure varies from mild to severe, and is poorly recognised or understood by patients. The heart is probably written about more than any other organ, both in medicine and - as the organ of love - in literature. Interestingly, the heart wasn't always the organ we ascribed love to - in ancient ... Read more →

An apple a day can cut heart disease by 40%, study finds

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Irish Times - Irish Times

Daily consumption of fruit can reduce risk of death by third in at-risk individuals. Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of heart and artery disease by up to 40 per cent, a study has found. Compared with avoiding fruit altogether, daily consumption also cut the overall risk of death by nearl... Read more →

Universal healthcare could take 10 yrs

Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Niall Hunter -

The head of the GP group in the IMO had warned that it could take 10 years for universal healthcare to be fully introduced in Ireland. And Dr Ray Walley says GPs will have to be compensated for any loss of private practice earnings if GP care is to become free at the point of access. Interviewed b... Read more →

'Sleep drunkenness' affects many

Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Niall Hunter -

One in seven people may be affected by what is termed sleep drunkenness, which leads to confused and disoriented behaviour when forced awake. US researchers have found that 15% of people in their study had experienced an episode of 'sleep drunkenness' during the previous year. The condition involv... Read more →

E-cigarettes should be banned indoors - WHO

Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Stephanie Nebehay - Independent

Electronic cigarettes should be banned from indoor spaces and face curbs on their sale over health fears, the World Health Organisation has said. Despite releasing vapour instead of smoke the devices, officially known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), still carry a risk to those standi... Read more →

My name is David Walsh, I've had Parkinson's for 10 years

Tuesday 26th August 2014 - David Walsh - Independent

3am. Mind is open. Eyes are not yet open. I am almost afraid to open my eyes because I know the day begins and the complications of Parkinson's begin. No matter how hard I try to stabilise the body and stop the shaking and the tremor, starting in my gut, I know the second I open my eyes, it will get... Read more →

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