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One-third of global population now overweight

Wednesday 14th June 2017 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

Almost a third of adults and children around the world are overweight, a study has found. Many are at risk of potentially fatal diseases despite not being classified as obese, say researchers. Of four million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, 40pc were cases in which body mass index ... Read more →

Better rheumatoid arthritis services needed

Tuesday 13th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Half of adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have to had to change jobs because of the condition, while 24% have had to reduce their hours, a new survey has found. RA is a painful inflammatory condition affecting the joints. Around 40,000 people in Ireland have the condition and it can start at an... Read more →

Men being reminded to look after health

Monday 12th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Men are being reminded that even small changes to their lifestyle could result in major health improvements. Men's Health Week runs from June 12 - 18 and the theme of this year's event is ‘It's all about HIM'. This marks the 18th year this event has run. It aims to increase awareness of the ... Read more →

Hay fever peak season fast approaching

Friday 9th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Pharmacists are urging people with hay fever to take preventative steps now in order to minimise their symptoms ahead of peak hay fever season - June and July. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen. While most people are affected by grass pollen, pollen from trees and flowers can also be a pr... Read more →

Public urged to 'Drink Tea for MND'

Thursday 8th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is calling on people to ‘Drink Tea for MND' this month, in order to raise vital funds to help support people affected by this disease. Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which there is progressive degeneration of... Read more →

20% with allergies miss work as a result

Tuesday 6th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Around 20% of people with allergies have missed work as a result, while 35% feel that their allergies affect their mood, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 40% of Irish adults suffer from some sort of allergy, with hay fever the most common one, followed by allergies to dust and foo... Read more →

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank launched

Friday 2nd June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank has been launched, marking a ‘really important development in brain tumour research' in this country. A biobank is a large collection of biological, medical data and tissue samples. These are collected for research and diagnostic purposes. If a patient is... Read more →

Public urged to 'Drink Tea for MND'

Thursday 1st June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association is calling on people to ‘Drink Tea for MND' this month, in order to raise vital funds to help support people affected by this disease. Motor neurone disease (MND) is the name given to a group of diseases in which there is progressive degeneration of... Read more →

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank launched

Wednesday 31st May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland's first brain tumour biobank has been launched, marking a ‘really important development in brain tumour research' in this country. A biobank is a large collection of biological, medical data and tissue samples. These are collected for research and diagnostic purposes. If a patient is... Read more →

Heart failure risk for premature babies

Tuesday 30th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Babies born prematurely may have an increased risk of developing heart failure during childhood and adolescence, a new study has found. Babies who are born early are much more likely to survive nowadays, even those born very prematurely. As a result, scientists have become particularly interested i... Read more →

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