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People should eat 10 fruit and veg per day

Friday 24th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost eight million premature deaths could be avoided worldwide if people consumed more fruit and vegetables, new research has found. According to the findings, eating 800g of fruit and vegetables every day - that is around 10 portions - could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths globally. UK res... Read more →

4 million cancer deaths avoided in EU since 1988

Thursday 23rd February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over four millions deaths from cancer have been avoided in the European Union (EU) since the late 1980s, thanks to improvements in prevention, detection and treatments, a major new study has found. The research also makes predictions for 2017 and notes than while fewer women will die from cancer in... Read more →

Walking benefits advanced cancer patients

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with advanced cancer could enjoy an improved quality of life if they walked for just 30 minutes, three times a week, a new study has found. According to UK researchers, ‘rather than shying away from exercise, people with advanced disease should be encouraged to be more active and incor... Read more →

Major study confirms brain differences in ADHD

Tuesday 21st February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A major new study on ADHD has found that the condition is linked with the delayed development of five regions of the brain and as a result, it should be considered a disorder of the brain. According to Dutch researchers, these findings are important to dispel the myth that ADHD is simply a label fo... Read more →

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

Monday 20th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Vitamin D supplements offer protection against acute respiratory infections, including colds and flu, a major new study has found. According to UK researchers, their findings provide the strongest evidence yet that the benefits of vitamin D are not just restricted to bone and muscle health. Vitami... Read more →

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

Friday 17th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Vitamin D supplements offer protection against acute respiratory infections, including colds and flu, a major new study has found. According to UK researchers, their findings provide the strongest evidence yet that the benefits of vitamin D are not just restricted to bone and muscle health. Vitami... Read more →

Warning about cancer misinformation

Thursday 16th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A lot of information about cancer is inaccurate and misleading and can cause more harm than good, a leading doctor has warned. According to Dr Robert O'Connor, head of research at the Irish Cancer Society, a diagnosis of cancer can be devastating for all those involved, with many feeling overwhelme... Read more →

When antibiotics don’t work any more what can we do?

Wednesday 15th February 2017 - George Winter - Irish Times

The introduction of penicillin in the 1940s heralded the antibiotic era. We are now in the era of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Can we fight back? Penicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus – a common cause of bacterial infection – was reported as early as 1942 after only months of li... Read more →

Oral health of nursing home patients at risk

Tuesday 14th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The oral health of thousands of nursing home patients nationwide is at major risk, a senior dentist has warned. According to Dr Anne Twomey, who is vice president of the Irish Dental Association (IDA), patients who have kept their teeth into old age can lose them within three months in a nursing ho... Read more →

The complete guide to stress and how you can banish it from your life

Monday 13th February 2017 - Patricia Murphy - Independent

Money, work and the state of our relationships - these are the three life issues that cause Irish people the most stress and while our daily worries might seem insignificant, they can have a profound impact on our overall health. While psychologists argue that a certain amount of stress can but g... Read more →

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