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Call for fund to open more cancer trials

Monday 19th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The body tasked with coordinating cancer trials in this country has called for the establishment of a €1 million fund to enable cancer specialists to open more trials here. Cancer Trials Ireland was established in 1996 and since then, more than 15,000 people have participated in over 350 cance... Read more →

LGBT helpline urges parents to call

Monday 19th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is calling on the parents of LGBT children to avail of its support services. The call comes as part of National Parents Week, which runs from September 19-25. The theme of this years' event is ‘It's OK to Ask' and as part of ... Read more →

Many do not read medicine directions

Monday 19th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

At least one-quarter of people do not read the directions for use when taking medicines, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 23% of people do not read any of the information that comes with their medicine, while 26% do not read the directions for use. A further 35% do not read the in... Read more →

More support needed for people with IPF

Friday 16th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 1,000 people are currently living with the lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and around 360 new cases are diagnosed every year. This week is IPF World Week and according to the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA), the aim of this event is to create an international networ... Read more →

Parents wants kids to do more PE

Friday 16th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The vast majority of parents think that schools should dedicate more time to physical education (PE), a new survey has found. According to the findings, 91% of parents think schools should devote more time to PE, while 82% would like to see a minimum of 30 minutes per day assigned to PE within the ... Read more →

Homeless and drug crisis getting worse

Friday 16th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Levels of homelessness and drug use reached ‘unprecedented levels' last year, Merchant's Quay Ireland (MQI) has warned. The national voluntary organisation, which works with drugs users and homeless people, has just published its 2015 Annual Review, which highlights the increasing levels... Read more →

Kids unaware of risk of approaching some dogs

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While young children understand that they should not approach angry dogs, they do not realise they should be just as cautious around frightened dogs, a conference in Belfast has been told. According to UK researchers, young children are at the highest risk of being bitten by a dog. They decided to ... Read more →

Many unaware of metastatic breast cancer

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While familiarity with breast cancer is relatively high, many women have never heard of metastatic breast cancer or are unaware what the term means, a new survey has revealed. Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer. It refers to when the disease has spread to other par... Read more →

E-cigarettes do help smokers quit

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Electronic cigarettes do appear to help people quit smoking, a major assessment of available evidence has revealed. According to the findings, no serious side-effects are linked with their use for up to two years, however more studies are needed to assess potential long-term effects Electronic cig... Read more →

Poor understanding of palliative care

Monday 12th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over half of Irish adults have a poor understanding of what palliative care involves, a new survey has found. According to the findings, 55% of adults have only a basic or minimal understanding of palliative care, with 16% of these admitting that they do not understand what is involved at all. Pal... Read more →

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