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Breastfeeding lowers breast cancer death risk

Friday 2nd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who develop breast cancer may have a better chance of survival if they previously breastfed for at least six months, a new study suggests. Researchers in Norway and Sweden looked at almost 350 women who had undergone surgery for primary breast cancer 20 years before and found that mortality (... Read more →

Parents urged to give kids smaller portions

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Parents are being urged to give their children child-sized portions at mealtimes. According to Safefood, there has been a major increase in food portion sizes over the last two decades and this is a key contributor to obesity rates among children. "It's well established that for adults, we eat mor... Read more →

Number of suicides in Northern Ireland up by almost a fifth

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - The Irish Times

The number of suicides has increased by almost a fifth in Northern Ireland, statistics have revealed. The North’s children’s commissioner said the total of young people who have taken their own lives remained too high and the tally of youngsters self-harming has risen sharply. Kou... Read more →

Bray nursing home failed to investigate abuse claims, says Hiqa

Wednesday 31st August 2016 - Deborah Condon - The Irish Times

A nursing home in Bray failed to investigate multiple allegations of abuse despite stating the claims had been resolved, according to an inspection report. During an unannounced visit in May, Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) officials found two complaints that were “s... Read more →

Hiqa reports critical of HSE disability services

Monday 29th August 2016 - Ciarán D'Arcy - Irish Health

Major patient safety concerns have been raised in a series of critical reports into HSE-run disability services around the country. Inspectors from the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) noted incidents of peer-to-peer abuse, misadministration of medications and failures to adequately ... Read more →

There’s an app for that: exercise prescription cuts heart attack risk

Monday 29th August 2016 - Muiris Houston - The Irish Times

Confused about how much exercise to take for a healthy heart? Norwegian researchers have come up with a useful app that allows you to personalise the amount of exercise needed to reduce your risk of death from heart attack and stroke. Speaking at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress i... Read more →

Áras Attracta’s services criticised in a draft HSE report

Monday 29th August 2016 - Mark Hilliard - The Irish Times

  A draft Health Service Executive (HSE) report on the Áras Attracta care home in Co Mayo is believed to have identified numerous issues including low morale and fraught relations between management and staff. The home was the controversial subject of an ... Read more →

Áras Attracta’s services criticised in a draft HSE report

Friday 26th August 2016 - Mark Hilliard - The Irish Times

  A draft Health Service Executive (HSE) report on the Áras Attracta care home in Co Mayo is believed to have identified numerous issues including low morale and fraught relations between management and staff. The home was the controversial subject of an&nb... Read more →

Final day for Wicklow ‘no fry zone’ submissions

Friday 26th August 2016 - Vivienne Clarke - The Irish Times

Today is the last day for submissions to Wicklow County Council on new planning guidelines about the location of fast food outlets in relation to schools. The local authority is seeking submissions as part of a new obesity strategy. Greystones based group No Fry Zones For Kids ... Read more →

Medical Council sees complaints against doctors rise 20%

Friday 26th August 2016 - Elaine Edwards, Martin Wall - The Irish Times

  The number of complaints made about doctors to the medical regulator last year rose by 20 per cent, with complaints about poor communication up by some 40 per cent. In its annual report for 2015, the Medical Council revealed it received 369 complaints, compared to 308 the previo... Read more →

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