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Inspectors find kids' ward 'poorly maintained'

Friday 5th August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A children's ward in one of the country's busiest hospitals has been found to be ‘poorly maintained', with limited space and accessibility, all of which increase the risk of cross infection, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) It carried out an unannounced inspect... Read more →

Omega-3 beneficial after heart attack

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Heart attack patients may benefit from being given a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil in the aftermath of their attack, a new study has found. According to the findings, these fatty acids could improve the function of the heart and reduce scarring in the undamaged muscle if taken ever... Read more →

Appendix removal linked to higher pregnancy rates

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women who had their tonsils or appendix removed when they were younger may to be more likely to get pregnant compared to their peers who never underwent these procedures, a new study suggests. The findings also indicate that these women get pregnant sooner. Researchers in the UK assessed the medic... Read more →

Pregnant women advised to avoid Florida

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant are being advised to avoid travelling to Florida in the US. This follows a number of confirmed cases of locally transmitted Zika virus in some parts of Florida. Zika is a viral infection that is spread through the bite of an infected mo... Read more →

Cancer Trials Ireland launches info videos

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A series of videos aimed at people who may be considering taking part in a cancer trial has been launched. The six videos come from Cancer Trials Ireland, which is responsible for coordinating cancer trials in this country. Since its establishment in 1996, over 15,000 people have participated in mo... Read more →

Watching lots of TV linked to blood clot risk

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who watch a lot of television may have an increased risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs, a new study has found. Known as a pulmonary embolism, lung blood clots usually begin as a clot in the leg or pelvis. It the clot breaks free, it can travel and become lodged in the small blood v... Read more →

Mums encouraged to breastfeed

Tuesday 2nd August 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The evidence in relation to the health benefits of breastfeeding ‘is now stronger than ever', the HSE has said. It is highlighting the importance of breastfeeding as part of World Breastfeeding Week, which runs until August 7. Research indicates that children who are not breastfed have an in... Read more →

Vitamin D supplements advised for all in winter

Thursday 28th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Experts recommend move from October to March for healthy bones, teeth, muscles People are being urged to consider taking a vitamin supplement in the winter months to ensure they get enough vitamin D. In a raft of new guidance an English health watchdog, Public Health England, (PHE) said vita... Read more →

Raw eggs safe for pregnant women to eat, says UK safety committee

Thursday 28th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Report from advisory committee states there is ‘very low’ risk of salmonella from eggs Raw eggs are safe for pregnant women to eat, a UK safety committee has recommended. A report from the advisory committee on the microbiological safety of food states there is “very low&rd... Read more →

Human nose can help kill superbugs, research claims

Thursday 28th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Scientists have discovered a microbe in some noses that can kill dangerous bacteria Scientists have found a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs and it comes from an unlikely source: the human nose. Researchers have discovered a microbe living in some people’s... Read more →

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