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Women more affected by night shifts

Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Research already suggests that working night shifts may increase your risk of certain health problems, such as sleep disorders, heart disease and diabetes. However a new study indicates that women may be more affected by working unsocial hours than men. According to UK researchers, the findings cou... Read more →

Domestic violence 'not on homeless agenda'

Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland's homeless figures are totally underestimated because they do not include thousands of women and children who are staying in emergency refuge accommodation, Safe Ireland has said. The national organisation, which works with frontline domestic violence services in Ireland, has just published... Read more →

Health service 'not working' - former HSE CEO

Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The former head of the HSE has said that the current health system ‘is just not working'. However, according to Prof Brendan Drumm, who is professor of paediatrics at UCD, major investment in primary care could solve many of the problems within the Irish health service. Prof Drumm was appoin... Read more →

Type 2 diabetes linked to liver disease risk

Monday 18th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with type 2 diabetes face an increased risk of developing serious liver disease, a study has found. Liver disease is often linked with people who consume too much alcohol over a long period, however UK researchers have found that most cases of the disease in people with type 2 diabetes are n... Read more →

Psoriasis may increase aneurysm risk

Monday 18th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with the skin condition, psoriasis, may have an increased risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) - a potentially fatal enlargement of the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, a new study has found. AAA usually causes no symptoms until it ruptures and this can ... Read more →

Colonoscopy wait times at all-time high

Monday 18th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of public patients waiting over three months for a colonoscopy - a procedure that is often used to detect bowel cancer - reached an all-time high at the end of March, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has highlighted. It is calling on political parties to commit to tackling this serious iss... Read more →

New app to help hay fever sufferers

Friday 15th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new app, which will allow hay fever sufferers to determine the nature and severity of their condition before advising them on best treatment, has been launched. 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... Read more →

CF centre's success highlighted

Friday 15th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Healh

The opening of a dedicated centre for adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) in a Dublin hospital in 2012 has ensured that patients receive ‘optimal treatment in the most effective way', a leading doctor has claimed. The National Referral Centre for Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patients opened in St Vince... Read more →

Over 400 inspections of nursing homes in 2015

Friday 15th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 400 inspections of nursing homes were carried out in 2015, half of which were unannounced, a new report has shown. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has just published its 2015 Overview Report on the Regulation of Designated Centres for Older People. It shows that last year, ... Read more →

Big jump in calls to Samaritans since 2014

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The helpline run by Samaritans Ireland has answered around 1.2 million calls since its number became free of charge two years ago. Samaritans Ireland is a volunteer-led charity, which provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people who are experiencing feelings o... Read more →

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