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Some energy drinks have 16 teaspoons of sugar

Monday 14th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of different energy drinks on sale in Ireland has jumped in recent years and some of these products contain over 16 teaspoons of sugar or the same amount of caffeine as two expressos in just one serving. According to a new report by Safefood, a survey it carried out in 2002 showed that t... Read more →

Physical activity cuts Alzheimer risk in half

Monday 14th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who are physically active may have a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study has shown. US researchers looked at almost 900 people who were taking part in a 30-year heart health study. The average age of participants was 78 years. All had their physical acti... Read more →

PTSD common after breast cancer diagnosis

Wednesday 9th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study has found. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can occur after experiencing an intensely stressful event in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. It has been ... Read more →

PMS can have big impact on everyday life

Wednesday 9th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost half of Irish women are prevented from participating in their usual weekly exercise routine because of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a new survey has found. PMS refers to the physical, mental and emotional symptoms which women may experience in the week or two before their monthly period. Mos... Read more →

Alzheimer's could be caused by viruses like herpes

Wednesday 9th March 2016 - Sarah Knapton - Independent

Alzheimer's disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link. The worldwide team of 31 scientists and clinicians, which includes specialists from Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Manchester Univ... Read more →

Hostile attitude linked to poor memory

Monday 7th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Young adults who do not cope well with stress or who have have a hostile attitude may have an increased risk of experiencing thinking and memory problems later in life, a new study has found. US researchers assessed the personalities and attitudes of over 3,100 people with an average age of 25. The... Read more →

Life expectancy has jumped in last 100 years

Monday 7th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People born in Ireland in 1911 could only expect to live until their early 50s, a new report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has shown. The report, Life in 1916 Ireland: Stories from Statistics, was published to mark Ireland's centenary this Easter and to provide a snapshot of what life wa... Read more →

Exercise helps people cope after heart attack

Monday 7th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who exercise regularly have a better chance of survival if they suffer a heart attack. However, a new study has found that those who exercise are also more likely to cope better mentally in the aftermath. Norwegian researchers used data based on 120,000 people during three different time per... Read more →

Video games increasingly popular among kids

Friday 4th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Traditional chasing and running games, like hide and seek and tip the can, appear to be a lot less popular among Irish children than computer games, according to the results of a new survey. Children aged between six and 12, along with their parents, were asked a series of questions about what they... Read more →

Management of meds can be complex

Friday 4th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Pharmacists are urging older people to ask them for help when it comes to the medications they are taking. According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), research suggests that people who have to take medication for more than one condition are more likely to take this medication incorrectly. Current... Read more →

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