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Kids urged to read for MS

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children around the country are being urged to get reading in an attempt to raise much needed funds for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The MS Readathon, which is now in its 28th year, is Ireland's largest school-sponsored reading initiative. The event will take place from October 9 to ... Read more →

Walking 25 minutes a day can add seven years to your life research reveals

Wednesday 23rd September 2015 - Jennifer Cockerell - Irish Independent

Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day can add up to seven years to your life, health experts have said. New research shows regular exercise can reduce ageing and increase the average life span. Sanjay Sharma, professor of inherited cardiac diseases in sports cardiology at St George's University H... Read more →

New app for people with rheumatoid arthritis

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new app has been launched to help Irish people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a chronic and often painful condition that affects the joints, causing them to become inflamed. Around 40,000 people in Ireland are affected, almost three in four of whom are women. The RAISE app has b... Read more →

At-risk groups urged to get flu vaccine

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People at risk of contracting the flu are being urged to get themselves vaccinated in the coming weeks. According to a new awareness campaign involving Age Action, the Asthma Society of Ireland and Boots Ireland, almost 2,500 cases of flu were reported during the 2014/2015 winter season and the num... Read more →

Smoking doubles risk of dementia

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smokers have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, however many people are unaware of this link, two leading health organisations have warned. Around 48,000 people in Ireland are affected by various types of dementia, however this figure is expected to jump to 68,000 ... Read more →

Irish team in Alzheimer's breakthrough

Monday 21st September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists have made a major breakthrough in relation to the most common form of dementia worldwide, Alzheimer's disease. According to the team from Trinity College Dublin (TCD), their findings could lead to the development of new forms of therapy for those affected. Alzheimer's disease affe... Read more →

IVF success less likely from age 43

Monday 21st September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women in their 40s who undergo fertility treatment in order to get pregnant are less likely to be successful if they are aged 43 or older, a new Irish study has found. According to researchers from Rotunda IVF, in recent decades, the number of women over 40 seeking assisted reproductive technology ... Read more →

Smoking ups risk of type 2 diabetes

Monday 21st September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Smokers and those exposed to secondhand (passive) smoke have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. According to the findings, more than 27 million cases of type 2 diabetes worldwide may be due to smoking. "Cigarette smoking should be considered as a key modifiabl... Read more →

A healthy weight may delay Alzheimer's onset

Friday 18th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Maintaining a healthy weight during middle age may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found. While obesity is known to increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, until now, it has been unclear whether it also affects the age at onset of the disease. Researchers decid... Read more →

Dental costs: How not to drill a hole in your pocket while getting your teeth fixed

Friday 18th September 2015 - Sinead Ryan - Irish Independent

Dental costs: How not to drill a hole in your pocket while getting your teeth fixed Every little girl dreams of getting crowned one day but sadly, for most grown-ups it's their teeth rather than their head that becomes the recipient in later life. As the old joke goes, it would be much more useful ... Read more →

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