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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 →

Karl Henry: How to choose a fitness class that's right for you

Friday 18th September 2015 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Karl Henry tells you how to pick the right class in order to achieve your fitness goals. Exercise and the exercise industry are booming right now, it has become a growth industry as people begin to take better care of their bodies and their minds. With more people getting active, there has also be... Read more →

Bigger portions make us eat more

Thursday 17th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new study has confirmed what has long been suspected - if you are served bigger portions of food, you will consistently consume more. Overeating is known to increase the risk of a number of diseases including heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. However until now, it has been unclear what im... Read more →

'Chairs are slowly killing us'

Thursday 17th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who spend long periods of time sitting, and who do not exercise much, are at an increased risk of developing liver disease, a new study has found. According to experts, ‘the message is clear, our chairs are slowly but surely killing us'. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) refer... Read more →

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