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Could this new 'exercise pill' replace working out?

Thursday 22nd October 2015 - Sasha Brady - Irish Independent

Scientists are developing an "exercise pill" intended to have the same physical benefits as a real workout session - without working out. It sounds too good to be true but this is more than just the stuff of our fantasies, it's a serious scientific goal. A team of researchers at the Australia's Un... Read more →

Top tips top protect yourself from flu this autumn

Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Meadhbh McGrath - Irish Independent

Autumn has only really just begun in ernest but germs will already be spreading. If you haven’t caught a cold already you’ll more than likely find yourself coughing and spluttering your way through one in the months to come. With as many as 200 types of cold viruses hovering in the air... Read more →

Outbreak of moles on right arm indicates a high risk of cancer

Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Victoria Ward - Irish Independent

Having more than 11 moles on their right arm could mean a person has a higher risk of skin cancer, according to research. Experts believe that the number of moles someone has on their right arm is the best indicator of how many moles they have altogether - and having more than 100 moles on the body... Read more →

10 simple ways to avoid heartburn

Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

If you've ever experienced heartburn, you'll be all too familiar with the nasty, hot feeling at the back of your throat. It can be uncomfortable and unpleasant, and although not life-threatening in any way, it can certainly affect the quality of your life. This is the first National Heartburn Aware... Read more →

Recall of chemotherapy medicines

Monday 19th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) is urging anyone who is concerned about a chemotherapy drug recall, to contact its helpline for advice. Last week, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) announced a precautionary recall of a number of chemotherapy medicines in Ireland. It said that while th... Read more →

Stress a major issue for Europe's workers

Monday 19th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Up to 60% of all lost working days can be attributed to work-related stress and psychosocial risks, a new study suggests. Up to 60% of all lost working days can be attributed to work-related stress and psychosocial risks, a new study suggests. According to the findings by the European Agency for S... Read more →

New laws on life-saving medicines introduced

Monday 19th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Trained members of public can administer them. New laws have been signed by the Minister for Health which will allow trained members of the public to administer life-saving medicines. A number of emergency medicines are included in the new regulations, including adrenaline auto-injectors, better k... Read more →

High BP risk can be identified in childhood

Monday 12th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People at risk of having high blood pressure in their late 30s can be identified as early as childhood, a new study suggests. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major cause of heart attack and stroke. However it rarely carries any signs or symptoms - this is why it is often refer... Read more →

Twin surgery shows world-class outcomes

Monday 12th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A study that assessed the first 100 cases involving cutting-edge surgery used on unborn twins in Ireland has found that outcomes are as good here as in leading international foetal medical centres. The surgical procedure is carried out on twins in the womb who have a condition called twin-to-twin t... Read more →

Most Irish adults not exercising enough

Monday 12th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - irish health

Just one-third of Irish people get enough exercise and only one-quarter eat enough fruit and vegetables, a major new survey has found. According to the first national survey on the nation's health since the SLÁN survey in 2007, while overweight and obesity figures appear to have stabilised i... Read more →

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