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Kids' nightmares linked to psychosis

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Children who experience persistent nightmares may be more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms in their late teens, a new study suggests. Psychosis refers to a mental state in which a person is detached from reality and experiences a number of abnormal symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and ... Read more →

Leukaemia drug being trialled in Galway

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A patient attending University Hospital Galway is the first person in the world to start treatment as part of a clinical trial for a promising new drug for acute leukaemia. Adult acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. It is the most common type of acute le... Read more →

Many skip brushing teeth and share toothbrushes

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Around one in four Irish adults skip brushing their teeth at least once a week, a new survey has revealed. Over 1,100 adults were surveyed earlier this month and according to the findings, one in 10 has had their teeth professionally whitened, while at least one in five has tried whitening products... Read more →

Clinical trials in cancer on the increase

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of cancer clinical trials taking place in Ireland is on the increase and this will have a major impact on the future of cancer treatment, ICORG has said. ICORG is the All Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group, which works to highlight the importance of clinical trials in Ireland an... Read more →

Prognosis no worse with family breast cancer

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with a family history of breast cancer who subsequently develop the disease, have the same prognosis as other women with the disease who have no family history, a new study has found. According to UK researchers, these findings should offer hope to women who are concerned about their future d... Read more →

Under-18 sunbed ban 'working'

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The new law banning people under the age of 18 from using sunbeds appears to be working, however some tanning salons are still offering illegal price promotions, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. It carried out an undercover survey of tanning salons in Dublin during March. As part of this, a... Read more →

Shift work has big effect on health

Tuesday 19th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who work outside a traditional nine-to-five schedule are more likely to be overweight, experience sleeping problems and may even have an increased risk of developing diabetes, a new study has found. According to US researchers, the potential health effects of shift work have become a major c... Read more →

Busy workers less active than they think

Monday 18th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People in busy jobs who believe they are achieving their daily recommended levels of physical activity while working, may be fooling themselves, a new Irish study suggests. According to Dr Eleanor McIntyre of Galway University Hospital, most adults spend around 60% of their waking hours in work, th... Read more →

Many women unaware of own cholesterol

Monday 18th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Many Irish women over the age of 45 are unaware of their cholesterol number, despite high cholesterol being a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is responsible for 50% of all female deaths in this country. According to a new survey of over 500 adults, which was carried out in... Read more →

Chronic fatigue expert to talk in Ireland

Monday 18th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A leading international expert on the condition ME, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is to give two talks to members of the public later this month. ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) affects around 12,000 people in Ireland and symptoms can include overwhelming exhaustion, joint pain, musc... Read more →

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