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Timing of treatments key with arthritis

Thursday 30th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with the painful condition, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), could see a major improvement in their condition if their treatments were timed in line with their body clock, Irish scientists have claimed. According to a team from Maynooth University, they have found evidence that coordinating treatm... Read more →

Parents have poor knowledge of vaccinations

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Over half of Irish parents do not know which diseases their children have been vaccinated against, a new survey has revealed.Currently in Ireland, babies and children are eligible to receive a number of vaccinations as part of the national primary immunisation schedule. Immunisation is not compulsor... Read more →

Public warned about Lyme disease

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who spend lots of time outdoors are being reminded of the importance of protecting themselves against Lyme disease, which is spread by the bite of a tick.According to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), in a small number of cases, Lyme disease can cause severe heart and nervous ... Read more →

1 in 5 kids think nuggets are healthy

Wednesday 29th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

At least one in five Irish children aged between six and 12 years think that chicken nuggets are healthy, while a similar number believe that dried fruits and nuts are unhealthy, a new survey has found.According to the findings, one in nine children also consider apples to be unhealthy.The survey of... Read more →

Pharmacists want to offer more vaccines

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Pharmacists have called on the Government to allow them to provide more vaccination services to the general public.Pharmacists already offer a flu vaccination service, but according to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), if they offered other vaccines, this could improve patient outcomes and ‘free... Read more →

Sun can cause skin damage on most days

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24609

Pharmacists have called on the Government to allow them to provide more vaccination services to the general public.Pharmacists already offer a flu vaccination service, but according to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), if they offered other vaccines, this could improve patient outcomes and ‘free... Read more →

Bullying 'worse than maltreatment'

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Children who are bullied by their peers suffer worse mental health problems in the long term than those who have been maltreated by adults, new findings suggest.UK researchers looked at over 4,000 people taking part in a UK study of parents and children, and more than 1,200 people taking part in a s... Read more →

Morning after pill policy 'unacceptable'

Monday 27th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Pharmacists have called for an end to the practice whereby women with medical cards who wish to obtain the morning after pill free of charge have to attend their GP for a prescription first. The emergency hormonal contraceptive, Norlevo (levonorgestrel), has been available to women in pharmacies wi... Read more →

Chronic pain has major impact

Monday 27th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

One in eight adults in Ireland suffers with chronic pain and some of these people are at risk of becoming addicted to pain relief medication, a conference has been told. Chronic pain is considered to be pain in the body that lasts longer than three months. Back, joint and neck pain are the most com... Read more →

Hormonal imbalance impacts fertility

Monday 27th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Hormonal imbalance is a common cause of infertility in females, however many women attempting to get pregnant are unaware of this, a fertility doctor has warned.Currently in Ireland, as many as one in seven couples have fertility issues, and according to Dr Ahmed Omar, medical director at Beacon Car... Read more →

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