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Diabetes-related amputations on the rise

Tuesday 16th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of people with diabetes who had to have lower limbs amputated as a result of the condition increased last year, despite the fact that such amputations are almost completely preventable, Diabetes Ireland has warned. According to figures from the HSE, 440 people with diabetes had lower lim... Read more →

Living kidney donors reminded about expenses

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Living kidney donors are being reminded that they can apply for a reimbursement of their expenses and loss of income that may have arisen as a result of their donation. Figures from the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) show that between 2009 and 2013, 138 living people donated a kidney to another per... Read more →

Weekend screen time bad for teen bones

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Teenage boys who spend a lot of time at the weekend looking at various screens have poorer bone health, a new study has found. This finding does not seem to apply to teenage girls however. Researchers in Norway looked at almost 1,000 teenagers aged between 15 and 17. All of the participants were a... Read more →

Nuts, peanuts reduce risk of death

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who regularly consume nuts and peanuts may have a reduced risk of dying from a number of different diseases, including cancer and diabetes, a new study has found. However, the consumption of peanut butter does not appear to affect mortality rates. Researchers in the Netherlands used data fr... Read more →

Busy year for eating disorder helpline

Tuesday 9th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Almost one in five calls to an eating disorders helpline last year came from children aged 14 and under, a new report has shown. Around 200,000 people in Ireland have eating disorders and Bodywhys is the national voluntary organisation that supports those affected. According to its 2014 Annual Repo... Read more →

Dignity of nursing home residents compromised

Tuesday 9th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The dignity and privacy of residents in some public nursing homes is being compromised because of the State's failure to comply with certain standards set out by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), it has been claimed. Nursing homes currently provide care for almost 22,000 resident... Read more →

Exercise cuts gestational diabetes risk

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24703

Women who exercise during pregnancy reduce their risk of developing gestational diabetes, a new study has shown. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy - most often in the second or third trimester. It usually disappears after the baby is born, although women who ... Read more →

102-year-old on trolley for 26 hours

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A woman aged 102 years was left waiting on a trolley in Dublin's Tallaght Hospital for 26 hours, it has emerged. The woman was brought to hospital at 2pm last Monday afternoon. She was initially treated for heart problems before being placed on a trolley, where she was left until 5pm on Tuesday, wh... Read more →

300+ complaints about doctors in 2014

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The Medical Council received 308 complaints about doctors in 2014. The Medical Council is the regulatory body for doctors working in Ireland. It maintains the register of all doctors who are legally permitted to work here and sets the standards for medical education and training. It is also where m... Read more →

Central Mental Hospital to be replaced

Thursday 4th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanala to build a new hospital in Dublin, which will replace the existing Central Mental Hospital (CMH). The new facility will be built in Portrane in Co Dublin and will consist of a 120-bed National Forensic Hospital, which will replace the CMH, a 10-bed me... Read more →

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