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Mindfulness may benefit recurrent depression

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A type of mindfulness-based therapy may offer an alternative to people with long-term depression who no longer want to take antidepressants, scientists have claimed. Mindfulness aims to show people how to pay attention in a specific way, focusing on the present moment and what is happening around t... Read more →

Higher insurance premiums fast approaching

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Members of the public who do not have private health insurance are being reminded that from the start of next month, anyone aged 35 or older who takes out insurance will be charged extra. From May 1, private health insurers will be allowed to load premiums by 2% per annum from the age of 35, as par... Read more →

Women invited to ovarian cancer seminar

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women who are concerned about or affected by ovarian cancer are being invited to attend a seminar on the disease next month. Around 330 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed in Ireland every year, making it the sixth most common female cancer. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘silent disease... Read more →

Problem drinking in women a major concern

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish women are suffering an increasing number of health problems as a result of their consumption of alcohol, including liver cirrhosis, which in the past mainly affected older men, a leading doctor has warned. According to Dr Orla Crosbie, a consultant hepatologist at Cork University Hospital, 20... Read more →

Childline getting calls from suicidal kids

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

More than 300 children who were at urgent risk of suicide called Childline last year, the ISPCC has revealed. The children's charity, which runs the Childline service, said that over 1,000 children made contact last year about issues relating to suicide and of these, over 300 ‘had already act... Read more →

Kids' bedrooms should be screen-free

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Parents are being urged to keep televisions and phones out of children's bedrooms, as these may be impacting on the amount of sleep young people are getting. The call comes from Safefood, which has just launched the latest phase of its ongoing campaign to reduce childhood obesity. An increasing amo... Read more →

Many do not understand palliative care

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Many people have a poor understanding of what palliative care is and who it is for, a new survey has found. Palliative care aims to provide the best quality of life to any person - adult or child - with a non-curable or serious illness, including severe heart disease, dementia and motor neurone dis... Read more →

Many underestimate risk of few cigs

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Many people still underestimate the damage to health even a few cigarettes can cause, new research suggests. According to French doctors, despite years of public health campaigning on this issue, it is clear that ‘the war against tobacco is not over'. They analysed data from a survey of over... Read more →

24,000 may have undiagnosed diabetes

Friday 17th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Some 24,000 people in Ireland could have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes, a new study indicates.It looked at almost 30,000 people between 2009 and 2013 in an attempt to assess diabetes and cardiovascular risk in the Irish population.The study revealed that 17% of the participants - almost 5,000 people -... Read more →

Cancer Society concerned about e-cigarettes

Friday 17th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has expressed concern that e-cigarettes may actually increase smokers' dependence on nicotine.It made the claim after a new poll revealed that two-thirds of e-cigarette users also smoke conventional cigarettes.The poll was carried out on behalf of the ICS and involved ... Read more →

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