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Many still not aware of bowel cancer

Monday 13th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Most people are unaware of just how prevalent bowel cancer is, the HSE has said. Bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women, with over 2,200 new diagnoses every year. While the disease is most commonly seen in people aged between 55 and 74, younger people can al... Read more →

Diabetes in elderly can be difficult to manage

Monday 13th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The number of people worldwide over the age of 60 is expected to jump from 605 million in 2000 to two billion by 2050, and this has major implications for diabetes care, Irish doctors have warned. According to the doctors, treating people with type 2 diabetes can be particularly challenging if they... Read more →

Serious life events up diabetes risk

Monday 13th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who experience a serious psychological event during their first 14 years of life, such as the death of a loved one, may be more likely to go on to develop type 1 diabetes, the results of a new study indicate. The exact cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, but both genetic and environmental f... Read more →

Schools still providing unhealthy foods

Friday 10th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Many secondary schools are continuing to offer their students unhealthy foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar, the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has claimed. It carried out a survey of 39 post-primary schools and found that over half (51%) offered their students non-chilled snacks, including sw... Read more →

Dementia risk for underweight middle-aged

Friday 10th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Middle-aged people who are underweight may have an increased risk of going on to develop dementia, a new study has found. UK researchers analysed the medical records of almost two million people, which had been collected over a 20-year period. The average age of those involved was 55, while the ave... Read more →

CF services badly hit in recession

Thursday 9th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Services for people with cystic fibrosis (CF) have been hit by significant cutbacks since the start of Ireland's economic crisis, including staff shortages and delays in developing and opening essential hospital facilities, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI) has said. According to the charity, which wor... Read more →

Eggs lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who regularly eat eggs may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. Few studies have assessed the link between egg consumption and diabetes and any findings have been inconclusive, so researchers in Finland decided to investigate further. They looked at the di... Read more →

Low support for free GP care for under-6s

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

While most people are in favour of free healthcare, the vast majority do not believe that providing free GP care to all children aged five and under should be the first step towards this, a new survey has found. The survey of 1,000 adults was carried out last month on behalf of the National Associa... Read more →

Comparing on Facebook linked to depression

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who spend lots of time on Facebook comparing their lives to the lives of their friends may be at risk of developing symptoms of depression, new findings suggests. According to US researcher, Mai-ly Steers, of the University of Houston, while the idea of ‘social comparison' is nothing n... Read more →

Course to help teachers ID suicidal students

Tuesday 7th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A training programme which aims to help teachers identify students who may be suicidal is being held by the bereavement charity, Console, later this month. According to Console CEO, Paul Kelly, a range of complex problems can lead to suicidal ideation in secondary school and college students such a... Read more →

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