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Being fit at 40 benefits the brain

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who are not physically fit in their 40s may experience accelerated ageing of the brain by the time they reach 60, a new study has found. "Many people don't start worrying about their brain health until later in life, but this study provides more evidence that certain behaviors and risk facto... Read more →

Teen stress increases heart risk

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Teenagers who are prone to stress may have an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life even if they exercise regularly, a new study has found. Previous research has suggested a link between stress and some health problems, including coronary heart disease, so Swedish researchers dec... Read more →

People urged to reduce sugar intake

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing to people to reduce the amount of sugar they are consuming. A new guideline from the WHO recommends that both adults and children should reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake, while reducing to below 5... Read more →

Cigarette plain packaging law passed

Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Ireland has become the first country in Europe and only the second in the world to introduce plain packaging laws for cigarette packets.The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill has now passed through all stages of the Oireachtas and this will ensure that all tobacco industry market... Read more →

Health insurance plan to be ready by summer, says Varadkar

Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Dan Griffin - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/

It is possible to get to a point where more than half the population has voluntary health insurance, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said.Mr Varadkar said he intends to go to Government with a “roadmap” for health insurance by the summer.Many people consider health insurance as impo... Read more →

New sunbed regulations now in effect

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

New laws governing the commercial use of sunbeds, including a ban on ‘unlimited use', are now in effect. From today (March 2), anyone using sunbeds must be supervised and anyone supervising must be over 18 years of age. Health information must be provided to anyone using, hiring or buying a s... Read more →

Coffee may cut clogged arteries risk

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who drink three to five cups of coffee each day may have a reduced risk of developing clogged arteries, which can lead to heart attacks, a new study has found. Research into the effects of coffee on cardiovascular health have been mixed. It was previously thought that coffee consumption incr... Read more →

GPs get fee offer for under six scheme

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

GPs are likely to be offered around €100 a year per child under the Government's plans for free GP care for children under six years of age. The payment from the State to GPs is expected to be set at around €75 a year for each child under six on their lists, plus €25 a year if the do... Read more →

Heart failure - activities should be assessed

Friday 27th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with heart failure who struggle with daily tasks such as washing and dressing, are more likely to be hospitalised and die prematurely, a new study has found. Heart failure is a potentially life-threatening condition which leads to the heart being unable to pump enough blood around the body. ... Read more →

Premature death risk with ADHD

Thursday 26th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to die prematurely than people without the condition, with accidents the main cause of death, a new study has found. Danish researchers followed the progress of almost two million people, including over 32,000 with ADHD... Read more →

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