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1 in 5 suicides linked to unemployment

Wednesday 11th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Unemployment may be to blame for around 45,000 suicides worldwide every year, a new study has found. This figure is significantly higher than the number of suicides linked to economic crises, such as the recent global recession. Swiss researchers analysed the impact of unemployment on suicide betwe... Read more →

Fatal Foetal Abnormality Bill deafeated

Wednesday 11th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The Fatal Foetal Abnormality Private Members' Bill has been defeated in the Dail by 104 votes to 20. The Bill, which was proposed by independent TD, Clare Daly, would have allowed for abortion in cases where an unborn baby had been diagnosed with a fatal foetal abnormality which meant they would no... Read more →

Warning about detergent child poisoning risk

Wednesday 11th February 2015 - Paul Cullen - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/

Paracetamol and liquid detergent capsules were the most common causes of infant poisoning cases handled by a Dublin children’s hospital according to a new study. Drugs accounted for over half of the poisoning cases reported to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, but the appear... Read more →

Stress affects heart attack recovery in women

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Young and middle-aged women who suffer a heart attack tend to have a worse recovery than men, and stress may be partially to blame for this, a new study has found. Until now, research into the recovery outcomes of young and middle-aged women who suffer a heart attack has been limited, so US researc... Read more →

Most GPs oppose under-6 scheme - NAGP

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

GPs have insisted that Health Minister, Leo Varadkar, has underestimated the amount of opposition to the proposed scheme of free care for children under the age of six. In recent days, the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), which represents around half of the country's 2,300 GPs,... Read more →

Preterm births linked to heart risk

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Pregnant women who spontaneously go into labour prematurely may have an increased risk of suffering a stroke or developing heart problems later in life, a new study has found. Dutch researchers carried out an extensive analysis of 10 studies involving women from five European countries - Scotland, ... Read more →

Concern over laser eye surgery ads

Monday 9th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Ads which appear to trivialise the seriousness of laser eye surgery should not be used, and this includes the use of time limited deals on sites such as Groupon and Living Social to sell this procedure, eye doctors have insisted. The Irish College of Ophthalmologists (ICO), which is the training bo... Read more →

Awkward positions trigger low back pain

Monday 9th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who must perform manual tasks involving awkward positions are significantly more likely to suffer with low back pain, a new study has found. Almost 10% of the world's population will experience back pain at some point in their lives and according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is... Read more →

Low birth weight link to psychiatric problems

Monday 9th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Babies with a very low birth weight may have an increased risk of developing psychiatric problems as adults, a new study suggests. However, they also have a lower risk of developing alcohol or drug problems. Babies born prematurely usually have a low birth weight. Canadian researchers set out to i... Read more →

Type 1 diabetes - higher death risk in women

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with the same condition, a new study has found. According to the findings, women with type 1 diabetes have an almost 40% increased risk of death from all causes compared with men, and are also twice as likely to die from heart dis... Read more →

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