Ireland - Health & Living
Monday - 19th March, 2018
‘Selfish’ motorists who park in disabled bays face increased fines
THE Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, said the behaviour of motorists who pa...
Monday - 12th March, 2018
THE very high complication rates for people living with bowel or intestinal failure (IF) — a condi...
Monday - 5th March, 2018
Riskier for young
TYPE 2 diabetes — which is striking people at a younger age in Ireland — may have a more aggress...
Monday - 26th February, 2018
WOMEN who suffer from asthma and only use short-acting reliever medication may have more difficulty ...
Monday - 19th February, 2018
ACCORDING to University Hospital Limerick surgeon, Ashish Lal, women who develop lymphoedema — a c...
Monday - 12th February, 2018
ENERGY and sports drinks are increasingly popular — but consumption can have health consequences b...
Monday - 5th February, 2018
HEARING loss in older adults is associated with a decline in brain function and dementia, according ...
Monday - 29th January, 2018
CHILDREN and young adults with diabetes will no longer have to do a finger prick test to manage thei...
Monday - 22nd January, 2018
WOMEN across the country who require chemotherapy to treat complications of a “molar pregnancy” ...
Monday - 15th January, 2018
AROUND 30,000 people across the country are attempting to quit smoking this month and, although for ...
Monday - 8th January, 2018
Link to liver injury
JANUARY is a good time to reduce the amount of alcohol you drink, and it’s worth checking how many...
Monday - 18th December, 2017
Use the stairs
It’s always good to be one step ahead when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. And one ...
Monday - 11th December, 2017
Five years longer
LIFE expectancy in Ireland increased by nearly five years between 2000 and 2015, to 81.5 years.&...
Monday - 4th December, 2017
For cardiac patients
MORE than 3,000 Irish patients are now benefiting from a new intervention which prevents heart failu...
Monday - 27th November, 2017
THE PERCENTAGE DECREASE IN YOUR RISK OF DEATH FROM HEART DISEASE IF YOU OWN A DOG, ACCORDING TO SWED...
Monday - 20th November, 2017
Detect heart defects
IRELAND is one of the few countries with guidelines on routinely screening newborns for critical con...
Monday - 13th November, 2017
INFLAMMATORY bowel disease (IBD) has evolved into a global problem with over 2.5m sufferers in Europ...
Monday - 6th November, 2017
Irish diagnosed with breast cancer younger
Women in Ireland are being diagnosed with breast cancer younger than their European counterparts.&am...
Monday - 30th October, 2017
On blood cancer
AN information evening will be held on November 6, which is open to patients, their families and to ...
Monday - 23rd October, 2017
Can save your sight’
ANYONE living with diabetes in Ireland, who is aged 12 years and older, is encouraged to register on...
Monday - 16th October, 2017
MANY jobs have now escaped the workplace — following employees home or on holidays via mobile phon...
Monday - 9th October, 2017
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN A STUDY SHOWING THOSE WHO FAIL TO CARRY HOME GROCERIES MISS OUT ON ...
Monday - 2nd October, 2017
Hands in hospital
THE cold and flu season is on its way —and handwashing is a key measure to reduce the spread of no...
Monday - 25th September, 2017
Adding to stress’
SOME cancer patients are still having to pay up to ¤63 a week in hospital car parking charg...
Monday - 18th September, 2017
THE NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED IN A WEEK WHICH INCREASES THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE...
Monday - 11th September, 2017
Smoking bans’ positive impact on child health backed by study
CHILDHOOD chest infections needing hospital care may have dropped by as much as 20pc since anti-smok...
Monday - 4th September, 2017
THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF MINUTES A DAY MIDDLE-AGED PEOPLE SHOULD SPEND DOING BRISK WA...
Monday - 28th August, 2017
THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS WAITING OVER A YEAR FOR AN APPOINTMENT
THOUSANDS of patients are waiting more than 12 months for an appointments to see a dietitian, audiol...
Monday - 21st August, 2017
Alcohol is still
SISTERS Emily and Molly Stack, along with little Henry Burke, get help from two giant apple...
Monday - 14th August, 2017
As a former smoker
FORMER US president Barack Obama said he started smoking as a teenager — but promised his wife he ...
Monday - 7th August, 2017
THE NUMBER IN A STUDY SAYING DARK SPOTS ON THE IRIS, THE COLOURED PART OF THE EYE, WHILE NOT CANCERO...
Monday - 31st July, 2017
THE NUMBER OF WORKING ADULTS IN A STUDY WHICH SUGGESTS USING MONEY TO FREE-UP TIME — SUCH...
Monday - 24th July, 2017
THE NUMBER IN STUDY SUGGESTING VERY FIT MEN IN THEIR LATE 40S ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET LUNG C...
Monday - 17th July, 2017
BCG VACCINE BACKLOG WILL CONTINUE
THE worldwide shortage of BCG vaccine to protect children against TB means that supplies will not no...
Monday - 10th July, 2017
Be alert when making splash
SPLASHING about in water is part of summer fun for children but without proper safeguards it is full...
Monday - 3rd July, 2017
Reduce your dementia risk
THE number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to more than double over the next 20 years...
Monday - 26th June, 2017
Mums-to-be lack help to kick habit
SERVICES to help pregnant women quit smoking are inadequate in the Irish maternity services, accordi...
Monday - 19th June, 2017
Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet
THERE were 21,967 complaints made against the Health Service Executive (HSE) and voluntary hospitals...
Monday - 12th June, 2017
TECH ROLE IN TREATING INCONTINENCE
PEOPLE who want to find out more about incontinence, affecting the bladder or bowel, along with life...
Monday - 5th June, 2017
SAFE STEPS TO FASTING DURING RAMADAN
PEOPLE of Muslim faith are currently observing the holy month of Ramadan which involves fasting and ...
Monday - 29th May, 2017
PEDDLING A SAFE AND HEALTHY MESSAGE
NATIONAL Bike Week, is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Th...
Monday - 22nd May, 2017
Tips to help stop skin cancers
THE sun is out but whether it’s bright or cloudy, never forget to protect your skin. Ever...
Monday - 15th May, 2017
App accuracy causes concern
CONSUMERS are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps which come installed in many smartp...
Monday - 8th May, 2017
Blood type link to heart risk
THE most common blood group in Ireland is O positive, accounting for 47pc of the population.&nbs...
Monday - 1st May, 2017
‘Vital’ for babies to receive vaccine
PUBLIC health specialists have warned that the uptake of immunisation against measles is still too l...
Monday - 24th April, 2017
Stay healthy on your hikes
THE great outdoors beckons, now that months of bright days are ahead — so put on the walking shoes...
Monday - 17th April, 2017
Organ donors saveuptoseven
ONE person whose organs are donated can potentially help a maximum of seven other people to get life...
Monday - 10th April, 2017
Hayfever season has started early
THE hayfever season has started early this year and is spreading south to north in Ireland, accordin...
Monday - 3rd April, 2017
Farming fatalities still a big problem
This week Organ Donor Awareness Week kicks off and takes place until 8th April. Organised by the&...
Monday - 27th March, 2017
Alcohol damage to 1pc of babies
ACCORDING to a new study, doctors are not routinely looking at whether a mother drank alcohol during...
Monday - 20th March, 2017
Patients will be reimbursed
PEOPLE who have less resistance to sunlight — and are more at risk of skin cancer, due to a medica...
Monday - 13th March, 2017
Breaking the habit for good
A 20-A-DAY smoker spends over €4,000 a year on cigarettes — so those who have quit for Lent are ...
Monday - 6th March, 2017
Reducing your cancer risks
WellFest 2017 which is sponsored by KBC will take place in Herbert Park on May 6th and 7th. A star-s...
Monday - 27th February, 2017
Lack of vitamin D in newborn babies
A HIGH prevalence of vitamin D deficiency — almost 46% has been found by Irish researchers amongst...
Monday - 20th February, 2017
Diabetes-inducing obesity on the rise
THE numbers of Irish women who are overweight or obese is increasing, and is accompanied by an incre...
Monday - 13th February, 2017
Give pain the cold shoulder
THOSE of us who suffer from shoulder problems, often due to sport, should derive considerable confid...
Monday - 6th February, 2017
Problem-solving boosts memory
WHAT are the best ways of maintaining memory and cognitive skills? It’s something we shou...
Monday - 30th January, 2017
How to reduce acrylamide risk
HOW brown should a slice of toast be? It’s a question many are asking following the recen...
Monday - 23rd January, 2017
Online diets offer quick fix
IS IT worth using an online programme to try to lose weight? A new small study concludes ta...
Monday - 16th January, 2017
Prepare chicken with caution
ALTHOUGH most people associate food poisoning with salmonella, the biggest risk is from another bug,...
Monday - 9th January, 2017
Reduce injuries when skiing
THOUSANDS of Irish will be heading to ski slopes in the coming weeks — and many will be hobbling h...
Monday - 2nd January, 2017
Tea a scalding risk to children
CHILDREN are ending up with significant burns after being accidentally scalded by hot drinks, a new ...
Monday - 12th December, 2016
Sport makes us live longer
GETTING more active and sporty will be high our list of New Year resolutions. New research says swim...
Monday - 5th December, 2016
Exercise lowers risk of cancer
EXERCISE can significantly reduce the risk of several cancers and it can also help people who are ba...
Monday - 28th November, 2016
How to weather the health storm
TODAY FM’s Alison Curtis and her daughter Joan Curtis-Hegarty (5) help launch Aldi’s Give A Gift...
Monday - 21st November, 2016
Free public talk on life after stroke
Afree public talk on living life after a stroke will take place on November 30 in Dublin. Healthcare...
Monday - 14th November, 2016
We’re still eating too much salt
TOO much salt in our diet can increase blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease.&...
Monday - 7th November, 2016
Eight too late to see dentist
CHILDREN should have their first dental visit before their first birthday, Irish dental experts sugg...
Monday - 31st October, 2016
Post-dinner walk best for diabetics
TAKING a 10-minute walk after each main meal may be the best option for people with diabetes who nee...
Monday - 24th October, 2016
Environment ‘affects dementia’
EXPERTS have created a shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to our risk of develop...
Monday - 17th October, 2016
Baby health fears over car seats
PARENTS should always put babies in a car seat while driving — but maybe not for prolonged periods...
Monday - 10th October, 2016
Give us this day our daily bread
BREAD is often the first to go off the menu when we embark on a diet-but is that wise? A re...
Monday - 3rd October, 2016
Allergy risk lower on farms
GOOD news for Irish people who have grown up on farms — living on the land in early childhood is l...
Monday - 26th September, 2016
Do you need toothpaste?
DO WE really need to use toothpaste and is brushing enough? A paper in the Journal of Clinical Perio...
Monday - 19th September, 2016
Bad weather’s a right pain
NEW research which suggests bad weather really can make pain worse will resonate with many of us in ...
Monday - 12th September, 2016
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN A STUDY SHOWING ANTIBIOTICS CONSUMPTION IN EARLY LIFE INCREASES RISK OF ALLE...
Monday - 5th September, 2016
Modest changes can cut diabetes risk
EVEN modest changes in lifestyle can lead to better health. That’s the message from a new...
Monday - 29th August, 2016
SIGN UP FOR LUST FOR LIFE!
The deadline to sign up for the annual Vhi Lust for Life Galway Racecourse 5k, in conjunction with t...
Monday - 22nd August, 2016
Drop in CVD death rate
IRELAND is among the countries where the rate of death from cardiovascular disease is falling — bu...
Monday - 15th August, 2016
Is stress making you fat?
IS STRESS making you fat? Tell-tale signs that it could be adding to your weight problem include:&am...
Monday - 8th August, 2016
Tell GP all your health concerns
WE know how busy our GPs are but a simple question from the doctor at the end of a consultation aski...
Monday - 1st August, 2016
Irish deficient in vitamin D
EVERYONE should take vitamin D supplements in countries like Ireland during autumn and winter becaus...
Monday - 25th July, 2016
Keeping holiday headaches at bay
HOLIDAYS can be a headache for Ireland’s 500,000 migraine sufferers due to the stress of airplanes...
Monday - 18th July, 2016
GPs prescribe exercises
GPs regularly advise patients to exercise, but what if they gave them an actual physical activity pr...
Monday - 11th July, 2016
Herpes is extremely common but there is still a lot of misinformation about it. Very often people di...
Monday - 4th July, 2016
Rise in enquiries on Zika virus risk
THE decision of golfers Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry to pull out of the Olympics in Brazil over fear...
Monday - 27th June, 2016
Tips to reduce risk of DVT on long journeys
PREPARE in advance — that’s the advice if you are about to go on a plane and may be at risk of d...
Monday - 20th June, 2016
Doctors to give ‘personal touch’
IT IS a simple and compassionate gesture that can make a big difference to a hospital patient who is...
Monday - 13th June, 2016
CORK BIKE WEEK IS BACK!
Calum Gately with classmates of Sundays Well Boys School, Cork City take a bike lesson in preparatio...
Monday - 6th June, 2016
Mary Kennedy on how hospice ethos helped her deal with her mother’s death...
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