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Number of people with private health insurance decreasing

Newly released figures from the Health Insurance Authority have indicated that the number of people in Ireland with private health insurance fell by approximately 50,000 between March 2013 and March…

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Study examines Irish people’s attitude towards discussing death

A Trinity College study is exploring how comfortable we are discussing our end of life plans with the aim of bringing it to the forefront. The study which was published…

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Exercise should be prescribed to people recovering from stroke

Stroke sufferers should be prescribed exercise by their doctors. That is according to a scientific statement by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association who insist that exercise…

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Mediterranean diet is still the best for our health

Researchers in England have been exploring just what makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy. They’ve concluded it’s a combination of the olive oil and the vegetables that gives it the…

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Medical card cuts effecting cancer patients in Ireland

The Irish Cancer Society has expressed deep concerns surrounding the distress and financial impact caused to Irish cancer sufferers as a result of losing their discretionary medical cards or being…

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19,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year in Ireland

The annual report that has been released by the National Cancer Registry has shown that over 19,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in this country every year, making it…

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Annual Irish skin cancer cases exceed the 10,000 mark

The National Cancer Registry Ireland has recently published figures that show that the number of people who develop skin cancer in Ireland each year has exceeded 10,000 for the first…

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Irish Heart Foundation urges people to learn CPR

The Irish Heart Foundation has called for more Irish people to learn CPR so they will be able to respond in case of an emergency. The foundation believes that those…

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Harvard researchers say more coffee reduces diabetes risk

Researchers at Harvard University have suggested that by adding to your daily coffee consumption by one and a half cups per day, you can actually reduce your risk of developing…

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Weight loss surgery cuts your risk of heart attack in half

A new research that has been carried out by scientists in the UK has suggested that obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery half their risk of suffering from a heart…

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HIQA introduces stricter guidelines for hip replacements

HIQA has released new guidelines maintaining that patients with arthritis of the hip should first be treated and managed by physiotherapists and their local GP before they are referred for…

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Food Safety Authority introduces a new online calorie calculator

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has launched a new calorie calculator online. The idea of the calculator which is called “MenuCal” is for businesses in the food industry to…

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Irish Cancer Society and Science Foundation Ireland team up to tackle the disease

The Irish Cancer Society along with Science Foundation Ireland has joined forces with the intention to create a higher level of cooperation between higher education institutions and teaching hospitals. In…

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Insomnia sufferers at a higher risk of falling victim to a stroke

A new study has suggested that those of us who suffer from insomnia are at a much greater risk of suffering a stroke in our lifetime. The report was carried…

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Scientists tackle cause of common cause of sight loss in Ireland

A team of Irish scientists have made a significant breakthrough in their research examining the causes of a disease that is the most common cause of blindness in this country….

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Nearly 25,000 have had medical cards revoked since 2012 in Ireland

New figures released have shown that over 24,000 Irish people have had their medical cards revoked since 2012. The figures indicate that the number of people currently with medical cards…

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Over 50’s remained in good health despite the global economic recession

A recently published report from the Economic and Social Research Institute has suggested that older people in Ireland have not suffered any significant decline in their health or general well…

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Have you consumed your seven-a-day?

We have always been told that to keep a healthy lifestyle we should be looking to consume at least 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables every day.  However a new…

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Irish scientists positive about new treatments for arthritis sufferers

Arthritis affects around 400,000 people in Ireland and nearly 70 million people in the European Union suffer from the condition. A group of Irish scientists based at NUI Galway are…

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Heart attacks in Ireland drop 10% since smoking ban

The Irish Heart Foundation has revealed that the rate of heart attacks in Ireland has dropped by 10% since the introduction of the smoking ban ten years ago.  The smoking…

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More transparency needed surrounding effects of statin

Statin are drugs that are prescribed to patients with high LDL cholesterol levels. LDL cholesterol is known as ‘bad’ cholesterol and it can increase a person’s risk of developing heart…

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World Health Organisation warns against too much sugar in diet

The World Health Organisation has said that a persons daily allowance for sugar intake should be halved to six teaspoons.  A recent set of guidelines that were published by the…

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Research testing on blood cells offers new hope on dementia

Scientists have developed a new type of blood test that they say could possibly be able to indicate if a person will develop dementia within 3 years.  The new study…

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Scientists find evidence of link between climate change and Malaria

Scientists have managed to prove that there is in fact a direct link between the changing of the world’s climate and the increase of malaria. The study which was carried…

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