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Avocados may help reduce cholesterol

Friday 9th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Overweight and obese people who are put onto a cholesterol-lowering diet may see big benefits if they consume an avocado every day... Read more →

High risk of medication errors here

Friday 9th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Ireland has a ‘very fragmented healthcare system', which increases the risk of medication errors, researchers have warned.Ac... Read more →

Antibiotic that kills bugs without resistance is discovered

Thursday 8th January 2015 - Reuters - http://www.irishtimes.com

Scientists have discovered a new antibiotic, teixobactin, that can kill serious infections in mice without encountering any detect... Read more →

Fast food affects kids' academic skills

Thursday 8th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Children who eat fast food may have poorer academic skills, a study has found.The consumption of fast food has already been linked... Read more →

Simple test detects risk in heart failure patients

Thursday 8th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People who attend Emergency Departments (EDs) with acute heart failure should have their blood sugar levels checked immediately, a... Read more →

Irish people urged to walk more

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

A new health initiative is aiming to get Irish people off their sofas, as research shows that walking for just 30 minutes per day ... Read more →

Irish teens face heart disease and infertility as obesity crisis grows

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Mark O'Regan - http://www.independent.ie

Obesity in young girls could mean they will find it impossible to have a baby later in life. Being seriously overweight can bring... Read more →

New unit to help families stripped of medical cards

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Irish Independent - http://www.independent.ie

A special unit to deal directly with families who have lost their discretionary medical card is to be set up by health service bos... Read more →

Irish malaria vaccine trial proves successful

Friday 19th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

The first human clinical trial of any malaria vaccines to be carried out in Ireland has proven successful, scientists have said.Tw... Read more →

Maynooth scientists identify diabetes protein

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE - http://www.rte.ie/news/

Scientists at Maynooth University have identified a protein that has the potential to prevent the development of obesity-driven di... Read more →

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