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Social groups protect mental health

Monday 8th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People who strongly identify with social groups, such as sports clubs or choirs, may have a reduced risk of experiencing mental he... Read more →

Concern over Christmas blood supplies

Monday 8th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) is appealing to members of the public to donate blood over the coming weeks.It said it ... Read more →

New eye guide 'cuts through medical jargon'

Friday 5th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Over 224,000 people in Ireland are affected by conditions that cause vision loss and this figure is expected to reach 275,000 by 2... Read more →

Obesity cuts life expectancy by 8 years

Friday 5th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Obesity may shorten a person's life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive them of almost two decades of healthy life, a new ... Read more →

Big jump in neurology waiting list

Thursday 4th December 2014 - Big jump in neurology waiting list - www.irishhealth.com

The number of people waiting for more than one year for an outpatient appointment to see a neurologist has jumped in recent months... Read more →

Death risk for babies of obese mums

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

The babies of women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy have an increased risk of dying, with babies born to severely obe... Read more →

Many dismiss cancer warning signs

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Many people dismiss the potential warning signs of cancer as less serious symptoms, a new study has found. The UK research noted ... Read more →

Call for nationwide smoky coal ban

Wednesday 3rd December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

An estimated 9,000 lives have been saved since a ban on smoky coal was introduced in Dublin in 1990 and this ban needs to be exten... Read more →

Bilingualism delays Alzheimer's by 5 years

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Being able to speak two languages fluently may delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by up to five years, a new study suggests. ... Read more →

HIV's ability to cause AIDS is weakening over time, finds study

Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - RTE - http://www.rte.ie/news

Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than ... Read more →

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