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7,000 over-70 medical cards cut

Tuesday 11th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

The Government has been accused of ‘targeting vulnerable older people', after new figures revealed that almost 7,000 people ... Read more →

One in five has chronic back pain

Tuesday 11th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Around 20% of Irish adults suffer with chronic back pain and for some of these, the cause of their pain can take years to diagnose... Read more →

New test to detect diabetes risk

Tuesday 11th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Some 350,000 Irish people are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the next two decades, however many are unaware of this, D... Read more →

Benefits of med diet, exercise seen a year later

Friday 7th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

People who consume a Mediterranean diet and increase the amount of exercise they do for just eight weeks, may still be reaping the... Read more →

Older people will soon outnumber kids

Friday 7th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

By 2020, and for the first time in history, the number of people worldwide aged 60 and older will outnumber children younger than ... Read more →

Details of symphysiotomy redress scheme announced

Friday 7th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Details of the Government's redress scheme for women who underwent a surgical symphysiotomy have been announced. Participants will... Read more →

7,000 patients on trolleys last month

Thursday 6th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Almost 7,000 patients who needed to be admitted to hospital last month found themselves on trolleys either in overcrowded Emergenc... Read more →

Insurance to be made 'affordable again'

Thursday 6th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

A series of measures, which it is hoped will address the issue of rising private health insurance premiums, has been announced by ... Read more →

Insomnia linked to road death risk

Thursday 6th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Insomnia may be a major contributor to road-related deaths and other unintentional fatal injuries, a new study suggests. Insomnia... Read more →

More PE needed in secondary schools

Thursday 6th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Secondary schools are being urged to ensure that all pupils are being taught enough PE. According to recommendations by the Depar... Read more →

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