Self-test products 'not 100% reliable'

Thursday 20th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

People are being reminded that self-test health products, such as pregnancy tests and blood sugar testing kits, are not 100% relia... Read more →

Women shouldn't ignore their father's medical history

Wednesday 19th November 2014 - Eilish O'Regan -

Around one in 70 women will get ovarian cancer in their lifetime - and for most women with a family history of the disease, their ... Read more →

Irish workers want to become healthier

Wednesday 19th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Just 15% of workers are provided with healthy food choices in their company canteens or vending machines, a new survey has found. ... Read more →

Stop using antibiotics for common illnesses

Wednesday 19th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Many people still believe that antibiotics can help to treat common illnesses such as colds, the flu and earaches, however this is... Read more →

Galway doctors focusing on diabetes

Tuesday 18th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Doctors in Galway are attempting to work out why some people develop type 2 diabetes, while others do not. According to Dr Franci... Read more →

Diabetes - many confused about food labels

Friday 14th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

A healthy diet is essential for the estimated 207,000 Irish people with diabetes, however many of these struggle with shopping for... Read more →

Kids' juices contain more sugar than Coke

Friday 14th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Some juice drinks aimed at children contain more sugar than Coca Cola, experts have warned. They carried out a survey of 203 frui... Read more →

7,000 over-70 medical cards cut

Tuesday 11th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

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 -

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 -

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 →

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