Obesity a major risk factor for cancer

Thursday 27th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Overweight and obesity have become major risk factors for cancer, causing almost half a million new cases of the disease worldwide... Read more →

HSE service plan to target waiting times and cancer care

Thursday 27th November 2014 - Paul Cullen -

Targeted measures to tackle waiting lists, the recruitment of hundreds of extra doctors and nurses and the expansion of cancer ser... Read more →

Link between paracetamol and asthma 'overstated'

Wednesday 26th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Scientists have found that a suggested link between early exposure to paracetamol and an increased risk of developing asthma in ch... Read more →

Chlamydia testing at five-year high

Wednesday 26th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

There has been a big jump in the number of people getting tested for the sexually transmitted infection (STI), chlamydia, in Dubli... Read more →

Simple infections 'could become killers'

Tuesday 25th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Antibiotic resistance is now a ‘global public heath crisis', the Department of Health's chief medical officer has warned. A... Read more →

Fall in cases of MRSA and C.diff

Tuesday 25th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

The number of people contracting the hospital superbug, MRSA, has fallen significantly in recent years, new figures from the Depar... Read more →

Breathing for life: Huge progress in asthma treatments

Tuesday 25th November 2014 - Joy Orpen -

Having asthma is like trying to breathe through a soggy straw. That is how Breda Flood (63), from Co Wexford, describes this often... Read more →

Asthma, COPD linked to bowel disease

Monday 24th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

People with diseases of their airways, such as asthma, are more likely to have an inflammatory bowel disease, a new study has foun... Read more →

Bad marriage could 'break' heart

Monday 24th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Staying in a bad marriage could literally break your heart, the results of a new study suggest. US researchers analysed data rela... Read more →

Exercise reduces Parkinson's risk

Monday 24th November 2014 - Deborah Condon -

People who undertake even a ‘medium amount' of exercise may reduce their risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study... Read more →

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