Health insurance figures still falling

Friday 5th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

The number of people with private health insurance is continuing to fall, new figures from the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) ha... Read more →

New class of drug targets skin cancer

Friday 5th September 2014 - Dick Ahlstrom - Irish Times

A new kind of DNA-based drug has been used to treat a form of skin cancer. The researchers involved believe it may also prove eff... Read more →

Breast cancer study to focus on aspirin

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Cancer Society (ICS) has announced the national roll-out of a major clinical study, which aims to improve outcomes for breast canc... Read more →

Many unaware they have eye disease

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

The leading cause of blindness in Irish people over the age of 50 continues to be the eye disease AMD. However many people affecte... Read more →

The big squeeze: Why so many of us opt for a quick-fix juice cleanse

Thursday 4th September 2014 - Grainne Cunningham - Independent

Can drinking liquidised fruit and veg really boost your vitality? Whether you view an all-liquid diet as the perfect way to purify... Read more →

'Drastic' action needed to tackle obesity

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Deborah Condon -

An estimated 90% of people in Ireland will be obese by 2030 unless drastic action is taken, experts have warned. Currently, two i... Read more →

Dr Ciara: Take care and get to the heart of the matter

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Dr Ciara Kelly - Independent

Heart failure varies from mild to severe, and is poorly recognised or understood by patients. The heart is probably written about ... Read more →

An apple a day can cut heart disease by 40%, study finds

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - Irish Times - Irish Times

Daily consumption of fruit can reduce risk of death by third in at-risk individuals. Eating fruit every day can reduce the risk of... Read more →

Universal healthcare could take 10 yrs

Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Niall Hunter -

The head of the GP group in the IMO had warned that it could take 10 years for universal healthcare to be fully introduced in Irel... Read more →

'Sleep drunkenness' affects many

Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Niall Hunter -

One in seven people may be affected by what is termed sleep drunkenness, which leads to confused and disoriented behaviour when fo... Read more →

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