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The shape we're in: Facts about Irish obesity

Monday 28th July 2014 - Kathy Donaghy - Independent

As a nation, we're getting fatter to the point of a crisis. It's especially prevalent among older people, according to a new repor... Read more →

Shift work ups diabetes risk

Monday 28th July 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

Doing shift work can increase your risk of developing diabetes, according to new research. Researchers in China found that any pe... Read more →

State facing €1 billion bill for medical negligence claims

Monday 28th July 2014 - Martin Wall - Irish Times

The State is facing a potential financial liability of more than €1 billion to deal with medical negligence claims in public ... Read more →

Irish rugby player appeals to men to be more aware of testicular cancer

Friday 25th July 2014 - Joanna Kiernan - Independent

After the tragic loss of a friend to the disease, rugby star Jordi Murphy tells why it is vital to ignore the macho culture and se... Read more →

The Dracula Bug: Why you should be wary of dangerous ticks

Friday 25th July 2014 - Dr Ciara Kelly - Independent

With Lyme Disease on the increase, here's how you can protect yourself this summer. Is there anything worse than a tick? I'm not s... Read more →

Free GP care for all plan delayed

Friday 25th July 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

All children and people over 70 will get free GP care by 2016 under a new timetable drawn up by Health Minister Leo Varadkar. Thi... Read more →

Paracetamol ineffective for back pain

Thursday 24th July 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

Paracetamol is no better than placebo pills at tackling acute back pain, new research has indicated. The research findings ha... Read more →

Migraine drug to go 'over-the-counter'

Thursday 24th July 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

The medicines watchdog, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), has recommended that the migraine drug sumatriptan be mad... Read more →

Secondary infertilty a growing problem

Thursday 24th July 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

An increasing number of Irish couples are having difficulty conceiving a second or subsequent child, according to a Dublin fertili... Read more →

Number of British women travelling to USA to choose the sex of their baby on the rise

Wednesday 23rd July 2014 - Patricia Murphy - Independent

Hundreds of British couples are travelling to specialist clinics in America to choose the gender of their child in an act of 'fami... Read more →

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