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Mum's BMI linked to kid's perceived abilities

Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A child's academic ability is more likely to be perceived as below average if their mother is obese, a new Irish study suggests. ... Read more →

Cancer patients urged to ask about drug trials

Monday 22nd May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of cancer patients taking part in cancer drug trials should be doubled from its current 3% to 6%, Cancer Trials Ireland... Read more →

44 calls per day to domestic abuse helpline

Thursday 18th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A 24-hour helpline for women affected by domestic abuse received almost 16,000 calls last year - that is around 44 calls every sin... Read more →

New weight loss surgery programme launched

Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new weight loss surgery programme has been launched at the Mater Private Hospital in Dublin. Weight loss (bariatric) surgery ha... Read more →

Adults urged to have blood pressure checked

Tuesday 16th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Adults are being encouraged to get their blood pressure checked as part of May Measurement Month - a global initiative that aims t... Read more →

Obesity should be defined as chronic disease

Monday 15th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Obesity should be defined as a chronic disease, the World Obesity Federation has said. The question of whether obesity should be ... Read more →

Supervised injecting rooms - legislation passed

Thursday 11th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland has taken a step closer to introducing its first supervised injecting facility for drug users. The Misuse of Drugs (Super... Read more →

Lots of confusion about coeliac disease

Tuesday 9th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Any person who suspects they may have coeliac disease should consult their GP before starting a gluten-free diet, the Coeliac Soci... Read more →

Food businesses failing to provide allergen info

Monday 8th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Many food businesses are failing to provide accurate allergen information to consumers, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI... Read more →

New book on kidney failure treatment options

Friday 5th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - irish Health

A book that aims to help patients who are seriously ill with kidney failure to make difficult decisions about their treatment has ... Read more →

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