But do they work? Trying out herbal medicine

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Peter McGuire - Irish Times

There are lots of arguments both for and against the use of herbal medicine. Last year on these pages, I explored them in extensiv... Read more →

How your sleep patterns could be contributing to your back pain

Tuesday 31st January 2017 - Dr Mary O’Keeffe, Dr Kieran O’Sullivan, Professor Chris Maher, Dr James McAuley - Independent

Sleep, like diet and exercise, is closely linked to general health and wellbeing. The amount and quality of sleep we get affects o... Read more →

Early periods linked to early menopuase

Monday 30th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Early menstruation may increase the risk of premature menopause, a new study has found. According to the findings, girls who get ... Read more →

Dr Nina Byrnes: The perils of juicing and its impact on your health

Friday 27th January 2017 - Nina Byrnes

Advice from our GP on the benefits of juicing and on whether or not a three-day juice fast will cause any damage. Q. 2017 is th... Read more →

Importance of regular eye tests highlighted

Thursday 26th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Blindness and other vision problems affect over 220,000 Irish people and cost the country in excess of €2 billion every year,... Read more →

Importance of cervical screening highlighted

Wednesday 25th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Women are being reminded of the importance of undergoing cervical screening, which is free for those aged between 25 and 60. This... Read more →

This Irish version of Nutella hits the same spot– without the controversial palm oil

Monday 23rd January 2017 - Patricia Murphy - irish Inependent

Earlier this week, an experiment which visually broke down the ingredients of Nutella went viral across the world, highlighting ju... Read more →

Public talk on lung cancer to take place

Thursday 19th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 2,300 people in Ireland will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and many of these will not survive more than five years ... Read more →

Bowel cancer 'missed' in 13 patients

Thursday 19th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Thirteen patients who were tested for bowel cancer at Wexford General Hospital were incorrectly given the all-clear for the diseas... Read more →

Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted

Tuesday 17th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

However one-year deferral in place The lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM) has been lifted. Unt... Read more →

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