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The new food pyramid: More fruit and veg, fewer carbohydrates (and no white bread)

Wednesday 7th December 2016 - The Journal.ie - The Journal

THE DEPARTMENT OF Health has announced new healthy eating guidelines and a new food pyramid, which stresses eating fruit and veget... Read more →

'Forgotten' illness must be tackled

Wednesday 7th December 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Some 10,000 people are newly diagnosed with heart failure every year in Ireland and it is the leading cause of hospitalisation her... Read more →

New guide for parents of premature babies

Tuesday 29th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 4,500 babies are born prematurely in Ireland every year and many parents struggle to know what to do if their child ends up i... Read more →

Minimum unit pricing will reduce alcohol harm

Tuesday 29th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The first study to investigate the potential impact of minimum unit pricing for alcohol at a population level has found that it wi... Read more →

Big weight gain over years ups cancer risk

Tuesday 29th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Significant weight gain over a number of years can increase a person's risk of obesity-related cancers by over 50%, a new study ha... Read more →

New vaccines will be introduced next month

Thursday 24th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Will target illnesses common in young children. Children will be able to avail of two new vaccines from December 1, following an ... Read more →

Not enough women taking folic acid

Thursday 24th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Vitamin cuts risk of serious defects in babies While the vast majority of women are aware of the benefits of taking folic acid, o... Read more →

Improper use of antibiotics a major concern

Thursday 24th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

These essential drugs may become ineffective Antibiotic resistance is one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ir... Read more →

Major investment in COPD services needed

Thursday 17th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Up to 380,000 people in Ireland have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), however many of these remain undiagnosed and un... Read more →

Most over-50s know little about shingles

Thursday 17th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Just one in five people over the age of 50 in Ireland is well informed about shingles, a new survey has found. Shingles is a vira... Read more →

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