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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 →

Importance of regular eye tests highlighted

Monday 16th 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 →

Road users urged to be extra cautious

Friday 13th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - irish

Road users are being urged to be extra cautious over the coming days due to poor weather conditions. Met Eireann has issued a yel... Read more →

Sunbeds users get cancer at younger age

Friday 13th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who use sunbeds are not only at an increased risk of developing the most deadly type of skin cancer, they also tend to deve... Read more →

Brain activity differences in autism identified

Tuesday 10th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists have identified differences in the brain activity of people with autism, which may explain some of their behaviou... Read more →

Flu season began earlier this year

Tuesday 10th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Some 270 people have been hospitalised with flu this winter, with 15 of these requiring care in intensive care units (ICUs), the H... Read more →

Major roads linked to dementia risk

Monday 9th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who live close to major roads may have a small increased risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Precious resea... Read more →

Flu 'not to blame for ED overcrowding'

Friday 6th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Government has been criticised for blaming the current overcrowding problems in Emergency Departments (EDs) on an increased nu... Read more →

Road users urged to be seen

Friday 6th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Road users are being reminded of the importance of being seen at this time of the year. Fewer hours of daylight and poor weather ... Read more →

Cancer has big impact on mental health

Friday 6th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Cancer has a major impact on the mental health of patients, with as many as four in five survivors suffering with anxiety and/or d... Read more →

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