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Message banking may help MND patients

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A major project, which aims to help people with motor neurone disease (MND) to maintain a sense of identity after they lose their ... Read more →

Response to depression treatment linked to job

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with high-status jobs may be less likely to respond to standard drug treatment for depression, a new study suggests. As ma... Read more →

More focus on disability issues needed

Thursday 29th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Government is being urged to focus on the needs of people with physical disabilities in Budget 2017, which is due to be announ... Read more →

Schizophrenia risk much higher in siblings

Monday 26th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People are 10 times more likely to develop schizophrenia if they have a sibling with the condition, a new study has found. While ... Read more →

Teens urged to take part in fitness challenge

Monday 26th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A study of Irish teenage boys with low fitness levels has found that they spend an average of two-thirds of their day sitting down... Read more →

Carbon monoxide can kill in three minutes

Monday 26th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Carbon monoxide is a highly poisonous gas that can kill people in as little as three minutes, however hundreds of thousands of hom... Read more →

Baby boxes to be introduced

Friday 23rd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Baby boxes, which have been credited with significantly reducing the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) among babies... Read more →

Many unaware of leading cause of blindness

Friday 23rd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Half of Irish adults are unaware of the eye condition, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), even though it is the leading cause... Read more →

New action plan to tackle obesity

Friday 23rd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new action plan to target Ireland's growing obesity problem has been launched by the Department of Health. Currently in Ireland... Read more →

Call for fund to open more cancer trials

Monday 19th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The body tasked with coordinating cancer trials in this country has called for the establishment of a €1 million fund to enab... Read more →

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