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LGBT helpline urges parents to call

Monday 19th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people is calling on the parents of LGBT children to avail of its sup... Read more →

Many do not read medicine directions

Monday 19th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

At least one-quarter of people do not read the directions for use when taking medicines, a new survey has found. According to the... Read more →

More support needed for people with IPF

Friday 16th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 1,000 people are currently living with the lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and around 360 new cases are ... Read more →

Parents wants kids to do more PE

Friday 16th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The vast majority of parents think that schools should dedicate more time to physical education (PE), a new survey has found. Acc... Read more →

Homeless and drug crisis getting worse

Friday 16th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Levels of homelessness and drug use reached ‘unprecedented levels' last year, Merchant's Quay Ireland (MQI) has warned. The... Read more →

Kids unaware of risk of approaching some dogs

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While young children understand that they should not approach angry dogs, they do not realise they should be just as cautious arou... Read more →

Many unaware of metastatic breast cancer

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

While familiarity with breast cancer is relatively high, many women have never heard of metastatic breast cancer or are unaware wh... Read more →

E-cigarettes do help smokers quit

Wednesday 14th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Electronic cigarettes do appear to help people quit smoking, a major assessment of available evidence has revealed. According to ... Read more →

Poor understanding of palliative care

Monday 12th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over half of Irish adults have a poor understanding of what palliative care involves, a new survey has found. According to the fi... Read more →

Irish team in sepsis breakthrough

Monday 12th September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists have made a breakthrough, which has the potential to prevent sepsis from becoming a life-threatening condition. ... Read more →

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