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Many unaware of epilepsy-related deaths

Monday 24th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Many families who have lost loved ones to epilepsy were not aware prior to the death that this neurological condition can be fatal... Read more →

More surviving breast cancer than ever before

Monday 24th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

More women are surviving breast cancer today than ever before, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has said. As part of Breast Cancer ... Read more →

One in five exposed to passive smoke every day

Friday 21st October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost one in five people living in Ireland is exposed to secondhand smoke on a daily basis, a major new survey has revealed. Acc... Read more →

New report on risk factors for work illnesses

Friday 21st October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), such as back problems, account for 50% of all work-related illnesses in Ireland, while stress, an... Read more →

Food businesses urged to use MenuCal

Friday 21st October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Ireland's 22,000 food service businesses are being urged to use MenuCal, an online tool which helps to identify allergens and calc... Read more →

New cancer institute for Ireland

Monday 17th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new cancer institute, the first of its kind in Ireland, is to be developed by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and St James's Hospit... Read more →

Over 5,600 Irish women sought abortion pills online

Monday 17th October 2016 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

  More than 5,600 women in Ireland tried to buy abortion pills online over a five-year period using a leading web supplier... Read more →

Passive smoking in youth can increase lung cancer risk

Monday 17th October 2016 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Non-smokers who were exposed to passive smoking in early life are at an increased risk of getting lung cancer, but only if they ha... Read more →

ED doctors critical of continued overcrowding

Friday 14th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Doctors working in Emergency Departments (ED) around the country have criticised the Government's failure to tackle the issue of o... Read more →

Many unaware they have COPD

Friday 14th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

An estimated 380,000 people in Ireland are affected by the lung disease, COPD, however the majority of these are unaware they have... Read more →

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