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More strokes occurring in working age people

Friday 8th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of people under the age of 65 who have suffered a stroke in Ireland has jumped by 26% in the last seven years, a confer... Read more →

Danger of defective tyres highlighted

Wednesday 6th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Vehicle factors, such as defective tyres, had a role to play in over 100 fatal road traffic accidents between 2008 and 2012, a maj... Read more →

Over 422 million people have diabetes

Wednesday 6th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over 422 million people worldwide have diabetes and the global cost of this disease currently stands at $825 billion (€727 bi... Read more →

Almost 9,400 patients on trolleys in March

Wednesday 6th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost 9,400 patients were left waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals last month, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INM... Read more →

Hearing Awareness Week 2016

Monday 4th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Older people who wish to have to avail of a free health screening can so this week as part of Hearing Awareness Week 2016. The an... Read more →

Concern over low uptake of BowelScreen

Monday 4th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Bowel cancer is highly treatable if diagnosed early, however the number of people availing of a simple home screening test remains... Read more →

At least 1% of Irish children have autism

Monday 4th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

At least 1% of children in Ireland have autism, which is similar to rates in the UK and US, a new study has shown. Autism, also k... Read more →

640 million people are now obese worldwide

Friday 1st April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Global obesity has tripled among men over the last four decades and more than doubled among women, the biggest obesity study ever ... Read more →

Students asked 'What's in the Powder?'

Friday 1st April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new drug awareness campaign aimed at third level students has been launched. The ‘What's in the Powder?' campaign is call... Read more →

Parents shunning cervical cancer vaccine, IMO forum hears

Friday 1st April 2016 - Paul Cullen - Irish Times

Large number of parents are withdrawing their consent for their daughters to be vaccinated against the HPV virus due to adverse pu... Read more →

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