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Men less likely to be honest with male doctors

Wednesday 30th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Men die around five years earlier than women and this may be because men are less likely to go to a doctor, and once there, are le... Read more →

Housing crisis a big issue for suicide helpline

Wednesday 30th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

An increasing number of people are becoming suicidal as a result of the housing crisis, a charity has warned. According to the na... Read more →

Importance of seatbelts highlighted

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over the last seven Easter bank holiday weekends, 17 people have died and almost 50 have been seriously injured on Irish roads. T... Read more →

Children waiting up to five years for eye care

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children who require eye care in the public system have to wait up to five years to be seen depending on where they live, the Asso... Read more →

Concern over CF staffing levels

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

There have been some positive developments in the care of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland in recent years, however, ma... Read more →

Antibiotic resistance high among children

Monday 21st March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are usually treated with antibiotics, however a new study has found that these drugs may be ineffe... Read more →

Method of commuting impacts BMI

Monday 21st March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Adults who walk, cycle or use public transport to commute to work have a lower body mass index (BMI) and lower body fat percentage... Read more →

Diabetes: rare, genetic form may need different treatment

Monday 21st March 2016 - Catharine Paddock PhD - Medical News Today

Treating patients with a rare, genetic form of diabetes with therapies aimed at type 2 diabetes could be harmful, and there needs ... Read more →

Many Irish unaware they can travel for treatment

Friday 18th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish patients who face lengthy waiting lists for medical treatment here are entitled to seek treatment abroad and be reimbursed b... Read more →

Exercise reduces COPD death risk

Friday 18th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with COPD can reduce their risk of dying if they undertake even moderate exercise, a new study has found. COPD (chronic ob... Read more →

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