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Palliative care differs greatly by region

Friday 14th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The type of palliative care services available to people varies greatly depending on where they live, a new report has found. The... Read more →

New unit to help families stripped of medical cards

Friday 14th August 2015 - Eilish O'Regan Health - Irish Independent

A special unit to deal directly with families who have lost their discretionary medical card is to be set up by health service bos... Read more →

Eat raw, living food to improve your body and mind

Friday 14th August 2015 - Dr Brian Clement - Irish Independent

Anyone who is feeling unwell should first look at the foods they eat, writes Dr Brian Clement, who believes that cooked food compr... Read more →

Insulin pumps reduce heart-related deaths

Thursday 13th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with type 1 diabetes have a significantly reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease if they use insulin pumps, rath... Read more →

Depression ups heart risk in RA patients

Thursday 13th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Stress and anger also increase risk People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more likely to experience hardening of the arteries... Read more →

Music reduces pain among surgical patients

Thursday 13th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A major new study has found that listening to music before, during or after surgery can significantly reduce pain and anxiety amon... Read more →

Kids' hospital plans 'spectacular' - Varadkar

Wednesday 12th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, has described the plans for the new National Children's Hospital as ‘spectacular'. T... Read more →

John Spain: 'A free bowel screening saved my life... if you get the letter in the post, don't be an eejit like I nearly was'

Wednesday 12th August 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

When John Spain received a letter from the National Bowel Screening Programme in his door, he dismissed it. One day, with some spa... Read more →

Say no to (7) spoons of sugar

Wednesday 12th August 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

Ideally, adults, and children over the age of 11 should not be consuming more than 30g, or seven spoons, of sugar a day. But as we... Read more →

Rude health... Hospital freebies

Monday 10th August 2015 - Dr Maurice Gueret - Irish Independent

Holding his hands up as a supplier to Irish hospitals, there is no free lunch from Maurice Gueret or exotic caravan trips. Like m... Read more →

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