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Patients with epilepsy among first to trial health identifiers

Monday 10th August 2015 - Elaine Edwards - The Irish Times

Patients with epilepsy will be among the first to trial individual health identifiers, a unique number which will eventually be gi... Read more →

Weight in 1st pregnancy affects 2nd baby

Monday 10th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Risk present even if all went well 1st time A woman's weight during her first pregnancy may affect the health of a second baby, e... Read more →

AF screening prog would be cost-effective

Friday 7th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A national screening programme aimed at detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) in people over the age of 65, would be cost-effective i... Read more →

Music during operations should be reviewed

Friday 7th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The use of background music in operating theatres should be reviewed, as it may impair communication and lead to tension among sta... Read more →

Scheme needed to dispose of unused medicines

Friday 7th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Pharmacists are calling for the introduction of a nationwide scheme that would result in the safe disposal of unused medicines. A... Read more →

'Cancer has put pressure on me financially'

Thursday 6th August 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

Coming to terms with a cancer diganosis can be a rollercoaster - for the patient and their family. Add the mounting medical bills ... Read more →

Spicy food may help you live longer

Thursday 6th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Eating spicy food regularly may help you live longer, a new study suggests. According to the findings, people who frequently cons... Read more →

All patients to get identifying number

Thursday 6th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Every person in the country who uses health and social care services is to be given an ‘Individual Health Identifier' (IHI) ... Read more →

Small amount of exercise benefits over-60s

Thursday 6th August 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People over the age of 60 who undertake even a very small amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week, reduce their... Read more →

The psychological effects of hepatitis C: 'It was a dirty and uneasy feeling and it began to haunt me'

Wednesday 5th August 2015 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

It was in the early noughties when I first got my bloods tested. I wasn't even thinking about hepatitis C at that time, that wasn'... Read more →

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