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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 →

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 →

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