2.4B have untreated tooth decay

Friday 6th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Some 2.4 billion people worldwide have untreated decay in their permanent teeth, while 621 million children have untreated decay i... Read more →

Teen sleep patterns linked to snacking

Friday 6th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Teenagers with irregular sleeping patterns consume more calories each day and are much more likely to snack at nighttime, the resu... Read more →

Cost of drugs now 'near the European average'

Friday 6th March 2015 - Eilish O'Regan -

PHARMACISTS which have high operation costs are not able to match the lower drugs prices being offered by a Dublin chemist who est... Read more →

Being fit at 40 benefits the brain

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who are not physically fit in their 40s may experience accelerated ageing of the brain by the time they reach 60, a new stu... Read more →

Teen stress increases heart risk

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Teenagers who are prone to stress may have an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life even if they exercise regul... Read more →

People urged to reduce sugar intake

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing to people to reduce the amount of sugar they are consuming. A new guideline from... Read more →

Cigarette plain packaging law passed

Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Ireland has become the first country in Europe and only the second in the world to introduce plain packaging laws for cigarette pa... Read more →

Health insurance plan to be ready by summer, says Varadkar

Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Dan Griffin -

It is possible to get to a point where more than half the population has voluntary health insurance, Minister for Health Leo Varad... Read more →

New sunbed regulations now in effect

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

New laws governing the commercial use of sunbeds, including a ban on ‘unlimited use', are now in effect. From today (March ... Read more →

Coffee may cut clogged arteries risk

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who drink three to five cups of coffee each day may have a reduced risk of developing clogged arteries, which can lead to h... Read more →

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