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 →

GPs get fee offer for under six scheme

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

GPs are likely to be offered around €100 a year per child under the Government's plans for free GP care for children under si... Read more →

Heart failure - activities should be assessed

Friday 27th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People with heart failure who struggle with daily tasks such as washing and dressing, are more likely to be hospitalised and die p... Read more →

Premature death risk with ADHD

Thursday 26th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to die prematurely than people without the conditi... Read more →

Irish team in CF breakthrough

Thursday 26th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Irish and US scientists have made a major breakthrough in relation to cystic fibrosis (CF), which could lead to new treatments tha... Read more →

Growing gap in life expectancy figures

Wednesday 25th February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Irish people are living an average of 15 years longer today when compared with people in the 1950s, new research has found. Howev... Read more →

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