News

News

NewsTag: health

Getting more movement into your workday

Friday 16th February 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

To be honest, it is something I have been saying and thinking for years - if you spend your days trying to clock up 10,000 ste... Read more →

The rise of alternative water

Thursday 15th February 2018 - Tomé Morrissey-Swan - Irish Independent

The idea has been batted around for a while now, but the so-called 'sugar tax' on fizzy drinks will officially come into effect ... Read more →

How much are we really drinking?

Monday 12th February 2018 - Kathy Donaghy - Irish Independent

As we settle in to the second month of a new year and resolve to be the best and healthiest version of ourselves that we can b... Read more →

Dining with danger... The worrying rise in food allergies

Thursday 8th February 2018 - Chrissie Russell - Irish Independent

Food sensitivities have never been more common, and the effects are obvious everywhere from our kids' lunchboxes to restaurant men... Read more →

16 ways to hit 10,000 steps

Wednesday 31st January 2018 - Julia Molony - Irish Independent

Getting in your 10,000 steps, the distance we should all be walking every day for improved health, can seem daunting. It sound... Read more →

How to protect your bones as you age

Friday 26th January 2018 - Dr Miriam F. Delaney - Irish independent

Winter can be a treacherous time of year, with cold and ice and this year, snow, writes Dr Miriam F. Delaney. A fall on slippy... Read more →

Veg out in January

Thursday 18th January 2018 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

December's excess makes January a perfect breeding ground for fad diets, the majority of which are abandoned before the month ... Read more →

Siobhan Byrne: Take the first steps to a leaner, fitter, stronger you

Thursday 11th January 2018 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Welcome to week one of our eight-week fitness challenge. For the next eight weeks we are going to be looking at how to create ... Read more →

Children consume 'three times more sugar' than recommended - Nutritionist has simple tip to stop this

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - Jennifer Cockerell - Irish Independent

Half the sugar consumed by children comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, according to a health watchdog. On... Read more →

Stay on track for Christmas: Stop the excuses — make the most of the daylight hours by fitting in your exercise

Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish independent

Light, glorious light! Every year I am fascinated by just how dark it gets in autumn and winter. It seems to get darker earlie... Read more →

'Drinking is part of Irish culture - from a lack of knowing what else to do' - Irish woman (22) on mental health

Monday 20th November 2017 - Tanya Sweeney - Irish independent

It's a truth universally acknowledged that the relationship between young people and technology is complicated. Amid the headl... Read more →

Dear Dr Nina: Do I really need all these vaccines while pregnant?

Monday 13th November 2017 - Nina Byrnes

I am pregnant and about to have my vaccination for pertussis.My GP recommended that I have the flu vaccine also while I am the... Read more →

Protein diet to help in obesity fight by making us less hungry

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

High-protein diets have led scientists to a new hunger suppressant that could help fight obesity. Phenylalanine, a co... Read more →

Strict 'five-a-day' rule sidelined in new bid to fight child obesity

Thursday 2nd November 2017 - Eilish O'Regan - Irish Independent

Strict healthy living rules like aiming for 'five a day' have been sidelined in a new campaign to tackle child obesity. Families i... Read more →

10 ways to banish the winter blues

Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Dr Claire Hayes - Irish Independent

It's that time of year again -the mornings suddenly seem chilly, the trees are changing colour and leaves are falling to the g... Read more →

Understanding arthritis just how vital is diet?

Tuesday 24th October 2017 - Orla Walsh

When you have arthritis, it's important to have a good knowledge of what foods to include and avoid. Our resident dietitian has th... Read more →

Fit after 50: One of the biggest challenges of ageing is getting weaker, but exercising can change this

Friday 20th October 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Welcome to my new six-part series, Fit after 50. My goal over the next six weeks is to show you just how important health and ... Read more →

These 'healthy' food brands are actually saltier than seawater, dietitian warns

Thursday 19th October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

The average Irish diet is very high in salt, which may be contributing to the worrying levels of obesity in both children and adul... Read more →

Health budget almost €15.3B in 2018

Friday 13th October 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Department of Health will have a budget of almost €15.3 billion next year, however doctors have described Budget 2018 as ... Read more →

Working out at home

Monday 9th October 2017 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Hopefully everyone is starting to settle back into a routine after the summer holidays. For some this will be easier than othe... Read more →

Everything you need to know about soy products and how they impact your health

Monday 2nd October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

Soy bean products are growing more and more popular - from milk to tofu, there is an entire spectrum of foods available. However, ... Read more →

Low fat, high fat? ...make your mind up

Friday 29th September 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

A study published in the Lancet journal made the front cover of many newspapers worldwide. The data is from the Prospective Ur... Read more →

Time to hit the gym

Thursday 28th September 2017 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish independent

Over the next four weeks, I'll be going through some of my favourite exercises to do at the gym. Bodyweight exercises... Read more →

Seven days, seven changes: A week’s worth of easy tweaks to kickstart a healthier life

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Health can be so scary, daunting, and unattainable that sometimes you can't see how to start, what to do first or where to go ... Read more →

Drinking tea or coffee can reduce the risk of premature death - but which is best for you?

Thursday 14th September 2017 - Victoria Lambert - Irish Independent

Reading this with a mug of coffee in your hand? Then you have permission to feel smug. The latest pan-European research, led b... Read more →

Mindful moment… Coping with criticism

Tuesday 5th September 2017 - Marianne Power - Irish Independent

There's a saying that goes: to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. The idea being that no matter what you... Read more →

Exercising as a family

Wednesday 30th August 2017 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Exercise in one form or another is beneficial for everyone, and if you have been keeping up with our training programme you sh... Read more →

Feeling out of shape after the holidays? Here's how you can get back on track

Monday 21st August 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

After what has been the quietest July since the height of the boom, our clients and gym members are beginning to return from... Read more →

'You’re following filters and false photographs' - Karl Henry on why you should be wary of Snapchat and Instagram stars

Friday 11th August 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Karl Henry has urged people to be cautious when following the health advice of their favourite social media stars on Snapchat ... Read more →

The secret about meals that is 'key to losing weight'

Monday 24th July 2017 - Tomé Morrissy-Swan - Irish independent

Those in search of a new weight loss plan are in luck. A major new study has revealed that eating a big breakfast, medium lunc... Read more →

Better mental health services for homeless needed

Friday 16th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Homeless people with mental health problems face a major struggle to get the help that they need, a new report has highlighted. T... Read more →

Men being reminded to look after health

Monday 12th June 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Men are being reminded that even small changes to their lifestyle could result in major health improvements. Men's Health Week ru... Read more →

Heart failure risk for premature babies

Tuesday 30th May 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Babies born prematurely may have an increased risk of developing heart failure during childhood and adolescence, a new study has f... Read more →

Concern over oral health of older people

Wednesday 19th April 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over half of older people in Ireland have not visited a dentist in at least three years, despite the fact that good oral health is... Read more →

Over-50s face range of health issues

Thursday 9th March 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People over the age of 50 often face a range of health issues, such as depression, pain and obesity, however despite this, they co... Read more →

Oral health of nursing home patients at risk

Tuesday 14th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The oral health of thousands of nursing home patients nationwide is at major risk, a senior dentist has warned. According to Dr A... Read more →

Cancer has big impact on mental health

Friday 6th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Cancer has a major impact on the mental health of patients, with as many as four in five survivors suffering with anxiety and/or d... Read more →

New food pyramid launched

Friday 9th December 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new food pyramid has been launched, which highlights the importance of eating more fruit and vegetables. According to the Depar... Read more →

Handful of nuts daily reduces disease risk

Friday 9th December 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Consuming a handful of nuts every day could reduce a person's risk of developing a number of diseases, including cancer and heart ... Read more →

Being a Scout benefits mental health

Wednesday 16th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Being a Scout or Guide may benefit a child's mental health later in life, a new study has found. The results are based on a lifel... Read more →

Being a Scout benefits mental health

Friday 11th November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Being a Scout or Guide may benefit a child's mental health later in life, a new study has found. The results are based on a lifel... Read more →

Health workers face higher risk of violence

Friday 28th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People working in the health sector are three times more likely to experience work-related violence than other employees, a major ... Read more →

Shift work can have big impact on health

Monday 24th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost 70% of people who work shifts regularly skip meals, while almost 80% do not get enough sleep, a new report into the habits ... Read more →

Concern over health budget

Wednesday 12th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The highest health budget ever was announced as part of Budget 2017 on Tuesday, however concern has been expressed that this is st... Read more →

Pop-up radio station to focus on mental health

Wednesday 5th October 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A mental health awareness campaign is aiming to set a Guinness World Record by holding the world's largest mindfulness lesson next... Read more →

Protect your health at Electric Picnic

Friday 2nd September 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People attending this weekend's Electric Picnic music and arts festival are being urged to look after their health. According to ... Read more →

Health budgets 'completely unrealistic' - IHCA

Monday 25th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Health budgets have ‘consistently been set at completely unrealistic levels' in recent years, hospital consultants have clai... Read more →

More education benefits heart health

Thursday 21st July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with a higher level of education have a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, a new study has foun... Read more →

Lots of TV in childhood affects bone health

Monday 11th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Watching a lot of television during childhood and adolescence may affect bone health later in life, a new study has found. Until ... Read more →

Zinc lozenges cut colds by days

Friday 8th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Zinc lozenges could help reduce the duration of the common cold by almost three days, a new study has found. Previous research ha... Read more →

Make sure kids get 60 mins exercise per day

Friday 8th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Physiotherapists are reminding parents of the importance of making sure their children get at least 60 minutes of exercise per day... Read more →

Replace saturated fat with unsaturated

Friday 8th July 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A large study appears to confirm the long-held view that eating high amounts of saturated fat increases the risk of premature deat... Read more →

30 mins in a park each week benefits health

Friday 24th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People living in urban areas who visit parks for at least 30 minutes each week are less likely to have high blood pressure or depr... Read more →

Alcohol has major impact on health and economy

Wednesday 22nd June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Three people died every day in 2013 as a result of alcohol consumption, a new report has revealed. According to the findings, the... Read more →

Additional funding for health announced

Friday 10th June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Government has announced that an additional €500 million is to be spent on the health service this year. Welcoming the r... Read more →

Students urged to look after health

Friday 3rd June 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

With the Leaving and Junior Cert examinations just days away, students are being urged to look after their physical and mental hea... Read more →

Over 45% have private health insurance

Friday 20th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost 46% of the population now has private health insurance, the latest figures from the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) have s... Read more →

More people using web to research health

Friday 20th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The number of Irish people using the internet to research health problems is on the increase and around 70,000 people have purchas... Read more →

Gluten-free diet not a healthy option for all

Tuesday 17th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

There are no proven health benefits to switching to a gluten-free diet unless a person has coeliac disease or an allergy to wheat,... Read more →

Lack of commitment to mental health funding

Friday 13th May 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The new Programme for Government does not contain a detailed commitment to mental health funding, it has been claimed. According ... Read more →

Diversion of mental health funds 'unacceptable'

Friday 22nd April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

It is unacceptable that mental health funds are being used to ‘prop up' other parts of the health service, Mental Health Ref... Read more →

Health service 'not working' - former HSE CEO

Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The former head of the HSE has said that the current health system ‘is just not working'. However, according to Prof Brenda... Read more →

Eviction has major impact on health

Wednesday 13th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People who are facing eviction from their homes are up to 13 times more likely to suffer noticeably poorer health, a new study has... Read more →

Food labels should contain 'activity equivalent'

Friday 8th April 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Foods should be labeled with information on how much activity is needed to burn off the calories contained within, it has been sug... Read more →

Chinese exercises may benefit heart health

Monday 14th March 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Chinese exercises, such as Tai Chi, may help improve the health and quality of life of people with heart disease and high blood pr... Read more →

New test may improve heart treatment

Friday 12th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Irish scientists are working on a new test, which may improve the treatment of people at risk of suffering a heart attack. The te... Read more →

Most smokers ignore lung health

Wednesday 10th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The vast majority of smokers have never spoken to their doctor or pharmacist about lung health, a new survey has found. According... Read more →

Wicklow could lead way with 'no-fry zone'

Tuesday 9th February 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Wicklow could lead the way for other counties in Ireland by creating a ‘no-fry zone' close to schools in order to protect ch... Read more →

Muscular dystrophy services need improvement

Wednesday 27th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People with the muscle-wasting condition, muscular dystrophy, need better health and social care services, including more accessib... Read more →

AF a bigger heart risk factor in women

Monday 25th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Having an irregular heartbeat is known to increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. However, a new study has found that this ... Read more →

Health service to begin electronic patient referrals

Tuesday 19th January 2016 - Paul Cullen - The Irish Times

The electronic referral of patient appointments by family doctors is to become standard within months as part of a rollout of &ldq... Read more →

Women urged not to fear smear tests

Friday 15th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

An estimated 110,000 women have never attended for a smear test despite the fact that it only takes about five minutes and is free... Read more →

New mental health service for Limerick

Monday 11th January 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

A new mental health service aimed at young people is to open in Limerick later this year, it has been announced. Jigsaw is a netw... Read more →

15 simple tips for happy feet

Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

The feet provide a foundation for the entire body structure, but nonetheless are often forgotten about and neglected. In her new b... Read more →

The trick to triumphing over your sweet tooth

Tuesday 27th October 2015 - Eilish O'Regan - Irish Independent

Most of us admit to having sweet tooth - but there are ways of distracting ourselves from over-indulging. Remember you are more l... Read more →

Herbal antidepressant St John's Wort returns

Thursday 22nd October 2015 - Patricia Casey - Irish Independent

In 2000, there was a big fuss when St John's Wort, the popular herbal remedy for depression, was removed from over-the-counter sal... Read more →

Most Irish adults not exercising enough

Monday 12th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - irish health

Just one-third of Irish people get enough exercise and only one-quarter eat enough fruit and vegetables, a major new survey has fo... Read more →

€3B investment plan for health announced

Wednesday 30th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Opposition describe it as a 'wish list' The Minister for Health has announced a €3 billion investment package for the health... Read more →

Fidgeting may be good for you

Tuesday 29th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

An increasing number of studies suggest that sitting for prolonged periods is bad for our health. However, a new study suggests th... Read more →

The truth about superfoods

Monday 28th September 2015 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

Certain foods have been assigned 'super' status and attributed mighty powers said to benefit our health dramatically. Dietitian Je... Read more →

Thousands unaware they have high BP

Thursday 17th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Hundreds of thousands of Irish adults are unaware they have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of a heart attack and st... Read more →

15 simple steps to inner calm

Thursday 10th September 2015 - Caroline McGuigan - Irish Independent

We all feel comfortable noting our physical wellness, but we must learn to protect our emotional well-being too. Here are 15 steps... Read more →

Look after your health at Electric Picnic

Friday 4th September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People attending this weekend's Electric Picnic music and arts festival are being urged to look after their health. According to ... Read more →

Kids catch up to eight colds a year

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Risk increases at back-to-school time The average school child in Ireland can expect to catch up to eight colds and two to three ... Read more →

Less protein, more carbs 'provides key to healthier, longer life'

Tuesday 18th August 2015 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

Cutting down on protein and upping consumption of carbohydrates may be the key to living a longer, healthier life, new research su... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Laya Healthcare announces price hikes

Thursday 30th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Over half of Laya Healthcare policies are set to increase by an average of 4% from September, the health insurer has announced. E... Read more →

Mums wants more PE in schools

Thursday 30th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The vast majority of mothers in Ireland think schools need to dedicate more time to physical education (PE) and mental health, a n... Read more →

Thousands unaware they have hepatitis C

Thursday 30th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Thousands of people in Ireland are unaware that they are infected with hepatitis C, the HSE has warned. It is calling on anyone w... Read more →

Preterm births linked to withdrawn personality

Monday 27th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Adults who were born very prematurely, or with a very low birth weight, are more likely to have a socially withdrawn personality a... Read more →

Exercise benefits brains of older people

Friday 17th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Older adults can improve their brain function by exercising more, a new study has found. US researchers set out to determine the ... Read more →

Drinking during pregnancy common in Ireland

Tuesday 7th July 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is very common in Ireland and women are much more likely to drink while pregnant if they smoke, ... Read more →

Recession has big impact on suicide rates

Wednesday 17th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The impact of the recent recession on suicide and self-harm rates has been highlighted in a new Irish study. Researchers at Unive... Read more →

Men urged to know early cancer signs

Tuesday 16th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Irish men are being encouraged to make themselves aware of the early warning signs of cancer.According to the Irish Cancer Society... Read more →

Weekend screen time bad for teen bones

Thursday 11th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Teenage boys who spend a lot of time at the weekend looking at various screens have poorer bone health, a new study has found. Th... Read more →

102-year-old on trolley for 26 hours

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A woman aged 102 years was left waiting on a trolley in Dublin's Tallaght Hospital for 26 hours, it has emerged. The woman was br... Read more →

300+ complaints about doctors in 2014

Friday 5th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The Medical Council received 308 complaints about doctors in 2014. The Medical Council is the regulatory body for doctors working... Read more →

Central Mental Hospital to be replaced

Thursday 4th June 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Permission has been granted by An Bord Pleanala to build a new hospital in Dublin, which will replace the existing Central Mental ... Read more →

Free health services for Magdalen survivors

Monday 25th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women who worked in the State's Magdalen Laundries are to receive free health services from July 1, the Government has announced. ... Read more →

Prognosis no worse with family breast cancer

Thursday 21st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with a family history of breast cancer who subsequently develop the disease, have the same prognosis as other women with the... Read more →

1 in 5 will develop heart failure

Thursday 14th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

One in every five people in developed countries is expected to develop heart failure despite the fact that this condition is large... Read more →

Smoking and angioplasty - a bad combination

Wednesday 13th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Smokers undergoing angioplasty, a procedure used to treat narrowed or blocked coronary arteries, can expect a much better quality ... Read more →

Outpatient waiting lists higher than ever

Thursday 7th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Over 412,000 people are waiting for outpatient appointments - the highest figure ever recorded.According to the National Treatment... Read more →

'Incentives needed to attract nurses back'

Wednesday 6th May 2015 - Niall Hunter - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The nurses union, the INMO, will be pressing for a gradual restoration of pay cuts, the reintroduction of a 37-hour working week a... Read more →

Depression increases risk of nightmares

Wednesday 6th May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People are most at risk of experiencing frequent nightmares if they are depressed or suffer with insomnia, a study has found.Resea... Read more →

Workers urged to talk about mental health

Friday 1st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Over half of Irish people believe that being open about a mental health problem in work would negatively impact their job prospect... Read more →

Traumatic events up women's heart risk

Friday 1st May 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women have a significantly increased risk of suffering a heart attack if they experience a traumatic life event such as the death ... Read more →

Bullying 'worse than maltreatment'

Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Children who are bullied by their peers suffer worse mental health problems in the long term than those who have been maltreated b... Read more →

Hormonal imbalance impacts fertility

Monday 27th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Hormonal imbalance is a common cause of infertility in females, however many women attempting to get pregnant are unaware of this,... Read more →

Higher insurance premiums fast approaching

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Members of the public who do not have private health insurance are being reminded that from the start of next month, anyone aged 3... Read more →

Problem drinking in women a major concern

Tuesday 21st April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish women are suffering an increasing number of health problems as a result of their consumption of alcohol, including liver cir... Read more →

Divorce increases heart attack risk

Thursday 16th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women who get divorced are more likely to suffer a heart attack than women who remain continuously married, a new study has found.... Read more →

Low support for free GP care for under-6s

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

While most people are in favour of free healthcare, the vast majority do not believe that providing free GP care to all children a... Read more →

Comparing on Facebook linked to depression

Wednesday 8th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who spend lots of time on Facebook comparing their lives to the lives of their friends may be at risk of developing symptom... Read more →

Domestic abuse affects mental health

Tuesday 7th April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

A new study has highlighted the impact domestic violence can have on the mental health of women. According to the findings, as we... Read more →

€74M to tackle ED overcrowding

Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Additional funding of €74 million is being made available by the Government to tackle the ongoing issue of overcrowding in th... Read more →

Higher stroke death rate in women

Monday 23rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Women in Ireland are much more likely to die from stroke than men, new figures have revealed.According to provisional figures from... Read more →

The battle for our children's health

Monday 16th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The Government is being urged to automatically grant medical cards to children with severe disabilities. The call comes from nati... Read more →

Tobacco-free world by 2040 'possible'

Friday 13th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

The sale of tobacco worldwide should be phased out by 2040, public health researchers have insisted. The international group of h... Read more →

Heart disease in women underestimated

Friday 13th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Breast cancer is still commonly perceived as a bigger health issue for women than cardiovascular disease (CVD), despite the fact t... Read more →

Public consulted on 'health identifiers'

Thursday 12th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Members of the public are being asked to give their views on individual health identifiers (IHI) - unique numbers that will be ass... Read more →

Mental disorders common among young

Tuesday 10th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

More than half of young people in Ireland will meet the criteria for a mental health illness before they reach the age of 25, a st... Read more →

Pro-vegetarian diet cuts heart risk

Monday 9th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who consume more plant-based foods than animal-based foods have a reduced risk of dying from heart disease, a new study has... Read more →

Being fit at 40 benefits the brain

Thursday 5th March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

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 - http://www.irishhealth.com/

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 →

Health insurance plan to be ready by summer, says Varadkar

Wednesday 4th March 2015 - Dan Griffin - http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/

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 →

Coffee may cut clogged arteries risk

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

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 →

Stress affects heart attack recovery in women

Tuesday 10th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Young and middle-aged women who suffer a heart attack tend to have a worse recovery than men, and stress may be partially to blame... Read more →

Type 1 diabetes - higher death risk in women

Friday 6th February 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Women with type 1 diabetes have a much higher risk of death than men with the same condition, a new study has found. According to... Read more →

Big fall for Ireland in Euro health index

Tuesday 27th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Ireland has fallen by eight places in a major European health index, coming in at 22nd place out of a possible 36. According to t... Read more →

Even mild cholesterol ups heart risk

Tuesday 27th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Having even mildly elevated cholesterol levels in your 30s can significantly raise your risk of heart disease later on, a new stud... Read more →

Women urged to get smear tests

Monday 26th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Irish women are being reminded of the importance of undergoing screening for cervical cancer - a disease that kills thousands of w... Read more →

Too much TV linked to junk food consumption

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who watch excessive amounts of television tend to eat more junk food and have a poorer understanding of healthy nutrition, ... Read more →

Moderate alcohol cuts heart failure risk

Wednesday 21st January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have a reduced risk of developing heart failure, a new study has found. Accordin... Read more →

Rich, educated men drink more in later life

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

People often drink less alcohol as they get older, however a new study into the drinking habits of people over the age of 45 has r... Read more →

Polar bear evolution key to heart disease treatment

Thursday 15th January 2015 - Paul Melia - http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health

RESEARCH by Irish scientists into polar bears could help medics treat heart disease. The team looked at the bears' diet – p... Read more →

One in four with heart failure wouldn't bother to get assistance

Thursday 15th January 2015 - Nicola Anderson - http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/health/

Fewer than one in 10 people in Ireland are able to spot the signs of heart failure – and a quarter of people experiencing sy... Read more →

Concern over lung cancer rates in women

Wednesday 14th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/

Irish women have one of the highest lung cancer incidence and mortality rates in Europe, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) has warned... Read more →

Employees who work more than 55 hours a week more likely to consume 'risky' levels of alcohol

Wednesday 14th January 2015 - Jamie Merrill - http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/

People who work longer are more likely to seek solace in alcohol, new research finds, sparking calls for employers to use European... Read more →

Acceptance of heart failure key to treatment

Monday 12th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People with chronic heart failure who fail to accept their illness have a poorer quality of life, a new study has found.Heart fail... Read more →

Simple test detects risk in heart failure patients

Thursday 8th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People who attend Emergency Departments (EDs) with acute heart failure should have their blood sugar levels checked immediately, a... Read more →

Irish people urged to walk more

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

A new health initiative is aiming to get Irish people off their sofas, as research shows that walking for just 30 minutes per day ... Read more →

Irish teens face heart disease and infertility as obesity crisis grows

Wednesday 7th January 2015 - Mark O'Regan - http://www.independent.ie

Obesity in young girls could mean they will find it impossible to have a baby later in life. Being seriously overweight can bring... Read more →

Maynooth scientists identify diabetes protein

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE - http://www.rte.ie/news/

Scientists at Maynooth University have identified a protein that has the potential to prevent the development of obesity-driven di... Read more →

Free GP care for under sixes may be ready by Q2 next year

Friday 19th December 2014 - RTE - http://www.rte.ie/news

The HSE has said it hopes to implement free GP care for children under six years by the second quarter of next year.It also plans ... Read more →

Many 'struggling to cope' - Samaritans

Thursday 18th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=24282

The Samaritans responded to over a half a million calls for help this year, making 2014 the organisation's busiest year to date.Sa... Read more →

Menstrual age linked to heart risks

Tuesday 16th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

The age at which a female begins menstruating may affect her risk of heart disease and stroke later in life, a new study suggests.... Read more →

Most drug-related deaths involve men

Tuesday 16th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Over 600 people died as a result of drug use in 2012, the vast majority of whom were men, new figures have shown. According to th... Read more →

New ambulance transfer service for kids

Monday 15th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

A new critical-care ambulance service, which will transfer seriously ill children between hospitals, has been launched.The Paediat... Read more →

Rush hour traffic is bad for the heart

Wednesday 10th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People with heart disease should avoid being outside during rush hour traffic, experts have said.Over three million deaths worldwi... Read more →

Irish men 'have less healthy diets'

Tuesday 9th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Irish men consume less healthy diets, are less aware of healthy eating guidelines and have a preference for larger portions than I... Read more →

Social groups protect mental health

Monday 8th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

People who strongly identify with social groups, such as sports clubs or choirs, may have a reduced risk of experiencing mental he... Read more →

Obesity cuts life expectancy by 8 years

Friday 5th December 2014 - Deborah Condon - http://www.irishhealth.com

Obesity may shorten a person's life expectancy by up to eight years and deprive them of almost two decades of healthy life, a new ... Read more →

HSE service plan to target waiting times and cancer care

Thursday 27th November 2014 - Paul Cullen - www.irishtimes.com

Targeted measures to tackle waiting lists, the recruitment of hundreds of extra doctors and nurses and the expansion of cancer ser... Read more →

Self-test products 'not 100% reliable'

Thursday 20th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - irishhealth.com

People are being reminded that self-test health products, such as pregnancy tests and blood sugar testing kits, are not 100% relia... Read more →

Irish workers want to become healthier

Wednesday 19th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - www.irishhealth.com

Just 15% of workers are provided with healthy food choices in their company canteens or vending machines, a new survey has found. ... Read more →

Insurance to be made 'affordable again'

Thursday 6th November 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

A series of measures, which it is hoped will address the issue of rising private health insurance premiums, has been announced by ... Read more →

Focus on mental health at Ploughing Championships

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Almost one in four people believe that those with mental health problems are not trustworthy, while at least one in three people a... Read more →

Health service is at a 'critical point'

Friday 19th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Patient safety is being compromised throughout the health service as a result of budget cuts in recent years, the Irish Medical Or... Read more →

Desire to have kids affects mental health

Friday 19th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

Women who do not conceive following fertility treatment have poorer mental health in the long run if they are unable to let go of ... Read more →

Health insurance figures still falling

Friday 5th September 2014 - Deborah Condon - Irishhealth.com

The number of people with private health insurance is continuing to fall, new figures from the Health Insurance Authority (HIA) ha... Read more →

Universal healthcare could take 10 yrs

Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Niall Hunter - Irishhealth.com

The head of the GP group in the IMO had warned that it could take 10 years for universal healthcare to be fully introduced in Irel... Read more →

Over-35s taking out health insurance face penalty. First-time insurance subscribers to face 2% per year penalty after May 2015.

Tuesday 8th July 2014 - Paul Cullen - Independent

Customers over the age of 35 will pay a 2 per cent per year penalty on their health insurance following the introduction of a new ... Read more →

Further drop in number of people with health insurance

Friday 6th June 2014 - RTE - RTE News

The latest figures from the Health Insurance Authority show that 21,000 people dropped their inpatient health insurance during the... Read more →

21,000 drop health insurance in first quarter of year

Wednesday 4th June 2014 - Charlie Weston - Independent

PRESSURE on the public hospital system is set to intensify after new figures showed thousands more people have dropped their healt... Read more →

Medical Card information

Friday 1st November 2013 - HSE - HSE

A Medical Card is a plastic card, about the size of a credit card, issued by the HSE. People who hold a Medical Card are entitled ... Read more →

We use cookies on this website. By using this site, you agree that we may store and access cookies on your device. Read our cookie policy here