Exercise after heart attack reduces death risk

Exercise after heart attack reduces death risk

People who become more physically active after suffering a heart attack, significantly reduce their risk of death, a new study has shown. Swedish researchers looked at over 22,200 people who had suffered a heart attack between 2005 and 2013. They found that those who became more active after their heart attack halved their risk of ...

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App to help those with metastatic breast cancer

App to help those with metastatic breast cancer

Women living with metastatic breast cancer often experience social isolation and feelings of low self-worth, however a new app is hoping to tackle this. Metastatic breast cancer is an advanced form of breast cancer where the cancer has spread from the breast to other organs of the body. Despite advances in the treatment of breast c...

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Measles still a major threat in Europe

Measles still a major threat in Europe

The vast majority of measles cases reported in Europe in recent years were among people who were not vaccinated, a new study has revealed. According to the findings, infants affected by the disease faced the highest risk of death. The study was carried out by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Sweden. ...

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Fewer kids injured and killed on Irish roads

Fewer kids injured and killed on Irish roads

The number of children injured or killed on Irish roads dropped by over 70% between 1996 and 2013, a new study has found. Researchers from Temple Street Children's Hospital and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) looked at road-related injuries and fatalities in children under the age of 15 over three time periods - 1996-2000, 2004-200...

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‘Tremendous improvements’ in haemophilia care

‘Tremendous improvements’ in haemophilia care

There have been ‘tremendous improvements' in haemophilia treatments in recent years, the Irish Haemophilia Society has said. The society, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has paid tribute to its members who did not survive to enjoy the better levels of care and treatment available today. "We now have a pur...

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Not enough sleep linked to obesity risk in kids

Not enough sleep linked to obesity risk in kids

Children and teenagers who do not get enough sleep have an increased risk of becoming obese, the results of a new study have found. UK researchers analysed 42 studies involving over 75,000 children and teenagers up to the age of 18. The participants were put into one of two groups:-Short sleepers, who got less than the recommended ...

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Higher risk of second heart attack if divorced

Higher risk of second heart attack if divorced

People who survive a heart attack have a higher risk of suffering a second attack if they are divorced or have low socioeconomic status, the results of a new study suggest. While low socioeconomic status has previously been linked with suffering a first heart attack, little was known about the risk of a second attack, so Swedish re...

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Illness a big issue for health sector workers

Illness a big issue for health sector workers

A study of five high-risk sectors has found that health sector workers are most likely to miss work as a result of work-related illness. The findings have been published by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA). They focused on work-related illnesses and injuries in five sectors...

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Concern over bowel cancer test delays

Concern over bowel cancer test delays

Concern has been expressed about the long waiting times people currently face for bowel cancer tests. Figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) show that at the end of February, 4,184 people were waiting over three months for colonoscopies. According to Donal Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS), this represents 4...

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Concern over bowel cancer test delays

Concern over bowel cancer test delays

Concern has been expressed about the long waiting times people currently face for bowel cancer tests. Figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) show that at the end of February, 4,184 people were waiting over three months for colonoscopies. According to Donal Buggy of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS), this represents 4...

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