Bullying a big issue among obese children

Bullying a big issue among obese children

Children who are obese are much more likely to be bullied and to display emotional and behavioural problems, a new Irish study has found. Researchers looked at 111 children attending the W82GO! Healthy Lifestyle service at Temple Street Children's Hospital, which is a programme aimed at helping children and teenagers who are overwe...

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Many choosing to delay motherhood

Many choosing to delay motherhood

Egg freezing has become an increasingly attractive option for Irish women, a doctor who specialises in fertility has claimed. Latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the average age of Irish women having babies last year was almost 33, and this has been slowly increasing in recent years. However, according...

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Many choosing to delay motherhood

Many choosing to delay motherhood

Egg freezing has become an increasingly attractive option for Irish women, a doctor who specialises in fertility has claimed. Latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the average age of Irish women having babies last year was almost 33, and this has been slowly increasing in recent years. However, according...

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Almost 9,500 on hospital trolleys in March

Almost 9,500 on hospital trolleys in March

Almost 9,500 hospital patients were on trolleys last month - the highest figure recorded during any month of March between 2006 and 2017, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. According to its latest ‘Trolley Watch' figures, a total of 9,459 patients admitted for inpatient care found themselves on trolle...

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Workers’ Memorial Day to be held later this month

Workers’ Memorial Day to be held later this month

A special ceremony to remember people who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents is to be held later this month. Between 2007 and 2016, 520 people were killed in work-related accidents in Ireland and many thousands more were severely injured. Over 150 people were killed in the three-year period, 2014-2016. Workers' M...

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Decision to fund CF drugs welcomed

Decision to fund CF drugs welcomed

Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients nationwide have welcomed the news that two groundbreaking drugs are to be reimbursed by the HSE. Last year, the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE), which is responsible for assessing medicines to see whether they are cost effective, recommended that the drug, Orkambi, should not be funded by ...

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New research prog to focus on kids with CF

New research prog to focus on kids with CF

A new research initiative, which focuses entirely on children with cystic fibrosis (CF), has been announced. This marks the first dedicated national paediatric CF research programme in Ireland and it will involve the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the National Children's Research Centre (NCRC) working in partnershi...

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Interventions to help smokers quit do work

Interventions to help smokers quit do work

While early evidence for e-cigarettes is promising, there is not enough evidence yet to recommend them to people attempting to quit smoking, the Minister for Health has been advised. However, pharmacological interventions, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, are effective and good value for money, the Health Info...

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Insomnia increases heart attack risk

Insomnia increases heart attack risk

People with insomnia may have an increased risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. While previous research has found links between insomnia and various health problems, links with heart attacks and stroke have been inconsistent until now. So Chinese researchers decided to look into this further. They analy...

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One-third of trainee doctors bullied

One-third of trainee doctors bullied

One in three young doctors has been bullied or undermined while training, however a new campaign has been launched to tackle this issue. According to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), which is leading the campaign, one-third of trainee doctors have been bullied or undermined, while half have witnessed someone else being bullied...

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