Public to get rare look at cancer research

Public to get rare look at cancer research

Members of the public will be given a rare opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes look at cancer research which is currently taking place in Dublin's Trinity College. The college is holding a special public symposium this week, which aims to show people the research work that is currently underway, and give them the opportunity to...

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Experts predicting a very bad flu season

Experts predicting a very bad flu season

Experts are predicting a particularly bad flu season this winter, so people are being urged to get themselves vaccinated as early as possible. Flu is a highly contagious illness that kills between 200 and 500 people in Ireland every year. It is particularly dangerous among older people. Flu season usually lasts from October to Apri...

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Experts predicting a very bad flu season

Experts predicting a very bad flu season

Experts are predicting a particularly bad flu season this winter, so people are being urged to get themselves vaccinated as early as possible. Flu is a highly contagious illness that kills between 200 and 500 people in Ireland every year. It is particularly dangerous among older people. Flu season usually lasts from October to Apri...

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Being active could prevent 1 in 12 deaths

Being active could prevent 1 in 12 deaths

One in 12 deaths could be prevented if all adults undertook 150 minutes of physical activity every week, a new study has found. Adults are recommended to get 30 minutes of physical activity at least five days a week - that is 150 minutes. While being active is already known to offer huge health benefits, studies have tended to focu...

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Health budget must be revised – IMO

Health budget must be revised – IMO

Doctors are calling for a complete revision of the health budget in order to avoid a ‘further deterioration' in public health services. According to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), which represents doctors nationwide, questions must now be asked about the capacity of the traditional budgetary process to deal with the in...

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Little has been done to tackle child obesity

Little has been done to tackle child obesity

The Government has shown a ‘marked lack of urgency' when it comes to implementing policies aimed at reducing overweight and obesity in children, Irish Heart has claimed. The charity, which works to tackle heart disease and stroke, made its comments to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the Government's obesity policy a...

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Housing concern for those with disabilities

Housing concern for those with disabilities

A significant number of people with intellectual disabilities are not involved in decisions about changes to their housing, new research has shown. The research focused on 120 adults with intellectual disabilities, who changed their place of residence. It found that 40% of them did not want to move and just 30% were involved in the...

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Housing concern for those with disabilities

Housing concern for those with disabilities

A significant number of people with intellectual disabilities are not involved in decisions about changes to their housing, new research has shown. The research focused on 120 adults with intellectual disabilities, who changed their place of residence. It found that 40% of them did not want to move and just 30% were involved in the...

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300 new cases of mouth cancer every year

300 new cases of mouth cancer every year

A survivor of mouth cancer, who developed the disease when she was just 19 years old, is urging people to get checked by their dentist or doctor if they have any concerns. Roisin Whelan, a Dublin-based psychotherapist, was diagnosed at 19 with nasopharynx cancer, which is cancer of the back of the throat. "I was studying for my Lea...

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World running out of antibiotics – WHO

World running out of antibiotics – WHO

The world is running out of antibiotics, a major new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed. According to the report, there is a serious lack of new antibiotics in development to combat the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance and this is now a ‘global health emergency'. The discovery and developm...

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