Eating less salt and fat could save more than 1,000 heart deaths

Added on: 20 September, 2013

Government urged to introduce food policies to ban trans fat and reduce salt in processed foods Michelle McDonagh One in four deaths from heart disease or stroke could be prevented each year if everyone in Ireland cut their salt and fat intake and consumed three or more portions of fruit and veg per day, according to new […]

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Prognosis not good for GP services

Added on: 20 September, 2013

Michelle McDonagh For the first time in his 32 years in general practice, Dr Conor O’Neill is in “big trouble” financially and he fears that he could be one of the first of the Irish GPs forced to close their doors as a result of funding cutbacks.The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has warned […]

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Statins can cause heart problems, says report

Added on: 20 September, 2013

Using statins drugs to prevent a cardiovascular event such as a stroke or heart attack in otherwise healthy people with high cholesterol can increase cardiovascular risk in women, people with diabetes and the young, says a new study by Irish researchers. Statins, one of the world’s most prescribed drugs, increase the risk of diabetes, cataracts […]

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IBS linked to stress-related memory problems

Added on: 19 September, 2013

Study found people with IBS made twice to three times as many errors on visuospatial test as healthy control group People who suffer from the common gastrointestinal disorder irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have more stress-related memory problems than others, according to a new study by Cork scientists. The researchers also found that levels of the […]

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Study finds 80% of Irish women drink during pregnancy

Added on: 19 September, 2013

Ireland had highest proportion of drinking during pregnancy of countries studied A high level of alcohol consumption in pregnancy has been reported by an international birth study led by researchers in Cork who found Ireland had the highest proportion of drinking during pregnancy. The study found 80 per cent of women in Ireland drank at some point in their pregnancy compared […]

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Irish-led project has potential to revolutionise cystic fibrosis treatment

Added on: 19 September, 2013

New €6m project to design personal antibiotic prescription An Irish-led international consortium of experts has started a major project to develop personalised antibiotic treatment for cystic fibrosis patients during respiratory infections. Cystic fibrosis affects more than 70,000 people worldwide, with some 90 per cent dying prematurely from respiratory infections caused by a multitude of infective […]

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Finding smarter ways to bridge the innovation gap

Added on: 19 September, 2013

Companies need to learn how to leverage innovation to out-innovate their competitors Innovation is an essential element for business development and success, but many innovations fail. The key reasons for such failures, according to Prof Oliver Gassmann– a world leader in the area of open innovation – include overengineering, poor timing and inadequate business models. By […]

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Putting your good health where your mouth is

Added on: 19 September, 2013

As early detection is vital for recovery from mouth cancer, hundreds of dentists will provide free examinations tomorrow Joe Roe was watching TV one night last year when he saw an ad for the upcoming Mouth Cancer Awareness Day. He decided to go along to the local open day at Cork University Hospital to have a […]

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