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women's health

#HysterectomySmart: Information resource on preparing for Hysterectomy

Did you know….? Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery for women and 1 in 3 women will have a hysterectomy by age 60 in the...

gynaecological cancers

Some Fast Facts on Gynaecologic Cancers

We want to make readers aware of the main signs of some Gynaecologic cancers and the resources available to provide you with more...

CervicalCancerAwareness

Cervical Cancer Awareness

Cervical Cancer The cervix is the lower, narrow end of the uterus (womb). The cervix connects the vagina (birth canal) to the upper part...

Cervical Cancer – Video Diary of a journey from diagnosis to remission

Rebecca made the brave decision to vlogg about her journey from diagnosis, during treatment and after. She did this she says: “to use...

ovarian cancer symptoms

#Ovarian cancer: Why early diagnosis is crucial

by  Georgina Tharp Last year, scientific discoveries from the University of Oxford gave fresh hope for the management of ovarian cancer. ...

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Irish doctor discovers new body organ

Discovery that mesentery is one, continuous structure A University of Limerick professor has identified an emerging area of science having...

peace of mind

Enjoying life might just help you live longer…

  Sustained enjoyment in older age linked to longer life Sustained enjoyment of life over several years in older age is associated...

Quit smoking at 40 – Gain 9 years of life!

E-cigarette use linked to successful attempts to quit smoking Findings go against concerns that e-cigs undermine motivation and quit...

Season and region of birth linked to heightened childhood coeliac disease risk

Circulating viral infections, season and location as well as the role of vitamin D during pregnancy may help explain childhood coeliac...

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#MedEd: How good medicine can be bad for your health

and how to avoid it…. Confused about what medicines are necessary and how effective they might be? Are statins beneficial over a...

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Brexit: Blame austerity not immigration for the inequality underlying Brexit, argues expert

The underlying reason for worsening health and declining living standards in Britain is not immigration but ever growing economic...

7 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious illnesses. Ryan Blair looks at seven signs you may not be getting enough sleep, some of which...

Stroke Fast Facts – music by ZDoggMD!

How to Recognise a Stroke On the left is a poster from the www.stroke.ie that helps to recognise the symptoms of a stroke. On the right...

#Surgical Innovation: STAR (Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot)

Washington, DC – Surgeons and scientists from Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s...

#Celiac Week: Confused About Your Celiac Disease Lab Results?

by Dr. Vikki Petersen At HealthNOW Medical Clinic San Jose we know that, as if it wasn’t hard enough to convince some doctors to do a...

Survival Rates for Patients at High Risk of Relapse of Childhood Leukemia Improve with High Doses of Chemotherapy Drug Methotrexate

Study also finds use of steroid Decahedron beneficial for younger — but not older — patients With a cure rate approaching 90...

hayfever tips

Ah choo!! Wet winter promises a sneezy summer

One of wettest winters on record may lead to severe levels of hay fever Hay fever sufferers are being warned that this summer is set to be...

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#HCIT – The future of Robotic Surgery

  International speaker, Richard van Hooijdonk presents insightful and inspiring lectures on world trends, technology, and marketing. He...

Reforms to agricultural policy may increase sugar consumption and harm public health

Experts discuss the potential effects of recent policy changes on the production, price and addition of sugars to foods The liberalisation...

36 love questions

The science of Love!

Do you want to fall in love with someone you’ve just met, or to reconnect with your current partner? If so try Dr Arthur Aron’s...

tai chi

Tai Chi helpful for some common long term conditions

Could be useful exercise for older people with several co-existing chronic ailments, suggest researchers The ancient Chinese exercise Tai...

Spice up your life! Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of death

Data suggests most benefit from eating spices regularly throughout the week Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is...

saving lives at birth

Saving lives at birth

In its five rounds, Saving Lives at Birth received nearly 3000 ideas to answer the call for groundbreaking prevention and treatment...

googling symptoms

What are the best symptom checker websites?

According to research published in the BMJ top marks go to Symcat.com followed by Isabel. Many people google symptoms leading to the...

Why it’s nuts not to eat nuts…

Just half a handful of nuts a day could make a difference Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of...

chocolate is good for your health

Eating up to 100 g of any kind of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

There may be no need to cut out chocolate to protect cardiovascular health, say researchers Eating up to 100 g of chocolate every day is...

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Get up and stand up for at least 2 hours daily during working hours

First guidance on curbing health risks of too much sitting calls for sit-stand desks and regular walk-abouts Office workers should be on...

ifightdepression

#iFightDepression – Online Resources for Doctors and Patients

iFightDepression.com aims to promote and increase awareness of depression and suicidal behaviour by providing comprehensive information...

zebras and ulcers

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers…. The ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Stress

“If I had to define a major depression in a single sentence, I would describe it as a genetic/neurochemical disorder requiring a strong...

junk food

#Diet: Sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, behind surge in obesity

Time to bust myth that anyone— including athletes—can outrun a bad diet Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the...

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High flavouring content in some e-cigarettes may be respiratory irritants

Exposure levels can exceed recommended limits; some chemicals could be respiratory irritants The levels of chemicals used to flavour some...

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Italian neurologist finds Irish Set Dancing helps Parkinson’s patients

Irish Set Dancing can be more beneficial than standard physiotherapy, particularly in dealing with symptoms such as Freezing Gait, Balance...

Ayurvedic Teas – a Menopausal Aide

by Professor Lynn Basford If we examine the annals of ancient traditions, such as the Celts, Druids, Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese and all...

Coeliac disease rate among UK children has almost tripled in past 20 years

  Better diagnosis or other factors? According to a study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, the number of young children...

gut bacteria and brain effects

Gut Bacteria, brain and behaviour

  Professor Ted Dinan is Professor of Psychiatry and a Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) at...

#HCIT: World first in remote monitoring during pregnancy

by Justina Hurley  Remote healthcare monitoring to be provided to expectant mothers at home A groundbreaking programme to improve the...

gluten free

Gluten Intolerance and Seizures

by Dr. Vikki Petersen There are many causes of seizures, some understood better than others. I want to discuss the known association...

International Women’s Day: Women in Science

March is Women in History month and despite advances in science women are still under represented in academia. According to a report in the...

simulated childbirth

#HCIT HiTech Medicine: Simulated medical training

In this clip see a hospital simulated environment, droids delivering linen, robot-patients and a simulated problem birth…  ...

placebo effect

8 things to know about the Placebo effect

by Dr Joe Dispenza Is it possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you...