Irish workers regularly stressed at work

Almost 40% of workers in Ireland say they have regularly felt stressed in their jobs over the last year, while a similar number regularly work through lunch, a new survey has found. According to the findings, the vast majority of workers – 86% – believe that maintaining a healthy workforce … Continue reading

More exercise = improved brain function for older adults

Older adults can improve their brain function by exercising more, a new study has found. US researchers set out to determine the ideal amount of exercise required to experience benefits in the brain. They followed healthy adults aged 65 and older for a six-month period. None of the participants had … Continue reading

Abortion- most want it decriminalised

Almost two in three people in Ireland are unaware that it is a crime to have an abortion in Ireland if a woman’s life is not at risk, a new poll has revealed. According to the findings, just 9% of people know that a woman can be jailed for up … Continue reading

Colour changing condoms

Teens develop concept for condoms to detect STIs A group of 13 and 14-year-old students from Isaac Newton Academy in England scooped the top health innovation prize in London’s TeenTech Awards for their idea for a condom that changes colour if a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is detected. S.T.EYE – … Continue reading

Skinny jeans- bad for your legs?

If you need to carry out a task that involves lots of squatting, do not wear skinny jeans, doctors have advised. They have found that squatting in this type of clothing for long periods of time may damage muscle and nerve fibres in the legs. Writing in the Journal of … Continue reading

Elder Abuse Service receiving increased referrals

Almost 2,600 referrals were made to the HSE’s Elder Abuse Service last year. This is the highest number of referrals received by the service since its establishment in 2007. According to the HSE’s 2014 review of the service, a total of 2,592 referrals were made last year, a 5% increase … Continue reading

Ovarian tissue transplant results in healthy baby born

A woman in her 20s has given birth to a healthy baby boy after doctors restored her fertility by transplanting ovarian tissue that had been removed while she was still a child. According to doctors, there have previously been reports of women going on to have babies after ovarian transplantation, however … Continue reading

Viagra for the ladies?

According to the Silicon Republic, after years of campaigning from pharmaceutical companies and women’s rights groups, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for one company to develop a drug that would increase sex drive in women, similar to Viagra for men. Called flibanserin, the drug is … Continue reading