The health benefits of pets for children

According to  – Children who grow up around dogs may have a reduced risk of developing asthma. We are all aware of the health benefits, both physical and psychological, for elderly and those suffering depression of owning a dog, now there are also very positive signs for children too … Continue reading

New National Rehab Hospital

The National Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Ireland. A new 120-bed building is to go ahead at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dublin, it has been confirmed. The hospital had recently secured planning permission for a120-bed facility that would replace the current ward accommodation, … Continue reading

The pill helps protect against womb cancer

Using the pill, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against womb cancer, a major new study has shown. According to the findings, the drug’s use has probably prevented as many as 400,000 cases of the disease in high-income countries over the last 50 years. Oral contraceptives, … Continue reading

Biopen- 3D printing on injured cells

There’s a group of researchers in Australia working on a 3D-printing pen that will allow surgeons to draw regenerative cells onto injured body parts. It’s called the Biopen. Based in the University of Wollongong in Melbourne, the team – which includes Irishman Cathal O’Connell,  is currently part of a new … Continue reading

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