Water Water everywhere but no one wants to drink

Water Water everywhere but no one  prepared to drink According to a survey carried out in March this year  Irish people are still not drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day. 1,000 adults were surveyed and results published in Irish health.com. Consultant Dietitian Sarah Keogh said that older people … Continue reading

Who will govern our mothers and babies?

  Who will govern our mothers and babies? For the last few weeks a row has been brewing over the governance of the new Maternity Hospital moving from an old and not suitable for purpose anymore facility in Dublin’s Holles street,to a new state of the art building on the … Continue reading

One rule for the rich and another for the poor in Healthcare

  GP’s are frustrated and concerned over the recent report from Irish Cancer Society that confirms  there is one rule for the rich and another for the poor when it comes to getting critical cancer screening tests. If you can afford private medical insurance you can have an MRI within … Continue reading

Our Nursing Home standards need improving

Over 400 inspections of nursing homes were carried out in 2015, half of which were unannounced, a new report has shown. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has just published its 2015 Overview Report on the Regulation of Designated Centres for Older People. It shows that last year, 577 … Continue reading

Realistic new weight loss App now available

New App to help people lose weight – ‘Weight-mate’  A new app, which aims to help people lose weight in a healthy way, has been launched by Safefood. The ‘weight-mate’ app helps people to set realistic goals and features a daily weight and physical activity tracker. It also contains over … Continue reading

The health benefits of pets for children

According to irishhealth.com  – 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