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# health-risk - Saturday 15 July, 2017

Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm

People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.

# health-risk - Saturday 10 June, 2017

A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades

A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.

# health-risk - Thursday 19 January, 2017

These chocolate Santas are being recalled because they may have plastic in them

It applies to the 200g size of the chocolate Santa.

# health-risk - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Exercising hard when you're stressed makes you three times more likely to have a heart attack

Researchers say it’s okay to exercise to relieve stress, just don’t go overboard.

# health-risk - Friday 25 September, 2015

Hundreds of Irish women could have contaminated breast implants

This comes as a Brazilian manufacturer has had its certificate of conformity withdrawn.

# health-risk - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Irish watchdog likely to recommend that energy drinks are not consumed by children

Safefood will make a number of recommendations to the Department of Health on these products by the end of this year.

# health-risk - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste

Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.

# health-risk - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Slimfast bars pulled from shelves over possible health risk

Peanuts, wheat, oats and gluten are in the bars – but the wrapper doesn’t make it clear.

# health-risk - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses

One desperate renter details what it’s like to live in a substandard apartment.

# health-risk - Friday 19 July, 2013

Beaumont Hospital opens helpline after CJD fears

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, commonly known as CJD, is a very rare form of dementia that is not curable.

# health-risk - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Painkillers can increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and death

Research has also found that the size of these risks can be predicted.

# health-risk - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Irish people are drinking 700 times more than we should

A substance use expert says a ban on drinks advertising is needed in order to foster a healthier relationship with alcohol.

# health-risk - Monday 11 February, 2013

Poll finds 85 per cent support abortion 'in certain circumstances'

The Ipsos MRBI poll in the Irish Times also finds that only 37 per cent of people believe abortion should be permitted where a woman deems it to be in her best interests.

# health-risk - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants

The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.

# health-risk - Friday 15 July, 2011

Oxygen levels dropped dangerously at children's hospital

Medical Independent uncovers ‘near miss’ at Temple Street hospital when stocks ran low during the freezing conditions of last December.