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#Heart Disease

# heart-disease - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

People in richer countries more likely to die from cancer, says new study

In poorer countries, heart disease remains a leading cause of death.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Brexit could result in thousands more deaths from heart disease and stroke, scientists say

It comes a day after bosses at supermarkets wrote to MPs urging them to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

An egg a day may keep heart disease away

Authors of a new study have said the research should not be looked at in isolation as diet is more complicated than just one item of food.

# heart-disease - Friday 13 April, 2018

Health study says Ireland's weekly drinking limit should be 5 pints, not 8.5

Consuming more than 10 standard drinks a week can increase the risk of heart disease.

# heart-disease - Friday 23 February, 2018

Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland

Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.

# heart-disease - Friday 19 January, 2018

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# heart-disease - Thursday 7 December, 2017

New heart failure trial 'would reduce trolleys in emergency departments by a third'

As far as its researchers know, Ireland is the only country in the world to offer the STOP-Heart Failure trial as a healthcare service.

# heart-disease - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Baldness and premature greying linked to increased risk of early heart disease in men

New research has found that hair loss and greying are associated with a more than fivefold risk of heart disease in men under 40.

# heart-disease - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Babies born at 35 weeks 'could be at risk of heart diseases when adults'

That’s according to scientists who carried out tests on lambs.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Poll: Have you had your blood pressure checked? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you had your blood pressure checked?

The Irish Heart Foundation recommends that people over the age of 30 get their blood pressure checked once a year.

# heart-disease - Saturday 27 May, 2017

People from this Greek beach village have a gene that helps them live longer, despite diet

The isolate population in Mylopotamos live on a diet rich in animal fat.

# heart-disease - Sunday 21 May, 2017

Why don't Irish people get their blood pressure checked?

High blood pressure can cause a heart attack, stroke or cognitive difficulty in later life.

# heart-disease - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It's confusing for people': Irish Heart says saturated fats link to heart disease still valid

Ireland’s heart health organisation has said people shouldn’t change their diet based on the editorial in the British Medical Journal.

# heart-disease - Friday 21 April, 2017

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study

Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.

# heart-disease - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Death rate rises and births fall as cancer shown to be nation's biggest killer

Cancer and heart diseases were the main causes of death for Irish people last year.

# heart-disease - Friday 20 January, 2017

Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight

A study carried out over 11 years found patients with a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die in hospital compared to people who were obese or overweight.

# heart-disease - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds

The DCU research concentrated on the health of moderately fit and unfit transition-year students in the greater Dublin area.

# heart-disease - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

# heart-disease - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Here's why you should really work on getting your blood pressure down

It has all kinds of good effects.

# heart-disease - Friday 18 September, 2015

Irish people's binge drinking could increase our risk of cancer

More than half of people who drink do so irresponsibly.

# heart-disease - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Could you have a stroke in the next 10 years? Where you live could have a lot to do with it...

A new risk detection method aims to predict heart disease and strokes in people over 40.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Your five-a-day of COFFEE could help reduce your risk of heart disease

You might be pushing the safe limit for caffeine after that.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Poor fitness means Irish teens as young as 15 are showing signs of heart disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Ireland.

# heart-disease - Monday 29 December, 2014

9 big ideas that could change medicine forever

Could one-drop blood testing and wireless pacemakers soon be a reality?

# heart-disease - Saturday 8 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Catch up as you wake up.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

All children from NI who need heart surgery will soon be having it in Dublin

A working group found that having two surgical centres north and south of the border could not be justified due to the small number of surgeries each year.

# heart-disease - Monday 1 September, 2014

Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer

Researchers recommend drinking tea rather than coffee and if you don’t drink either, you should probably give tea a chance…

# heart-disease - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Fr Jack tells the Irish public to... not drink (too much)

It’s part of a campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation asking people to cut back on their alcohol intake.

# heart-disease - Monday 19 May, 2014

Opinion: How one country saw epidemic illnesses plummet – and Ireland could too

A dietary metamorphosis adopted in Finland in the 1970s has seen heart disease, some cancers and obesity levels drop dramatically. We should take note.

# heart-disease - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated

Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.

# heart-disease - Thursday 3 April, 2014

"A real breakthrough": Study finds exercise will effectively fight heart disease in diabetics

Doctors previously lacked definitive evidence that such treatment was effective.

# heart-disease - Friday 7 February, 2014

Gregory House MD is so amazing he's even saved a real-life patient

A German patient suffering from severe heart failure had baffled doctors until they caught an episode…

# heart-disease - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Irish researcher tells why lack of sleep is bad for the heart

It’s not so much your blood pressure, as it is how sleep deprivation affects how blood pumps around your body. Yes, science.

# heart-disease - Friday 29 November, 2013

Cancer death rates for Ireland's older women higher than EU average

Eurostat figures show that circulatory diseases are the most prevalent cause of deaths of over 65s in the EU28 countries.

# heart-disease - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Mortalities due to cancer, heart disease significantly down in last decade

Life expectancy in Ireland has also increased by a full four years since 2000 to reach 80.6 today, over the OECD average, according to a report published today.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Stroke deaths last year below 2,000 for first time in years

Figures also confirmed that almost twice as many women as men died from stroke.

# heart-disease - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

More than half of Irish people over 50 have two or more chronic diseases

This number is likely to rise dramatically by the end of this decade, a conference on public health heard yesterday.

# heart-disease - Monday 30 September, 2013

Taking aspirin to prevent recurrent heart attacks 'ineffective for 1 in 5'

A study by the Irish Heart Foundation shows that for 1 in 5 people taking the drug as a preventative measure, it might be ineffective.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Two thirds of Irish adults are eating more fat than their body needs

New stats on eating habits are being highlighted as part of a drive to reduce the number of heart disease and stroke victims. 10,000 people die annually as a result of the illnesses.

# heart-disease - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Men who skip breakfast 'face higher risk of heart attack'

Men who fail to eat in the morning have a 27 percent higher risk of heart attack than those who eat breakfast, a new study shows.

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