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#Heart

# heart - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Teenage girls sit or lie down for 19 hours a day - but what effect is it having on their heart?

Researchers at the University of Limerick have been granted funding to continue research into heart health.

# heart - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Irish politicians to be taught Vinnie Jones's 'hard and fast' skills - by students

It’s all part of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Hearts Appeal, which is raising money for a CPR education campaign.

# heart - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help

The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.

# heart - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Astronauts' hearts grow rounder in space, finds study

Astronauts’ hearts also got weaker because the heart doesn’t work as hard in space, say researchers.

# heart - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Risk of heart problems from antidiabetes drugs is being overlooked, experts warn

They say the risk should monitored closely during clinical trials of glucose-lowering medication.

# heart - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

€168m in claims were paid out by Irish Life last year --- including one of over a million euro

Data from the company’s 2013 accounts shows cancer accounted for almost half of all life insurance claims.

# heart - Friday 31 January, 2014

Eating heart-shaped foods will keep your ticker in good shape

Strawberries, red peppers, apples – if it looks like a heart, get it into you.

# heart - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From The42 Returning Strauss moved by RDS ovation -- Heaslip Heart

Returning Strauss moved by RDS ovation -- Heaslip

The number eight also had nothing but praise for Jordi Murphy and Rhys Ruddock as they come into Ireland camp.

# heart - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Meet the people beginning a new life in 2014 thanks to organ transplants

2013 was a record year for organ transplants in Ireland – here are the stories of two people who have a new lease of life in 2014 thanks to the generosity of others.

# heart - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Study to look at feasability of defibrillators in public places

The defibrillators would be used in the event of an out-of-hospial cardiac arrest.

# heart - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Facebook campaigns have the power to 'dramatically boost' organ donation

A campaign in the US last year resulted in a 21-fold increase in registration.

# heart - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 Irish stories that will warm the cockles of your heart Heartwarming This post contains videos

7 Irish stories that will warm the cockles of your heart

Marriages, pets and owners reunited, and communities pulling together. We can’t even…

# heart - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Newborn blood samples due for destruction 'could save lives'

The Irish Heart Foundation is calling for people to ask for the cards, which contain genetic data from children born between 1984 and 2002, to be returned to them.

# heart - Sunday 3 March, 2013

What overeating does to your body

You know it’s not good… but do you know the specifics?

# heart - Monday 25 February, 2013

Is volunteering good for your heart?

A new study says it’s not just good for the soul.

# heart - Friday 1 February, 2013

Marriage is good for the heart: study

Research in Finland warns that conditions related to being married – combined income, healthier habits, mental support – give your heart a better chance later in life.

# heart - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Lower death rates for those taking cholesterol medication and exercise - study

New research also shows that the benefits of physical fitness outweigh those of cholesterol lowering medication.

# heart - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

People more likely to take preventive medications combined in a single pill

New research indicates that changing the delivery of several medications into one fixed-dose combination pill could improve people’s adherence to preventative medications.

# heart - Monday 5 November, 2012

Vitamins do not reduce men's risk of heart trouble: study

Researchers from Harvard University said that taking vitamins makes no difference when it comes to warning off stroke or cardivascular illness.

# heart - Thursday 18 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge 7 strangers who need your advice He Texted This post contains images

7 strangers who need your advice

Maybe he’s just not that into you? Or maybe he genuinely was asleep. Submit your love texts for analysis.

# heart - Sunday 16 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge 7 musicians who’ve told politicians to get their ‘mitts’ off their tunes Cease And Desist This post contains videos

7 musicians who’ve told politicians to get their ‘mitts’ off their tunes

Thin Lizzy have told Mitt Romney to stop using ‘The Boys are Back in Town’. What other musicians have put the foot down when it comes to politicians?

# heart - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Dermot Morgan's sons to launch Heart Month

Brothers Rob, Don and Ben Morgan – who lost their father to a heart attack 14 years ago – are urging people to avail of free blood pressure checks offered by the Irish Heart Foundation over September.

# heart - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

"Broken hearts" could be healed with stem cells

A study by American doctors showed that scar tissue mass that occurred after a heart attack could be reduced after treatment with the patient’s own stem cells.

# heart - Monday 23 January, 2012

Pakistan investigating heart medication deaths

Over 20 people have died after taking the free medication provided by government hospitals in Lahore.

# heart - Thursday 12 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant Whoops

Medics drop heart being rushed for transplant

After exiting a helicopter carrying the heart for transplant, a medic stumbled and the plastic-wrapped heart tumbled out of a cooler onto the street.

# heart - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Just 14 per cent of Irish people know the symptoms of heart failure

Despite heart failure being one of Ireland’s deadliest conditions, just one in seven people can correctly identify the symptoms.

# heart - Monday 22 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Bono spokeswoman denies report of French holiday heart scare Bono

Bono spokeswoman denies report of French holiday heart scare

A spokesman for the U2 singer denies a report in yesterday’s papers that Bono had been taken to hospital with chest pains.

# heart - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

People urged to take heart attack symptoms seriously

Only half of people who present themselves in hospital suffering from a heart attack arrive by ambulance says the Irish Heart Foundation, which has urged people to call 999 if they feel unwell.

# heart - Thursday 4 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts Medical Firsts

Heart in a bag… and 7 other medical firsts

Hand and face transplants, test tube babies and plastic hearts – a look at some of the world’s medical firsts…

# heart - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Sugary soft drinks linked to hypertension

Experts have warned that sugary drinks have been linked to hypertension – which causes hardening of the arteries, kidney damage and heart disease.