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#Irish Heart Foundation

# irish-heart-foundation - Monday 18 March, 2019

Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels

The IHF says many users mistakenly believe that it is not addictive.

# irish-heart-foundation - Saturday 24 November, 2018

'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s

The Irish Heart Foundation say it’s crucial for those over 50 to regularly check their pulse.

# irish-heart-foundation - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'

An Irish Heart Foundation event later this month will help stroke survivors with issues including relationships and intimacy.

# irish-heart-foundation - Sunday 1 April, 2018

'No one's saying you can't have your Easter Egg - most people will just overdo it'

How much sugar is too much sugar this weekend?

# irish-heart-foundation - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Less than one-third of adults get enough exercise, but some workplaces want to change that

It’s recommended that adults get 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week.

# irish-heart-foundation - Saturday 3 February, 2018

From The Daily Edge Eoin McLove is hosting a Father Ted quiz in Dublin to mark Dermot Morgan's 20th anniversary Drink Feck Arse

Eoin McLove is hosting a Father Ted quiz in Dublin to mark Dermot Morgan's 20th anniversary

It’s all in aid of the Irish Heart foundation.

# irish-heart-foundation - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

# irish-heart-foundation - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

'I remember seeing myself on the telly and thinking I looked terrible'

Michael Lyster wants people to know the symptoms of heart failure, which affects about 90,000 people in Ireland.

# irish-heart-foundation - Monday 7 August, 2017

The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland

“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”

# irish-heart-foundation - Friday 12 May, 2017

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival CPR

If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival

Every day, 13 people in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest.

# irish-heart-foundation - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Irish children are being deliberately targeted on Facebook by "junk food companies"

The Irish Heart Foundation will launch its Who’s Feeding The Kids Online study into the marketing habits of top global brands later on this morning.

# irish-heart-foundation - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

'He was fit as a fiddle' - At 27, Richie Doyle dropped dead on a football pitch

The families of young people who have died of SADS want to raise awareness so lives can be spared.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 9 April, 2015

'Ireland in the throes of an obesity epidemic' as schools provide junk food to teenagers Food For Thought This post contains a poll

'Ireland in the throes of an obesity epidemic' as schools provide junk food to teenagers

One in five teenagers is obese or overweight.

# irish-heart-foundation - Monday 23 March, 2015

Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer

Figures show 42% more women in Ireland than men die from stroke, though men have a greater chance of having a stroke.

# irish-heart-foundation - Friday 16 January, 2015

Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January

The Minister is taking part in the Irish Heart Foundation’s abstinence campaign.

# irish-heart-foundation - Friday 2 January, 2015

From The42 Dublin GAA reveal special new jersey in support of Irish Heart Foundation Partnership

Dublin GAA reveal special new jersey in support of Irish Heart Foundation

The Dubs are backing the On The Dry™ campaign for January.

# irish-heart-foundation - 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.

# irish-heart-foundation - 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.

This Spotify playlist could help to save a life, says the Irish Heart Foundation

And yes, Stayin’ Alive really is on it.

# irish-heart-foundation - Friday 9 May, 2014

"Shocking" lack of awareness of heart failure symptoms among Irish public

87 per cent of people surveyed mistook these symptoms for ‘normal signs of ageing”.

# irish-heart-foundation - Monday 28 April, 2014

PE teacher uses CPR to save the life of a Monaghan student who collapsed in class

The teacher, Enda Tourish, has been congratulated by An Taoiseach amongst others for his actions is saving Ryan Callan.

# irish-heart-foundation - 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.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'

A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.

# irish-heart-foundation - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

# irish-heart-foundation - 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.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 10 October, 2013

31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food

A new survey has shone a light on teenagers attitudes to health and nutrition.

# irish-heart-foundation - 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.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters

Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices

The pre-Budget call from the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation is aimed at tackling the “enormous economic cost of smoking-related illness”.

# irish-heart-foundation - 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.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 9 May, 2013

A man, woman or child dies from heart disease and stroke every hour in Ireland

Today marks the first day of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Hearts Appeal, which it hopes will raise €500,000 over the next three days.

# irish-heart-foundation - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

More than 100k people diagnosed with stroke or coronary heart disease in 2012

Irish Heart Foundation is hoping to raise €500,000 in May of this year with their Happy Hearts Appeal.

# irish-heart-foundation - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Warning given ahead of destruction of heel prick tests results

The Irish Heart Foundation has reminded families that the tests will be destroyed in five days times.

# irish-heart-foundation - Saturday 9 February, 2013

EC says Ireland is free to give grants for defibrillators

An enquiry by MEP Liam Aylward confirms that Government is forbidden under EU law to lift VAT rate on defibrillators – but that the EC says all states could give financial support to offset cost.

# irish-heart-foundation - Friday 19 October, 2012

Ulster Bank customers can now donate to charities at ATMs

The Giving Scheme was launched across Ireland and Northern Ireland yesterday.

# irish-heart-foundation - Monday 8 October, 2012

Quitting smoking? New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit

A map tracks the number of tweets sent across Ireland every week about quitting smoking – and asks people to support anyone trying to give up.

# irish-heart-foundation - 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.

# irish-heart-foundation - Saturday 30 June, 2012

35 Marathon Man: Alan Corcoran becomes first to run a lap of Ireland

The 21-year-old has completed his 917-mile roundtrip to raise funds for stroke awareness.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 31 May, 2012

‘Vast majority of smokers want to quit’ claims Reilly as No Tobacco Day marked

The Minister underlined his commitment to reduce the number of young people taking up smoking as the World Health Organisation’s No Tobacco Day is marked.

# irish-heart-foundation - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Marathon man: Student plans to run 917 mile lap of Ireland in 35 days

Alan Corcoran is hoping to raise money for the Irish Heart Foundation’s stroke awareness campaign and already has the backing of one famous sportsman.

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