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#Irish Heart Foundation

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Majority of Irish people want celebrities banned from promoting junk food
# Stars And Their Fries
# Stars And Their Fries

Majority of Irish people want celebrities banned from promoting junk food

Apr 22nd 2021, 2:32 PM 16,018 Views 39 Comments

The finding was part of a study carried out on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation.

# irish-heart-foundation - Monday 27 July, 2020

Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity

Jul 27th 2020, 5:04 PM 14,668 Views 56 Comments

The UK government today asked overweight people to lose five pounds to save the NHS money.

# irish-heart-foundation - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Social media ads for pizza and donuts targeted as Irish Heart Foundation takes aim at 'junk food marketing'
# Junk Food
# Junk Food

Social media ads for pizza and donuts targeted as Irish Heart Foundation takes aim at 'junk food marketing'

Nov 26th 2019, 2:43 PM 9,801 Views 47 Comments

Complaints made by the Irish Heart Foundation regarding numerous adverts have been published by the ASAI.

# irish-heart-foundation - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
# Obesity
# Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

Nov 12th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,435 Views 74 Comments

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

# irish-heart-foundation - Friday 6 September, 2019

Irish Heart Foundation 'dismayed' after appeal against fast food restaurant near school rejected
# Skerries
# Skerries

Irish Heart Foundation 'dismayed' after appeal against fast food restaurant near school rejected

Sep 6th 2019, 10:27 PM 18,458 Views 30 Comments

Two HSE public health doctors had also objected to the proposal.

# irish-heart-foundation - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Raise price of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025, government told
# Tax Hikes
# Tax Hikes

Raise price of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025, government told

Aug 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 24,252 Views 85 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is arguing for the move in its pre-Budget submission.

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

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

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

Mar 18th 2019, 6:30 AM 18,268 Views 5 Comments

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
# Feel The Pulse
# Feel The Pulse

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

Nov 24th 2018, 10:00 AM 88,993 Views 27 Comments

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.'
# Stroke Survivors Day
# Stroke Survivors Day

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

Apr 21st 2018, 8:45 AM 16,053 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Goodies
# Goodies

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

Apr 1st 2018, 9:15 AM 13,339 Views 21 Comments

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
# Staying Active
# Staying Active

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

Feb 4th 2018, 12:00 PM 19,896 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 9,081 Views 1 Comment

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
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 PM 62,180 Views 82 Comments

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'
# Heart Failure
# Heart Failure

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

Sep 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 32,685 Views 3 Comments

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
# High Blood Pressure
# High Blood Pressure

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

Aug 7th 2017, 8:00 PM 72,614 Views 15 Comments

“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
# CPR

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

May 12th 2017, 6:05 AM 36,815 Views 30 Comments

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"
# Children
# Children

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

Jun 15th 2016, 6:20 AM 8,183 Views 17 Comments

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
# Sudden Deaths
# Sudden Deaths

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 5:20 PM 34,843 Views 9 Comments

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
# Food For Thought

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

Apr 9th 2015, 2:43 PM 12,475 Views 64 Comments

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
# Heart Health
# Heart Health

Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer

Mar 23rd 2015, 8:39 AM 8,110 Views 2 Comments

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
# On The Dry
# On The Dry

Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January

Jan 16th 2015, 1:02 PM 19,435 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

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

Jan 2nd 2015, 5:38 PM 6,216 Views 1 Comment

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)
# Heart Disease
# Heart Disease

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

Aug 26th 2014, 4:14 PM 13,337 Views 20 Comments

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?
# Research
# Research

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

May 15th 2014, 8:23 AM 10,308 Views 15 Comments

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
# Stayin Alive
# Stayin Alive

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

May 15th 2014, 7:00 AM 10,431 Views 4 Comments

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
# Danger
# Danger

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

May 9th 2014, 9:02 AM 16,353 Views 21 Comments

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
# Lifesaver
# Lifesaver

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

Apr 28th 2014, 10:17 PM 32,213 Views 19 Comments

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
# Recovery
# Recovery

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

Apr 6th 2014, 2:33 PM 9,297 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Tobacco
# Tobacco

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

Jan 23rd 2014, 9:02 AM 5,864 Views 39 Comments

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
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

Nov 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 7,294 Views 39 Comments

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
# World Stroke Day
# World Stroke Day

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

Oct 29th 2013, 10:53 PM 6,354 Views 11 Comments

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
Live Oct 10th 2013, 6:45 AM

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

# irish-heart-foundation - Monday 30 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 30th 2013, 9:15 PM 6,410 Views 32 Comments

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
# Smoking
# Smoking

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

Sep 19th 2013, 7:55 PM 18,936 Views 99 Comments

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
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices

Sep 5th 2013, 8:56 PM 4,767 Views 53 Comments

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
# Fat Facts
# Fat Facts

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

Aug 27th 2013, 7:30 AM 13,220 Views 63 Comments

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
# Happy Hearts Appeal
# Happy Hearts Appeal

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

May 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,929 Views 22 Comments

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
# Happy Hearts Appeal
# Happy Hearts Appeal

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

Apr 10th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,693 Views 9 Comments

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
# Sudden Cardiac Death
# Sudden Cardiac Death

Warning given ahead of destruction of heel prick tests results

Mar 26th 2013, 7:10 AM 10,615 Views 10 Comments

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
# Lifesavers
# Lifesavers

EC says Ireland is free to give grants for defibrillators

Feb 9th 2013, 8:15 AM 8,782 Views 16 Comments

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.

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