Huge response to Elinor's call to lower the breast check age - Gorey Guardian

A Kilanerin mother-of-three has collected over 10,000 signatures on an online petition calling on the Minister for Health to lower the age of breast screening mammograms from 50 to 30. Elinor Dowling (37) was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

Scientists discover brain mechanism to prevent unwanted thoughts - Evening Standard

The mechanism could be used to develop treatments for people suffering from disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders. The research, which was carried out by academics at the University of Cambridge, involved studying ...

Number of older people using befriending service almost doubles - Newstalk 106-108 fm

A charity that supports older people says the numbers using its befriending service have grown by 42%. The figure is part of the annual report from Alone. It says 4,500 people were supported by its befriending services nationwide in 2016 - an increase ...

Scientists test whether injecting young blood into older people can stop Alzheimer's - Miami Herald

It's said an organization needs “young blood” to keep it nimble and healthy - but what if infusions of literal young blood can keep the brain and body healthy too? It's a prospect that's becoming increasingly enticing for those facing the realities of ...

Ex-soldier sues State over anti-malaria drug - Irish Times

A former soldier who was given the anti-malarial drug Lariam before an overseas tour of duty in Chad has sued the State in the High Court. Anthony Cole, who served for 33 years in the Defence Forces based mainly at Collins Barracks, Cork, claims he has ...

Role of Genetics in IBD Development and Treatment Response Focus of Irish Study - IBD News Today

Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI) is launching a study to investigate the role genes may play in developing and treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and how genetic risks might be affected by behavior or environmental factors. Researchers are ...