Five healthy habits may increase life expectancy by ten years or more

Research from the United States has reported that following five healthy habits may add more than ten years to your life.

16/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

Obesity screening in schools - beneficial or harmful?

Last week at the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs a call was made for weight screening to take place annually in schools. The reason for this is because research shows parents of overweight children underestimate their children’s weight.

10/05/2018   by Tracey Thompson  

Sugar sweetened drinks tax comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland

Today, 01 May 2018, the sugar sweetened drinks tax came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. The tax is one of a number of measures being implemented under ‘‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025’’ to reduce levels of obesity.

01/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

Survey finds poor awareness of risk factors for cancer

A new study published in the European Journal of Cancer has found that many people have poor awareness of the risk factors for cancer.

01/05/2018   by Tracey Thompson  

Does increasing healthy food choices in a hospital shop impact profit and consumer acceptability?

A study published in the Journal of Public Health has found that increasing healthy food choices in a hospital shop did not negatively affect sales or customer satisfaction.

25/04/2018   by Anne Parle  


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