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E.g., 24 Nov 2017

Fuzzy thinking on fizzy drinks?

Sir, – Prof Mike Gibney decries fuzzy thinking on the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened drinks (“Tax on fizzy drinks will not deflate obesity problem”, Opinion & Analysis, May 24th). While acknowledging that national and international expert opinion is supportive of the sugar drink tax, he suggests that only nutritional scientists have the requisite expertise to adjudicate on this issue. He argues that sugar-sweetened drinks do not contribute significantly to calorie intakes in adults, that...

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Sugar tax will help us battle obesity epidemic

There is a compelling case for Ireland to follow the UK and introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, says Professor Ivan Perry, of UCC’s Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

SUGAR, rum, and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life, which are become objects of almost universal consumption, and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation.”
So wrote Adam Smith in his 1776 Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations....

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Where you live could save your life, says new study

The figures suggest up to 1,000 lives a year could be saved if every county had the same outcomes as Dublin.

The Study of the Impact of Reconfiguration on Emergency and Urgent Care Networks uses data on 16 serious conditions that require emergency treatment, such as heart attack and stroke.

It’s based on CSO data on deaths from emergency conditions from 2010-12 with data on the number of emergency cases as detailed by the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry database.

It estimates...

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Diabetes and Heart-Disease Screening Study in Mitchelstown

Academics and researchers from University College Cork’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health have announced details of the Mitchelstown follow up study. The study seeks to understand the causes and underlying trends of heart disease and diabetes in middle aged men and women.

The study, which is funded by a research grant from the Irish Health Research Board, will rescreen 2000 men and women aged between 55 and 75 who attended the last screening in 2010/2011. The research team...

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Cork study seeks “deeper understanding” of Heart Disease

Researchers from UCC’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health have announced details of a new study which seeks to understand the underlying trends of heart disease and diabetes in middle aged people.

The study, which is funded by a research grant from the Irish Health Research Board, will rescreen 2000 men and women aged between 55 and 75 who attended a previous screening in Mitchelstown in 2010/2011.

The research team will examine a range of factors such as changes in di...

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25% of heart attacks and strokes are preventable

One in four deaths from coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke could be prevented each year, according to new evidence from the Health Research Board Centre for Diet and Health. Such an outcome requires everyone in Ireland to cut their salt, trans fat and saturated fat intake and eat three more portions of fruit and veg per day.

UCC's Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Ivan Perry, who is Head of the HRB Centre for Diet and Health says that 'there are significant opportunities...

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Healthcare Innovation Award

Healthcare Innovation Award

Healthcare Innovation Award

9th May 2011

Livinghealth Clinic were worthy recipients recently of the “Biomnis Healthcare Innovation Award” in the category for Primary Care Centres initiatives.  Livinghealth Clinic was chosen from seven finalists.  The Biomnis Healthcare Innovation Awards endeavours to recognise and merit innovation in the provision of Healthcare. This is the fourth year of these awards which have been established to broaden awareness o...

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