Unregulated pregnancy scanners ‘putting women at risk’

Unregulated pregnancy scanners 'putting women at risk'

A former master of the Coombe Hospital has warned that woman who have gynaecological ultrasound screening are being put at risk in some centres. Prof Sean Daly said the risk arises because of a failure to regulate medical scanning services in Ireland. “The provision of medical scanning services in Ireland is unregulated, creating a situation […]

One glass of wine a day can damage the brain

One glass of wine a day can damage the brain

A glass of wine a day is enough to damage the brain and could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study by Oxford University suggests. The research found that even those who drink in line with recommended weekly limits are three times more likely to suffer atrophy to the brain, with a steeper rate […]

How over-60s are paying up to €1,000 more for health cover

Older people are consistently overpaying for health cover by as much as €1,000, a new report warns. There are 2.1 million people with private insurance in Ireland, and according to the analysis by Totalhealthcover.ie, at least two out of every five of these policyholders are on dated and hugely overpriced plans. The vast majority of […]