Personal Health

Researchers find answers as to why some people are at risk of gout

University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease. Gout is caused by persistently elevated levels of urate in the blood, which causes severe joint pain and swelling, especially in peoples’ toes, knees, elbows, wrists […]

Health News

Sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’

Sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’ after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year The Tinder effect? Sexual health services are at ‘breaking point’ after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year, councils warn Sexual health services in England are ‘stretched to the limit’ 3.3million people visited clinics last year, council leaders are warning […]

Health Problems

Few people at risk for heart disease understand food labels

Many consumers have difficulty using and understanding food labels, especially men and people at risk for heart disease, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2018 today. Diet is considered a modifiable risk factor for heart disease prevention. In Ireland, as in many other nations, food labels provide nutritional information to help consumers make informed […]

Pet Care

ASPCA Helps People and Pets at National Night Out

Left to Right: The ASPCA’s Susana Villa and Miguel Torres with Cindy Birchall and her dog, Blanche, at the East L.A. National Night Out event. For the third straight year, ASPCA representatives joined police officers to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7. ASPCA staff and volunteers participated in a total of 16 events […]