The Irish Heart Foundation said there should be some campaigns targeting middle-aged men specifically. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

One in four strokes now occur in under-65s, according to new figures from the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF). The figure is up from 19 per cent in 20(...)

Alan Hough, centre, accepting the Ignatius Cup from John Burke, left, and Tómas Burke

More than 100 anglers were glued to Nuacht on TG4 in Burke’s of Clonbur, Co Galway, to watch playback of the first day of the Burke’s fly fishing com(...)

Michael Drohan and the Waterford COPD Support Group, which he helped to set up in 2011.

I was diagnosed with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) in 2006 after being in and out of hospital for a couple of years with pneumonia an(...)

The death rate from stroke has been cut by more than a quarter, a national audit of services has found.

Major improvements in the quality of stroke treatment are at risk of being squandered due to a failure by the HSE to invest in services, a leading neu(...)

Leading charities have called for an end to the current two-tier mix of private and public health systems as part of reforms to create universal healthcare. Photograph: Thinkstock

Leading charities have called for an end to the current two-tier mix of private and public health systems as part of reforms to create universal healt(...)

A woman takes a picture of a globe at the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in France. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change wants everyone to pursue “sustainable lifestyles”. Photograph: Christophe Ena/PA

Chronic diseases and climate change are inextricably linked. For example, obesity causes chronic disease and affects climate change. Healthy body mass(...)

The Trocaire charity puts 91 cent of every €1 donated towards its charitable work. Photograph: Kim Haughton

If giving to charity was on your agenda over the festive season, you may wonder how much of your donation ended up going to your worthy cause. It’s(...)

The new research highlights that in Ireland, heart failure remains “the Cinderella of cardiovascular diseases”, receiving proportionally less consideration than the management of acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmia.

The cost of heart failure to Irish society is €660 million a year, according to a report launched today. The incidence of the chronic condition is ex(...)

Richard Barrett, left, had a stroke while driving a council truck, but his colleague, Paul Treacy, responded quickly to the situation.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every year more than one person an hour is struck down by stroke in Ireland. This is undoubtedly an alarming figure, so each year the Irish Heart Foun(...)

The Irish Heart Foundation runs a number of CPR courses. Photograph: Thinkstock
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  • Health
  • October 29, 2015, 00:00

Would you know what to do if someone nearby had a medical emergency? According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), fear about performing CPR (card(...)