Chris Macey

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Stroke site: a new report recommends that  stroke survivors  receive at least 45 minutes a day of each  therapy they need, five days a week, but says that only 15 per cent of units are reaching this target

The treatment of stroke patients in Ireland is, to use a sporting cliche, a game of two halves. Improved emergency care for people who have suffered (...)

 Jillian Boyle who suffered her first stroke at 32: “After that initial burst, the help you get is watered down. They want to discharge you as soon as possible. The minute you go out of the system, you’re down at the back of the queue.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

Three out of four of the country’s rehabilitation hospitals admit they are unable to provide stroke patients with the recommended level of therapy the(...)

The director of the Irish Beverage Council, Kevin McPartlan, said the Minister for Finance is labouring ‘under the delusion that additional taxes on soft drinks will have any positive impact on obesity’. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has announced he intends to proceed with his plan to introduce a tax on sugary drinks, but not until April 2018. (...)

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(...)

People say they would support a tax on sugar drinks if the proceeds were spent on initiatives promoting healthier diets among children. Photograph: Getty Images

A majority of people support the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks to help reduce childhood obesity, according to a poll for the Irish H(...)

At the Stroke Survivors conference at Croke Park yesterday were Martin Quinn, Tipperary, Sinéad Hamill, Dublin, and David Bowe, Portlaoise. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall

More than a third of stroke survivors (36 per cent) are left with no option but to pay privately for essential rehabilitation services, accordin(...)

One in four people with high blood pressure do not take their medicines properly, putting them at increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research has suggested. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA

Only a tenth of stroke victims with severe psychological problems get access to mental health services, according to a new report. The National(...)

Two new polls, released today to coincide with Minister for Health Dr James Reilly’s introduction of the plain packaging Bill at the Oireachtas Health(...)

The charities say cigarette companies should contribute more to the economic cost of smoking. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has been asked to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes by 60 cent in the next Budget and introduce a new regulation system to redu(...)

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