Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am
Aspirin a day could dramatically cut cancer risk, says biggest study yet (The Guardian)
More than 130,000 deaths from cancer would be avoided over a 20-year period if Britain’s 50- to 64-year-olds took a daily aspirin for 10 years, because the beneficial effects continue even when the aspirin is stopped, the authors say. The research was led by Prof Jack Cuzick, head of the centre for cancer prevention at Queen Mary University of London.
Shortage of GPs poses threat to Varadkar’s health cover plan rollout (Irish Independent)
A shortage of family doctors threatens to hold up the rollout of free GP care for everyone in the country. Nearly 30 percent of GPs will retire in the next 15 years and 22 percent of the existing workforce is only part-time.