Overuse of sedatives and anti-depressants – A common societal problem?

Another overly sensational story?

Is this merely another overly sensational story? Well, not according to the recently published 2010/2011 National Advisory Committee in Drugs (NACD) survey . In addition to revealing that the use of sedatives and anti-depressants has increased by 40 per cent in the last five years, the survey shows that the “main offenders” come from both extremes of the social divide. Those classified under the survey as A, i.e. professional, senior management and top civil servants, provided 18 per cent of the sample, while those classified under the survey as E, i.e. all those dependent on the State long-term, provided a further 19 per cent of the total sample. Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 1st November 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

Smartphone apps used to promote smoking (Irish Medical Times)

Resources, not new laws, needed in mental health (The Irish Times) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 11th June 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

Hair transplant goes live on net and patient to tweet during surgery (Irish Independent)

Lack of sleep may cause obesity (Irish Independent) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 06th June 2012

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

‘Pear shaped’ overweight people at lowest risk of Diabetes Type 2 (Irish Independent)

Legally Blind Student can now Drive, thanks to decompression therapy (Irish Independent) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 28th May 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

Research will aid CF treatment (IrishHealth.com)

World’s first wire-free sleep monitor hits the market (Irish Times) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 24th May 2012

Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am

Calcium pills ‘double heart attack risk’ (Irish Independent)

People fear illness more than redundancy (IrishHealth.com) Continue Reading →

Top 9 after 9am: 21st May 2012

Top 9 Health News Stories after 9am

Facebook diagnosed life-threatening illness in boy, doctors misdiagnosed (Daily Mail Health)

Snoring ‘can raise cancer risk five-fold’ new research says (Irish Independent) Continue Reading →