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# health risk

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Wales flanker James Davies retires due to concussion
The Scarlets back-row won 11 caps for his country and featured at the 2019 World Cup.
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Long working hours can cause an irregular heart rhythm
People who work more than 55 hours a week are at risk of atrial fibrillation.
A nasty divorce or separation harms a child's health for decades
A study shows that adults whose parents separated during childhood are at an increased risk for poorer health.
These chocolate Santas are being recalled because they may have plastic in them
It applies to the 200g size of the chocolate Santa.
Exercising hard when you're stressed makes you three times more likely to have a heart attack
Researchers say it’s okay to exercise to relieve stress, just don’t go overboard.
Hundreds of Irish women could have contaminated breast implants
This comes as a Brazilian manufacturer has had its certificate of conformity withdrawn.
Irish watchdog likely to recommend that energy drinks are not consumed by children
Safefood will make a number of recommendations to the Department of Health on these products by the end of this year.
Have a private well? A third are contaminated with E. coli from human waste
Ireland has the highest incidence of VTEC in Europe – a particularly nasty strain of E. coli.
Slimfast bars pulled from shelves over possible health risk
Peanuts, wheat, oats and gluten are in the bars – but the wrapper doesn’t make it clear.
Column: This is home – a mouldy kitchen, faulty electrics, damp and children with respiratory illnesses
One desperate renter details what it’s like to live in a substandard apartment.
Beaumont Hospital opens helpline after CJD fears
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, commonly known as CJD, is a very rare form of dementia that is not curable.
Painkillers can increase your risk of heart attacks, strokes and death
Research has also found that the size of these risks can be predicted.
Irish people are drinking 700 times more than we should
A substance use expert says a ban on drinks advertising is needed in order to foster a healthier relationship with alcohol.
Poll finds 85 per cent support abortion 'in certain circumstances'
The Ipsos MRBI poll in the Irish Times also finds that only 37 per cent of people believe abortion should be permitted where a woman deems it to be in her best interests.
Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants
The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.
Oxygen levels dropped dangerously at children's hospital
Medical Independent uncovers ‘near miss’ at Temple Street hospital when stocks ran low during the freezing conditions of last December.