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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Irish Heart Foundation

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# Irish Heart Foundation
'This can happen to anyone and everyone': Mark Cagney recalls suffering a stroke this year
Research found just one in five people in Ireland know the most vital action to take in the event of a stroke.
# Stars and their fries
Majority of Irish people want celebrities banned from promoting junk food
The finding was part of a study carried out on behalf of the Irish Heart Foundation.
# Coronavirus
Irish Heart Foundation urges government to follow UK's lead and tackle obesity
The UK government today asked overweight people to lose five pounds to save the NHS money.
# Junk Food
Social media ads for pizza and donuts targeted as Irish Heart Foundation takes aim at 'junk food marketing'
Complaints made by the Irish Heart Foundation regarding numerous adverts have been published by the ASAI.
# Obesity
Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.
# Skerries
Irish Heart Foundation 'dismayed' after appeal against fast food restaurant near school rejected
Two HSE public health doctors had also objected to the proposal.
# Tax Hikes
Raise price of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025, government told
The Irish Heart Foundation is arguing for the move in its pre-Budget submission.
# hooked on hookah
Irish Heart Foundation 'strongly' advises against use of hookah pipes due to carbon monoxide levels
The IHF says many users mistakenly believe that it is not addictive.
# feel the pulse
'I thought I was too young for this': New health campaign aims to prevent 'silent killer' of over 50s
The Irish Heart Foundation say it’s crucial for those over 50 to regularly check their pulse.
# stroke survivors day
'Relationships are difficult after a stroke. As soon as you mention it, you never hear from them again.'
An Irish Heart Foundation event later this month will help stroke survivors with issues including relationships and intimacy.
# goodies
'No one's saying you can't have your Easter Egg - most people will just overdo it'
How much sugar is too much sugar this weekend?
# staying active
Less than one-third of adults get enough exercise, but some workplaces want to change that
It’s recommended that adults get 30 minutes of moderate activity five times a week.
# drink feck arse
Eoin McLove is hosting a Father Ted quiz in Dublin to mark Dermot Morgan's 20th anniversary
It’s all in aid of the Irish Heart foundation.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?
FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.
# Heart Failure
'I remember seeing myself on the telly and thinking I looked terrible'
Michael Lyster wants people to know the symptoms of heart failure, which affects about 90,000 people in Ireland.
# high blood pressure
The 'silent killer' that affects one million people in Ireland
“It’s a ticking bomb, people are walking around with diabetes and [high] blood pressure and they’re not aware that they have it.”
If someone you know goes into cardiac arrest, you're their best chance of survival
Every day, 13 people in Ireland die from sudden cardiac arrest.
# Children
Irish children are being deliberately targeted on Facebook by "junk food companies"
The Irish Heart Foundation will launch its Who’s Feeding The Kids Online study into the marketing habits of top global brands later on this morning.
# sudden deaths
'He was fit as a fiddle' - At 27, Richie Doyle dropped dead on a football pitch
The families of young people who have died of SADS want to raise awareness so lives can be spared.
# food for thought
'Ireland in the throes of an obesity epidemic' as schools provide junk food to teenagers
One in five teenagers is obese or overweight.
# Heart Health
Strokes kill twice as many women in Ireland as breast cancer
Figures show 42% more women in Ireland than men die from stroke, though men have a greater chance of having a stroke.
# on the dry
Leo Varadkar is off the booze for January
The Minister is taking part in the Irish Heart Foundation’s abstinence campaign.
# partnership
Dublin GAA reveal special new jersey in support of Irish Heart Foundation
The Dubs are backing the On The Dry™ campaign for January.
# Heart Disease
Fr Jack tells the Irish public to... not drink (too much)
It’s part of a campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation asking people to cut back on their alcohol intake.
# Research
Teenage girls sit or lie down for 19 hours a day - but what effect is it having on their heart?
Researchers at the University of Limerick have been granted funding to continue research into heart health.
# stayin alive
This Spotify playlist could help to save a life, says the Irish Heart Foundation
And yes, Stayin’ Alive really is on it.
# danger
"Shocking" lack of awareness of heart failure symptoms among Irish public
87 per cent of people surveyed mistook these symptoms for ‘normal signs of ageing”.
# Lifesaver
PE teacher uses CPR to save the life of a Monaghan student who collapsed in class
The teacher, Enda Tourish, has been congratulated by An Taoiseach amongst others for his actions is saving Ryan Callan.
# Recovery
Half of stroke patients suffer depression or anxiety and most don't get help
The Irish Heart Foundation is urging speedy action from health authorities to ensure services focus on psychological as well as physical recovery.
# Tobacco
Plain cigarette packaging should be introduced 'as soon as possible'
A coalition of health groups are meeting this morning to urge that upcoming legislation be enacted.
# Sugar Tax
Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks
The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
# world stroke day
Stroke deaths last year below 2,000 for first time in years
Figures also confirmed that almost twice as many women as men died from stroke.
31 per cent of teens eat "a lot" of junk food
A new survey has shone a light on teenagers attitudes to health and nutrition.
# Health
Taking aspirin to prevent recurrent heart attacks 'ineffective for 1 in 5'
A study by the Irish Heart Foundation shows that for 1 in 5 people taking the drug as a preventative measure, it might be ineffective.
# Smoking
Tobacco industry 'needs to recruit 50 new smokers a day' to replace deceased and quitters
Research due to be launched by Minister James Reilly today found that teens are drawn to cigarettes in attractive packages because of the image they create.
# Up In Smoke
Charities call for 60 cent Budget hike in cigarette prices
The pre-Budget call from the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation is aimed at tackling the “enormous economic cost of smoking-related illness”.
# fat facts
Two thirds of Irish adults are eating more fat than their body needs
New stats on eating habits are being highlighted as part of a drive to reduce the number of heart disease and stroke victims. 10,000 people die annually as a result of the illnesses.
# Happy Hearts Appeal
A man, woman or child dies from heart disease and stroke every hour in Ireland
Today marks the first day of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Happy Hearts Appeal, which it hopes will raise €500,000 over the next three days.
# Happy Hearts Appeal
More than 100k people diagnosed with stroke or coronary heart disease in 2012
Irish Heart Foundation is hoping to raise €500,000 in May of this year with their Happy Hearts Appeal.
# Sudden Cardiac Death
Warning given ahead of destruction of heel prick tests results
The Irish Heart Foundation has reminded families that the tests will be destroyed in five days times.