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# Quality of Life

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Ireland has second-highest quality of life in the world, according to the UN
The ranking appears in the UN’s annual Human Development Index.
Urinary problems and erectile dysfunction - men with prostate cancer share their experiences
A new study will engage with 1,300 men to receive information on their quality of life before and throughout their treatments.
Young people in Ireland are more likely to have quality of life problems
It found that one quarter of adults reported at least three serious issues.
Advanced breast cancer sufferers are 'left in the shadows', new report says
Research into the condition has lagged behind in the last decade.
The quality of life all over the world in one neat map
We didn’t make it into the top ten but we managed to keep out of the bottom ten list.
Teens with cerebral palsy rate their quality of life as comparable with their able-bodied peers
Pain was one of the main reasons that reduced the quality of life for adolescents.
People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression
Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.
French hospital introduces wine bar to improve quality of life for terminally ill
Hospital says it wants to ‘re-humanise’ patients by providing a place for them to have a drink and socialise with family and friends.
Suffer from lower back pain? Paracetamol might not be effective in relieving symptoms
A study has found the drug to be no more effective than a placebo in treating the condition.
Over 50s' income did not fall during the recession - ESRI
The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.
Hey Dubs, are you happy? You should be, you're in the 34th best city in the world
According to business consultants Mercer anyway.
How is Ireland feeling? Europe-wide survey looks at loneliness, health, and chores
We don’t have much faith in our health care system… but we feel healthy.
Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis
A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.
The 10 developed countries with the worst quality of life
Income, housing, jobs, education – these are the 10 countries that fared the worst in the OECD’s survey of quality of life.
13 things we learned from the CSO's new 'quality of life' data
The CSO has published a wide-ranging document, covering everything from household waste to penalty points.
Which county has the lowest disposable income per person?
New CSO figures also indicate that 15 per cent of all accommodation was vacant in 2011.
How the best countries in the world have changed since 1988
Ireland isn’t doing too badly, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit…
Ireland boasts one of the lowest loneliness levels in Europe
Irish people also get happier as they get older, according to a recent Quality of Life survey.
Carlingford voted best place to live in Ireland
Scores totted up from 6,000+ users on ratings website. Mind you, the same site spells second-placed town Schull as ‘Skull’.
Dublin ranked 26th best place to live in the world
For all Ireland’s economic woes, our capital still beats Paris, London, Tokyo and Boston in terms of quality of life… while Baghdad, unsurprisingly, comes last.
Ireland 'third-worst place to live in Europe', says British study
A survey of ten countries, most of them in Western Europe, puts Ireland third-from-last – largely because of the weather.