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Ireland has one of the highest death rates from asthma in Western Europe

It has been revealed that Ireland had the worst mortality rates when it comes to asthma in Western Europe. The Asthma Society of Ireland has warned that the country is “getting asthma management wrong” and that it is causing a serious economic burden. A new report from the organisation has shown that there were 421,000 specialist and 133,000… Read More »

Genetic variants may put some athletes at higher risk of sudden death

Sickle cell anaemia makes red blood cells an elongated sickle shape rather than roundedEye of Science/Science Photo Library By Clare Wilson A cluster of unexplained deaths of US athletes while exercising could be down to several genes that affect the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. The findings could be turned into a… Read More »

John Singleton’s death outlines importance of knowing warning signs of stroke

John Singleton attends FX and Vanity Fair Emmy Celebration at Craft on September 16, 2017 in Century City, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) The death of famed director John Singleton on Monday at age 51 has shocked and saddened both celebrities and fans alike and as Singleton was known for bringing awareness to the… Read More »