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New campaign highlights that antibiotics are ineffective for colds and flus

The HSE have launched their annual antibiotic awareness campaign, and the ads are now running on national and local radio stations highlighting the fact that it is pointless taking antibiotics for cold and flus.

Salt therapy can assist in combating chest infections

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Help combat a chest infection or other respiratory infections with a visit to Western Salt Therapy, Mayo’s first salt therapy spa, located at Diamond’s Car Park, Ballina.

Facing up to flu

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Every winter it is one of the main topics of conversation. “I had the flu all week.” I’ve a touch of it myself, I’m all blocked up” or “My son is off school with a high temperature”.

Warding off winter chills

Christmas is around the corner. You are busy shopping and preparing for the festive season. It is chilly and damp outside and you cannot keep warm. Before long, you are sniffling and coughing and are battling with a cold.

A spoonful of Manuka honey is the best medicine

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Most of us have heard of the new miracle remedy called Manuka honey. Manuka honey is made by bees that collect nectar from the manuka bush which grows wild in New Zealand. Manuka honey has traditionally been used for its health benefits and is renowned for warding off infections, and promoting natural healing and general wellbeing. The honey has been researched for decades, but only recently has a team of researchers from Germany identified its active ingredient, called methylglyoxal.

Are you ready for the cold and flu season?

Acupuncture can be used to prevent the onset of colds and flus and, when caught early, stop them from turning into full-blown conditions. Studies have shown that certain acupuncture points are effective in boosting the immune system, and when combined with Chinese herbs this can be an extremely effective treatment for common winter illnesses.

HSE warns against risk of Lyme disease

The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre is urging people who take part in outdoor pursuits to protect themselves against Lyme disease, which is spread by tick bites. Lyme disease can, in a minority of cases, cause severe debilitating heart and nervous system disease.

HSE warns against risk of Lyme disease

The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre yesterday warned the public regarding the dangers of Lyme disease. Spread by tick bites, in a minority of cases it can cause severe debilitating heart and nervous system disease.

Cold comfort

Colds are one of the most common ailments of the winter months. Almost 90 per cent of adults get a cold at least once or twice a year, according to the latest research.

Winter vomiting curbs visiting at pre-discharge unit Kilcreene

A ban on visitors is in place at the Pre Discharge Unit (PDU) in Kilcreene Hospital, Kilkenny, in a bid to curb suspected cases of the Winter Vomiting Bug.

 

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