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At this time of year infection prevention is a favourite word among doctors and the general public alike. Everyone is interested in how to protect and defend themselves effectively against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. As we are all living in times when certain drugs are losing their effectiveness, natural substances that work effectively and do not burden the body are coming to the fore.
The weather is very changeable at this time of year, alternating between hot and cold, and dry and wet. This puts extra pressure on your immune system which can result in colds, coughs, or chest infections.
Cold and flu season is in full swing but the HSE is advising that antibiotics will not help to tackle the seasonal sniffles.
At this time of year there is an increase in the numbers of people who have Norovirus (winter vomiting bug) in the community. To help curtail the spread of the winter vomiting bug, the West Public Health Department is appealing to the public to take precautions to protect their health and to adhere strictly to visiting restrictions and hygiene guidelines when visiting nursing homes, hospitals and health services.
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.
Researchers at NUI Galway are involved in a new European project which hopes to deliver a cost effective tool for the speedy diagnosis of infections such as pneumonia. The test would reduce diagnosis time from days to hours, so that the appropriate treatments can be administered as early as possible for the best possible outcome.
The longer evenings, better weather, and the emerging colourful displays of flowerbeds is a welcome change to some after the dark and gloomy winter, but for hayfever sufferers it means a battle with bouts of sneezing, a congested nose, and runny eyes. Desperate sufferers go to great lengths for relief, but herbal remedy provider A Vogel shows how nature can offer relief to its own problem.
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.
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”.