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HealthSET offers QQI Level 5 healthcare courses in Galway

The healthcare sector in Ireland has witnessed significant changes in the past 10 years. Increased regulation now means carers and healthcare workers are required to obtain QQI accredited courses to work in the care sector. HealthSET is a QQI accredited healthcare training company which specialises in QQI Level 5 healthcare courses for care workers.

Protect yourself this January with Echinaforce

As the holiday season winds down, we can sometimes feel a little worn down and be more susceptible to colds and flu.

Guide to overcoming prostate problems

The prostate is a small gland, about the size of a walnut, and is situated just below the male bladder. It produces fluid which binds with semen aiding in the motility of sperm. Although many problems related to the prostate gland produce symptoms of a urinary nature, it is nonetheless considered to be an organ of reproduction. There is a high incidence of enlarged prostate in men over the age of 50. The majority of prostate problems are due to a condition called benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, caused by an elevation of the powerful androgen dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and oestrogen in prostate tissue.

World Sepsis Day marked at Mayo University Hospital

World Sepsis Day took place this week, on Tuesday, September 13th and initiatives were carried out in all hospitals across the Saolta University Health Care Group to promote sepsis awareness amongst hospital staff, patients, relatives and members of the public. This day was marked this year in Mayo University Hospital (MUH) and the improvements made in sepsis identification and treatment throughout the hospital were highlighted for patients and staff.

Fancy a cuppa?

Herbal teas are so much more than just a soothing, comforting, pick-me-up. They can also provide the body with a number of natural benefits which may help to improve your mood, sense of wellbeing, and energy levels. Herbal teas have also been used for thousands of years to aid digestion, bloating, relaxation, weight loss, and much more.

New research into improving hand hygiene in intensive care units

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Although hand hygiene is known to be the key to preventing hospital acquired infections such as MRSA, compliance with good hygiene practices remains low. With healthcare-associated infections affecting, on average, five per cent of hospitalised patients in Ireland, NUI Galway is to lead a Health Research Board funded project to improve hand hygiene practice.

Beta glucans and the immune system

Beta glucans are naturally occurring in the cell walls of cereals, yeast, bacteria, and mushrooms which have historically been associated with immunity.

Funding secured for NUI Galway STI clinic

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NUI Galway has secured funding to open a sexually transmitted infections clinic on its campus.

Visitor restrictions due to vomiting bug at UHG

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Visitors restrictions are in place again this week at two wards at University Hospital Galway due to a number of suspected cases of the vomiting bug (Norovirus).

Meningitis charity urges people to learn about the symptoms of the disease

The head of a national meningitis charity says it is important that people realise that anyone of any age can get the condition.

 

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