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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.

NUI Galway scientists make advances in battle against black fever

Scientists from NUI Galway and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK have shown how the parasite responsible for the neglected tropical disease black fever (visceral leishmaniasis) can become resistant to drug treatment, in a paper published today in the life sciences and biomedicine journal eLife.

Keeping your immune system healthy

Coughing, sneezing, and moaning... does that sound like anyone around you these days? Not forgetting sore throats, chest infections, bunged up heads, and stuffy noses. OK, so just about everyone and their cat is sick at the moment. Besides increasing our vitamin C, is there anything else we can do about it? Thankfully, yes! With good nutrition and by choosing the right foods at the right time, we can speed up the recovery from infection and better yet, prevent recurrence next year.

Are you looking for employment as a carer but need a FETAC course? 

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 FETAC/QQI accredited courses to work in the care sector.

 

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