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The ongoing nightmare of living with Lyme disease

May is Lyme Disease awareness month so I thought I’d write a little bit about it, my own experience of it and how to prevent it.

Some tips for avoiding January sniffles

Cara Cunningham, MINDI, Community Dietitian

Majority of infections are spread by hands

Recent research shows that 80 per cent of all infections are spread by hands.

Eliminate colds and flu with Care Cure Acupuncture

Winter is here – bringing with it stuffy colds, coughs, chest infections, sore throats, and energy draining flus. The good news is that by treating yourself to acupuncture treatments and healthy doses of Chinese herbal medicines you can prevent or eliminate these annoying symptoms and maintain a fit, active, lifestyle.

Galwegian first openly gay man to give blood after Minister lifts lifetime ban on donations

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Galway man Tomás Heneghan this week became the first openly gay man to donate blood in the Republic of Ireland after Minister for Health, Simon Harris lifted the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM).

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.

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.

Strawberries – the fruit of love!

The ideal fruit for Valentine’s Day is definitely the strawberry. Not only is a strawberry the colour of love, in the shape of a heart - it is also good for your heart. Researchers in the US discovered that people who ate strawberries (and other fruits coloured red, purple, or blue) had a lower risk of heart disease. So what has the humble strawberry got that can have this positive effect?

 

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