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COLD AND FLU SEASON IS UPON US - HOW TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY AND GET READY TO FACE THE WINTER

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With the change in season it is a good time to be thinking about boosting your immunity. Vulnerable people such as children and the elderly, people with low immunity and other susceptible people including asthmatics or people with chronic sinusitis and chronic obstructive airway diseases (COAD) need to pay particular attention to their immunity.

Christmas tree and other holiday allergies

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Sales of antihistamines and boxes of tissues go up in winter but especially during the holidays. Here are some of the causes of the spike in allergies: Food – during winter holidays people eat out, with lots of seasonal and unusual foods, and parties where you may not know the ingredients of the foods you are consuming, ending with some unpleasant allergic reaction. Alcohol may affect judgment, and you may forget to check the ingredients to which you are allergic.

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.

FSAI launches allergen tool for food businesses

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A new, online and mobile compatible tool has been developed by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland to assist Ireland’s 22,000 food service businesses identify and manage allergens in the food they serve. 

Don’t get tricked by asthma this Halloween 

With Halloween just around the corner the Asthma Society of Ireland is urging people of all ages, with asthma and allergies, to take special care and be mindful of the triggers that can worsen their symptoms.

Beach party shows teenagers can have fun without booze

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More than 1,800 teenagers partied, alcohol free, at this year's Band on the Strand in Lacken.

Six ways to beat seasonal sniffles

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1. Know your enemy.

Beach party shows teenagers can have fun without booze

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More than 1,800 teenagers partied, alcohol and drug free, at this year's Band on the Strand in Lacken.

Mayo man elected as chairperson of Foróige

Michael Lynskey from Tooreen has been elected as the national chairman of the youth organisation Foróige.

Keeping winter ailments away with acupuncture

As the Christmas holidays approach and as we look forward to gatherings with friends and family, we may neglect our health due to packed social calendars.

 

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