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Stigma prevents young people from seeking testing for sexually transmitted infections

The stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections (STI) is the main barrier preventing young people from seeking tests for the conditions, according to new research.

Success is proving sweet for NUI Galway researchers

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Diagnosing cancer, maintaining a healthy gut, and improving baby formula are just some of the challenges which glycoscience researchers at NUI Galway are undertaking.

Pain: Symptom or disease?

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When I interviewed Dr. David Finn of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at NUI, Galway, I alluded at first to a statement I found in one of his recently published papers: “The study of stress-induced analgesia has enhanced our understanding of the fundamental physiology of pain and stress and can be a useful approach for uncovering new therapeutic targets for the treatment of pain and stress-related disorders.”

Taoiseach condemns ‘drink culture’ Ireland

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, who launched Mayo’s first Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week, said that a “drink culture” Ireland was not the type of country anybody wanted.

An Taoiseach to launch week focused on drug and alcohol abuse

The Western Region Drugs Task Force (WRDTF) has called for a total ban on the advertising of alcohol and the reduction, density and hours of operation for outlets selling alcohol.

Alcohol and drug awareness week in Mayo

A series of activities and information events examining our attitudes and behaviours in relation to alcohol and drug use will be launched on Monday, November 7 and will run until November 11.

Mayo has highest number of alcohol-related deaths in the country

A report published by the Health Research Board this week into alcohol-related deaths and deaths among people who were alcohol dependent in Ireland during 2004 and 2008 has found that Mayo tops the polls in both categories.

NUIG among the winners at Royal Academy Annual Doctor Awards

NUI Galway was among the award winners at the recent Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Annual Doctor Awards in Dublin. Andrew Murphy, Professor of General Practice at NUI Galway, and his SPHERE team were awarded both the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Award for Best General Practice Paper, and the overall Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Award for Best Research Paper published by an Irish doctor in 2011.

The over 50 population is suffering in silence

As we grow older there are numerous changes in our lives that may cause us to feel anxious or negatively impact our mood. Physical health is often a concern and the fear of losing independence due to the need for care leads to increased worry and anxiety as well as feelings of isolation.

NUI Galway research students awarded health-related scholarships

Fifteen NUI Galway School of Medicine research students were recently awarded Summer Student Scholarships by the Health Research Board (HRB). The aim of the HRB Summer Student Scholarships is to encourage an interest in health research and to give students an opportunity to become familiar with the research process, research techniques and methodologies through conducting a summer project. The students will be supervised by academic and clinical staff at NUI Galway and Galway University Hospital and at the School Affiliated teaching Academies.


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