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Galway signs Declaration on Age Friendly Cities

The outgoing mayors of Galway city and county have signed the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities in Europe 2013.

Combat depression with Care Cure acupuncture

Depression can be a particularly sensitive condition. If you have never experienced mental illness, it can be all too easy to dismiss this crippling condition as someone’s bad day. Depressed individuals typically suffer from insomnia, crying spells, anxiety, worry, poor memory, lack of interest, and stomach disturbances.

Call for lifesaving legislation following tragic death of Westport dentist

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Two Castlebar town councillors have called for the introduction of legislation following the death of a Westport dentist at University Hospital Galway on October 28.

Acupuncture needling out your ailments

Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment therapy that can combat different diseases and is a well regarded alleviator of pain. According to the Chinese medicine theory, there are energy pathways called meridians that flow through your body. The moment there is a blockage of their path it results in health related issues. When needles are inserted in the areas that need to be treated, which influence the energy flow through the meridians, they can restore your body’s natural rhythm to relieve the pain.

HSE call for patient safety champions

Could you be a voice for patients in our health care service? In response to the recommendation of the Irish Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance, the HSE is assisting in recruiting an independent network of Patient Safety Champions.

Local researchers involved in European infections project

Researchers at NUI Galway are involved in a new European project which hopes to deliver a cost effective tool for the speedy diagnosis of infections such as pneumonia. The test would reduce diagnosis time from days to hours, so that the appropriate treatments can be administered as early as possible for the best possible outcome.

NUI Galway scientists develop test to control TB

A team at NUI Galway’s Molecular Diagnostics Research Group have developed a new diagnostic DNA test which will help in global efforts to control tuberculosis.

UHG officially recognised as baby friendly

The west’s biggest hospital is one of eight hospitals in Ireland which has been recognised as Baby Friendly.

College survey finds one in five children going to school hungry

A new survey, carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway, has found that the number of children going to school or bed hungry has increased to 21 per cent of the more than 16,000 children surveyed, compared to 17 per cent in 2006.

Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme

“At least five per cent of the population (of Europe) suffers from serious diagnosable mental illness; between 15 and 20 per cent of European adults are affected by more general mental health problems,” according to the World Health Organisation. Yet there can still be a significant taboo attached to mental health difficulties. However the simple presence of books relating to mental health issues in a public library, available and accessible to all, can help reduce this stigma, and raise awareness of such issues in the public mind. This is the aim of the Mayo Healthy Reading Scheme, a joint initiative between Mayo County Library and the HSE West.


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