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HSE continues to monitor ‘contacts’ of third level students with TB

No new cases of tuberculosis have been identified in the city since last month when three third level students were diagnosed with the bacterial infection.

Bacteria – the good, the bad and the ugly

‘Good’ bacteria or microbiotics are essential for good health and vitality, no matter what your age. Poor diet, stressful situations, low quality food, travel tummy and antibiotics can all affect our levels of ‘good’ bacteria. ‘Bad’ or ‘unfavourable’ bacteria on the other hand, can cause intestinal imbalances that can lead to the risk of infection and illness.

Students diagnosed with tuberculosis in the city

Three students have been diagnosed with tuberculosis recently at two third level colleges in the city. Two are attending NUI Galway and one is a student at GMIT.

HSE urges visits to undertheweather.ie as respiratory illness almost doubles in a week

The HSE is urging people to avail of its new website undertheweather.ie for advice on how to get better and when to consult a doctor, as rates of winter illnesses rise. According to the health body the incidence of one common winter illness, respiratory syncytial virus, has almost doubled in the last week.

AIT research could lead to new pneumonia treatment

An AIT research project, which could lead to the development of a treatment for pneumonia, has been announced as part of a €13.5m package in health research funding by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar.

Living with Lyme disease

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Ben Smyth who lives in Kinvara had always been healthy and rarely visited his doctor. However, everything was to change at the end of August 2006 when the father of three adult children became ill. He initially began to complain of a “pinch-like feeling” on the instep of his right foot.

A change of diet can improve your health

Antibiotics are being over-used to treat many forms of chronic illness in Ireland, which could be simply improved by a change in diet; a situation which, significantly, is contributing to the dangerous rise in antibiotic resistant infection like MRSA and ESBL.

New mobile app will further improve appropriate antibiotic use

A new mobile app, launched at Galway University Hospitals this week, will further improve appropriate antibiotic use, according to Dr Pat Nash, the clinical director of the hospital group.

Help your children ward off winter chills

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Most adults experience an average of two to four colds a year whereas children can experience up to nine. And with more than 200 viruses known to cause a cold it is hardly surprising it makes a return year on year.

Natural remedies for colds, flu, and infection

Ultan Molloy, MPSI, HealthWest Community Pharmacy gives some advice on taking natural remedies.

 

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