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Men need to be more proactive with their health, says county footballer Damien Burke

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It is Tuesday afternoon and the sun is shining brightly at Pearse Stadium.

On Daffodil Day - simple steps to prevent cancer

Daffodil Day, this Friday March 23, aims to raise awareness of cancer, and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) estimated that approximately one third of all cancers are preventable by making positive changes to our lifestyles.

Two in three Irish adults are overweight

New research announced by safefood today revealed that despite two out of three adults on the island of Ireland being overweight, only 40 per cent of adults now classify themselves as such. This indicates that thousands of Irish men and women are still failing to recognise that they themselves are overweight, and are putting their health at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. The research was conducted as part of safefood’s ongoing Stop the Spread campaign to tackle overweight and obesity.

US chemotherapy giant to make Galway its European HQ

ONE of the top pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the US is to set up its European headquarters in Galway, it was announced last evening in New York.

Don Stiffe to headline breast cancer research fundraiser

All Ireland Talent Show finalist Don Stiffe will headline a fundraising night at The House Hotel tomorrow (Friday) in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI).

Claregalway Hotel goes pink for Mother’s Day

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A Co Galway hotel will donate 10 per cent of the proceeds of all its Mother’s Day lunches on Sunday April 3 to a local breast cancer charity.

Pharmacy backs ‘kick smoking’ campaign

A local pharmacy is spearheading a drive to help smokers kick the habit.

Mystic Force dance group to appear at NBCRI ball

The Irish dance group Mystic Force, semi-finalists in the Sky One show Got to Dance, will make a special appearance at the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) St Valentine’s Ball on Saturday night at The Ardilaun Hotel.

Westport student awarded NUIG postgrad travelling scholarship

NUI Galway research scholar Lisa Mullee from Westport has recently been awarded the National University of Ireland Graduate Travelling Studentship.

Plus size school uniforms reflect loss of healthy cooking skills

News that Marks & Spencer is introducing a new line of plus size uniforms for national school children has generated considerable concern among health experts. The outside clothing range includes some 23 inch waisted trousers that should fit children aged eight but are now being tailored for children as young as pre-school.

 

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