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NUI Galway’s School of Natural Sciences will hold a special event for secondlevel students in senior cycle biology on Saturday April 25 to celebrate International DNA Day.
Health Minister James Reilly last week performed the official launch of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s new on-line calorie calculator to help businesses in the food undustry to calculate the calorie contents of their menus.
A question often asked by dental patients is: ‘Is it really necessary to have my teeth cleaned?’
Galway heart and stroke charity Croí has recently commenced piloting a user-friendly menu labelling system to help customers choose healthy menu options in restaurants.
It might be the last thing you want to think about when you sit down to eat in a restaurant, but smart menu choices can make a big different to your heart health.
Research is ongoing, but red, swollen, and bleeding gums may point to health problems such as heart disease and diabetes. Healthy gums are a physical barrier designed to stop bacteria entering the body. When gums are unhealthy, bacteria from the mouth may enter the bloodstream, setting off an inflammatory reaction elsewhere. Left untreated, gum disease can increase the risk of a host of diseases linked to inflammation. Certain diseases and medications may also cause problems in the mouth, which is why an annual check-up with your dentist is recommended.
Dietitian Heather Miller, who holds clinics in Balla, Castlebar, and Ballindine, this week talks about the most important meal of the day—breakfast.
A Mayo born man, Professor Brendan Loftus, has led a UCD team from the Conway Institute to complete the sequencing of the genetic code of an Irish person.