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Reduce inappropriate antibiotic use or risk squandering important medical advance, warns consultant

A local expert has warned that unless the public takes steps to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use we risk squandering one of the most important medical advances of the past 100 years.

Ballinasloe woman settles action over breast cancer diagnosis

A Co. Galway woman has settled her High Court action against the Health Service Executive (HSE) over an alleged litany of failures over many years at University College Hospital Galway, to diagnose and treat her breast cancer despite her having had a series of mammograms at the hospital.

Acupuncture as a treatment for pain relief

Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that works miracles for different diseases, especially for relief of acute pain. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, there are energy pathways called meridians that flow through your body. A blockage of these pathways results in health related issues. When needles are inserted in the areas which influence the energy flow through the meridians this relieves the pain.

HSE failing to provide transport to Tullamore Hospital - McFadden

Local Fine Gael Senator Nicky McFadden has branded the HSE’s failure to provide transport for patients from Longford, Mullingar, and Athlone to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore as a shameful act of neglect. Senator McFadden went on to say that this move is forcing patients to travel to Dublin, to other hospitals, to obtain their treatment.

Life cycle in aid of local cancer charity

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A 58-year-old west of Ireland man who has lung cancer is undertaking a 600 mile sponsored cycle in aid of a local cancer charity.

Mayo cancer sufferer’s 600 mile cycle

A well-known Mayo cyclist who is suffering with cancer is to begin a 600-mile cycle for charity this weekend. Martin Connery from Ballyhaunis was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2007 and, after suffering a serious allergic reaction following six months of chemotherapy treatment, decided to try and remain healthy through an active lifestyle and positive attitude.

Keep yourself in full health

Castlebar based Dr Ann Shortt has worked as a doctor in emergency medicine and general practice for 10 years but a rotation in London opened her eyes to the benefits of health screening and early detection in order to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and cancer deaths from happening in the first instance. She works both as a GP in Brooklands Medical Centre, Castlebar and in Emergency Medicine in Galway.

Handmade headwear

Your hair is often known as your ‘crowning glory’, so when women lose their hair through chemotherapy or alopecia it can be very traumatic.

Spa Sula offers pampering treatments for those with cancer

The four star Spa Sula, of the Westport Plaza and Castlecourt Hotel Resort, has just unveiled its new selection of very special, personalised, cancer care treatments, which are now available from the spa.

Galway Clinic awarded €8.2 million under National Treatment Fund

The Galway Clinic was awarded €8.2 million this year under the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF).


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