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When you go to the shop do you reach for the ‘fruit juice’ or ‘fruit drinks’ every time, because you think they are the healthiest option for your little one? Well, think and reach again, because recent studies in the UK and Ireland have found that almost half of five-year-old children have now got signs of tooth erosion. In fact, tooth erosion is now the most common chronic disease of children aged 5-17 years of age.
September is Oral health month so now is a great time to get back into some healthy habits. Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in Irish children. Fortunately, tooth decay is preventable and this is an achievable aim for Irish children.
The significant increase in the prevalence of asthma is fast becoming a worldwide health issue. The World Health Organisation figures for 2007 estimate that there are currently 300 million asthma sufferers worldwide and mortality rates are also on the rise.
MEP for the North/West region Marian Harkin is calling for a special asthma management programme modelled on a Finnish initiative to be introduced here.
World Health Organisation figures for 2007 estimate there are 300 million asthma sufferers worldwide, and mortality rates are on the rise.