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Childhood learning difficulties just do not disappear

Welcome to the April 2014 article on our brain and what can affect its function.Frequent childhood ear infections make language and speech muffled and this is whatchildrenhear, process, sequence (put in order), and memorise, resulting in stored nonsense. So when a teacher asks a question, a child will give a completelydifferent answer to the question that was asked.

Fear can hold us back but it can be overcome

Jackie Burns is a qualified clinical hypno-psychotherapist since 2006, and was based in Claremorris until she opened Body Mind Systems at the IRD Centre in Kiltimagh.

Woman with depression on psychologist waiting list for over seven months

A young city woman who has severe depression and anxiety, and is on a waiting list to attend a psychologist on the public health system, fears that lives will be lost as already pressurised local mental health services come under further strain.

A healthier you with Health and Herbs

Health and Herbs is an integrated health clinic and herbal dispensary situated at 9 Sea Road in Galway. It was founded by Dr Dilis Clare in 1999, who is the only GP in Ireland also qualified in herbal medicine.

Mayo cancer patients seek counselling within one year of diagnosis

The Irish Cancer Society has published a report on its National Counselling Grants Programme which reveals that 45 per cent of Mayo cancer patients who availed of the service in Mayo Cancer Support Association sought counselling less than one year after a cancer diagnosis. Another 24 per cent of clients required counselling within two years of diagnosis, highlighting the need for emotional support following the completion of treatment.

Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre to officially launch

The official opening of the Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre’s new premises will take place on Wednesday September 11.

Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre moves to new premises

Ballinasloe Cancer Support Centre is delighted to announce it has moved to a bigger centre in Main Street, Ballinasloe. The premises is located over what was formely the National Irish Bank building, with an entrance beside John Dolan auctioneers.

The link between fish oils and mood

There is evidence that omega 3 fatty acids supplementation might be helpful in cases of depression and anxiety. Studies report significant improvement in mood from omega 3 fatty acids supplementation when used alone or in conjunction with medication. Research has shown a link between the amount of fish people in different countries eat and the level of depression. In Japan, where people eat on average 70kg of fish a year, the rate of depression is 0.12 per cent. In New Zealand, where people eat only 18kg of fish a year, the rate of depression is almost 50 times higher.

The addictive nature of smoking

“I completely understand why you wouldn’t want to give it up,” said Dr David Abrams, an addiction researcher at the National Institutes of Health. “It’s more difficult to get off nicotine than heroin or cocaine.” Dr Abrams and Michael Fiore, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin, both agree that counselling is the best way to quit smoking for good.

Local cancer support centre appointed to Irish Cancer Society’s National Networking Committee

The Mayo Cancer Support Association, Castlebar, has been elected to the National Networking Committee of the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Support Affiliation Programme for the West/Northwest region. The committee, which held its inaugural meeting in the Irish Cancer Society’s offices in Dublin on December 6, will guide the direction of the society’s affiliation programme which sees it support 48 community based cancer support services across the country.


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