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Number of mumps cases swelling in Galway, warns HSE as figures double

An upsurge in the number of mumps cases, mainly among men in the 17 to 24 year age group, has been reported in Galway.

Fundraiser tonight for city man who contracted meningitis while living abroad

A 46-year-old city man undergoing treatment in the United States for a condition he contracted abroad is to benefit from a major fundraiser being held tonight (Thursday) at 8.30pm at Crowe’s Bar in Bohermore.

Alternative treatment for vertigo

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning even when you are standing completely still. Your surroundings appear to be moving either vertically or horizontally. Severe vertigo may indicate a disorder of the balancing mechanisms in the inner ears, such as Ménière’s disease.

Be vigilant about meningitis, warns ACT

A meningitis awareness charity is urging people to be on the alert for the condition which is more common during winter.

Play soccer and help autism and meningitis charities

More than 500 boys and girls will take part in a 12 hour sponsored soccer marathon in Oranmore later this month to raise funds for local charities.

Galway-based national meningitis charity urges public to be aware of symptoms

A national meningitis charity is urging people to be aware of the symptoms of the condition. There is at least one case of the infection each day in Ireland.

Three people who experienced the devastation of meningitis highlight importance of support

Three Galway people who have experienced the devastation caused by meningitis have joined forces with Connacht rugby captain John Muldoon to highlight the importance of support following a diagnosis.

Mumps cases in west increase fourteen fold

A major increase in the number of mumps cases in the west has resulted in the HSE West advising teenagers and young adults to ensure that they have had two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine to avoid contracting the infection. The number of reported mumps cases in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon rocketed from 18 last year to 258 by mid December this year.

Lack of public audiologist leads to undetected hearing problems in children

Children with ear problems are unable to access audiograms in Kilkenny as public patients, as there is no audiologist available.

 

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