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Learn the truth about Ebola at NUI Galway lecture

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NUI Galway’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is running a free public lecture on Ebola: how it spreads, how it affects the human body, and how the outbreak can be contained.

Get flu jab, urges HSE West public health chief

Many people in the at risk groups for flu put themselves in danger of contracting a serious illness or even death by failing to get vaccinated, the HSE West’s director of public health warned this week.

Inis Oirr TB screening programme completed

A TB screening programme conducted by the HSE West in Inis Oirr, the smallest of the Aran Islands, has been completed.

Low risk of contagion from TB case identified in Galway

Officials of HSE West have moved to assure the public that a single case of TB identified in a 16-year-old secondary school student in Galway should not carry a high risk of contagion and that screening was being carried out on any potential risk parties.

Local teenager features in new anti-smoking TV ad

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A local girl, who lost her mother to cancer just over a year ago, features in a new nationwide television ad campaign aimed at getting people to quit smoking.

Parents warned to vaccinate children with MMR as cases of measles rise

The Health Service Executive has strongly advised parents to ensure their children have two doses of MMR vaccine, as cases of measles begin to rise in Ireland and across Europe. The MMR vaccine is the only protection available from measles, which can be a very serious and sometimes fatal illness.

One in every two smokers will die of a tobacco related disease

The HSE has begun a new health education campaign aimed at encouraging smokers to quit. Smoking is the single biggest cause of illness, disability, and death in Ireland.

HSE encourages people to get flu vaccination

The HSE Dublin Mid Leinster has reminded those at risk of influenza this winter to 'Get the vaccine, not the flu!'.

Further cases of swine flu expected in local schools says HSE

Further cases of swine flu are expected in city and county schools in the coming weeks and months, the HSE West warned this week.

Ill, old, obese and pregnant are most at risk from swine flu

Younger people, those with an underlying illness, pregnant women and people who are obese are the groups who are likely to become most seriously ill and among whom most deaths may be recorded from swine flu, a local health expert revealed this week.

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