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PAIN AFTER SHINGLES CAN LAST FOR YEARS – STUDIES SHOW MICRO-IMMUNOTHERAPY CAN HELP

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The most common complication of Shingles is pain, also known as Post Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN) and is due to damage to the skin and nerves after the acute stage of this disease.

Free Yourself from Diabetes Anxiety and Get Your Blood Sugar In Check!

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One Galway best-selling author is out to fight chronic ill-health. Begin improving your health during this workshop and book signing on Saturday, 30th of March at the Arches Hotel in Claregalway.

SEVERE STRESS CAN TRIGGER COELIAC DISEASE

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Coeliac Disease, also known as Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy or Sprue, is an immune reaction to gluten which is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

Preventive healthcare must become a national priority, say world heart health leaders

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Ireland is facing major challenges today in curbing the negative health impacts of obesity, diabetes, and an increasingly sedentary Western lifestyle, according to one of two world leaders in heart health who have taken up positions in Galway.

Vigilance urged in wake of rise in meningitis cases

The head of a national meningitis support and awareness organisation is appealing to the public to be vigilant in the wake of an increase in meningococcal disease (the leading cause of meningitis in this country) recently.

Childhood obesity — education is key

In recent years, Ireland has gone from famine to feast, we are now faced with the same problem of obesity as the rest of Europe and the developed world. How to stop the spread? Our lifestyle that had kept us slim is gone — replaced by the hallmarks of the global scourge of obesity. Levels are higher in rural areas, as people drive everywhere. Obesity is also a bigger problem among the less well off. We have been getting fatter for a long time and the Government has proposed, among other things, a colour coded labeling system, calorie labeling on menus, and on fatty, high sugar and salt foods.

TD critical of city hospital’s handling of TB outbreak

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At least 12 employees at University Hospital Galway, including nurses and care staff, have contracted latent tuberculosis from a patient who was diagnosed with the active form of the condition at the facility earlier this year.

Race In Pink Day raised €95,000 raised for breast cancer research

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The National Breast Cancer Research Institute together with Galway Racecourse announced yesterday that the recent ‘Race in Pink’ fundraising event hosted at Ballybrit on Sunday October 28 as part of the new three-day October Festival, raised a staggering €95,000 for the charity.

COPD community care exercise programme launched in Westmeath

Ahead of World COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Day, which takes place on Wednesday, November 21, COPD Support Ireland, the umbrella body for 20 local COPD support groups, has announced a community-based exercise programme for people with COPD in County Westmeath.

'Cancer taught me to reassess my priorities,' says doctor

When Dr Orla Smithwick entered the consulting room at University Hospital Galway in November 2015 her heart sank. Her eyes were drawn to the box of tissues on the table, the glasses of water, the breast implant on the window, and the brochure for wigs. "I knew immediately that I was in trouble," she says.

 

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