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€4.5 million settlement for Newcastle man

A High Court judge has approved a €4.5 million settlement for a man who is severely brain damaged after suffering viral encephalitis as a result of a viral infection, herpes simplex.

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.

Headache and migraine

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been used to relieve headaches and migraines for thousands of years.

Decline in uptake of meningitis vaccine

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The Meningitis Trust is urging parents to vaccinate their children against meningitis, following news from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC), which is part of the HSE, that the latest immunisation uptake data for children at 24 months of age indicates a decline in the uptake of the MenC vaccine, Hib vaccine and the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Labour Party has plan to tackle ghost estates

“The Labour Party is determined to tackle the issue of ghost estates if elected to government,” said Cllr John Kelly, the party’s candidate for Roscommon-South Leitrim, after a recent report revealed there are 37 ghost estates in counties Longford, Leitrim, and Roscommon now deemed to be a public safety hazard.

City man enlists 100 marathon runners to remember his late daughter

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A local man has enlisted a 100-strong team of family, friends and colleagues to take part in this year’s Galway marathon in aid of the Meningitis Trust.

Be meningitis aware

National charity Meningitis Research Foundation is endeavouring to dispel a meningitis myth to raise awareness of the disease and help save lives this summer. Many people believe meningitis and septicaemia — the blood poisoning form of the disease — can only be contracted during the winter months, when people are more susceptible to illness, however these diseases can strike anyone, of any age, at any time.

Are you over medicating?

Over 20,000 people in Connacht, including almost 5,000 in Mayo, could be suffering in silence due to a condition known as Medication Overuse Headache (MOH). MOH, which affects between one to four per cent of the population, is caused by the overuse of over-the-counter or prescribed medications to treat headache or migraine.

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.

Health management in spring

Chinese Acupuncture and Care


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