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Consult a healthcare professional when buying vitamins

Vitamins and minerals are micronutrients that serve a specific purpose and benefit the body in a unique way. For example, vitamin A supports vision and bone growth, whereas vitamin E strengthens the immune system and helps repair DNA. Vitamin and mineral deficiency can impair the body’s ability to heal and protect itself.

Help get your asthma under control

Ireland has the fourth highest incidence of asthma in the world with approximately 470,000 people living with asthma, of which 60 per cent (282,000 people) do not have their symptoms controlled.

COPD awareness campaign

Talk show host Joe Duffy is encouraging people living with a potentially fatal lung condition that it is not too late to seek help from their healthcare professional. The broadcaster made the plea to coincide with the launch of new research to mark an awareness campaign on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), supported by Novartis and the Irish Thoracic Society.

Don’t talk to Joe, talk to your GP

Free lung screenings are to be made available in Athlone this weekend, on Saturday November 17 in Athlone Towncentre.

Pamex acquires Irish distribution rights for leading European company

Pamex Ltd, one of Ireland’s leading healthcare distributors, is adding another product range to its already outstanding portfolio of ‘best-in-class’ brands, Spectrum Théa Pharmaceuticals Ltd. A company formed when two of the most successful and dedicated ophthalmic companies - Spectrum in the UK, and Laboratoires Théa, of France - joined forces to offer quality ophthalmic pharmaceutical products. The Chibret family are the founders of Théa Laboratories, five generations on Jean Frédéric Chibret is now at the helm and is expanding the company worldwide.

Most local men want to deflate their tummies

More than nine out of 10 Galway men would like to deflate their tummies if it were possible, according to a new survey.

Majority of adults suffer in silence from digestive discomfort

A national attitudinal survey about Irish adults’ digestive health conducted on behalf of Danone Activia has found that the majority of Irish adults are suffering in silence from digestive health issues despite the fact that poor digestive health can potentially lead to more serious health issues.

Two in five people do not want to know about a loved one's depression

More than two in five people in Ireland would not want to know if a loved one was experiencing depression, according to findings in the 2011 Lundbeck Mental Health Barometer. Despite this, 93 per cent of respondents agree that it is important that depression is discussed openly. However when asked if they would find it difficult to discuss depression with their doctor 70 per cent agreed.

Conference for carers of people with dementia to be held in city

A conference for the families and carers of people with dementia will be held at the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit on Thursday May 12 from 9am to 4.30pm.

Campaign continues for Belmullet Hospital

Concerns about the future of Belmullet Community Hospital were again expressed at a meeting of the Hospital Action Group on Monday evening. Spokesperson for the group, Councillor Rose Conway-Walsh said: “Although the hospital is now operating at an increased level of activity, we are still concerned that the full capacity of the hospital is not being fully utilised.”

 

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