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HealthSET provides professional FETAC Healthcare courses in Galway

The healthcare sector in Ireland has witnessed significant changes in the last 10 years. Increased regulation now means Carers and healthcare workers are required to obtain FETAC/QQI accredited courses in order to work in this sector.

HSE warns one thousand people could die from flu related illnesses

People aged over 65, pregnant women and residents of nursing homes are some of the at risk group whom the HSE West is urging to get vaccinated against flu this season.

NUI Galway makes history with new master’s programme in heart disease prevention

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NUI Galway will make history when it becomes the first university in Ireland to provide postgraduate training to master’s level (MSc) in the prevention of heart disease.

Savita would still be alive if termination was carried out earlier, says expert witness

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There were a number of deficiencies in the care of Savita Halappanavar who could have been still alive today had a request for a termination, to progress an inevitable miscarriage, been carried out one or two days after being admitted to hospital, an expert witness told an inquest yesterday.

Arts seminar to focus on early years

A seminar exploring arts, health, and young children’s early years will take place on Friday March 30 in Mullingar. Westmeath County Council Arts Office is hosting the event in association with Westmeath-based arts and health company Helium Arts.

Nurse-led continence clinics in Mayo

The HSE’s Public Health Nursing Service in Mayo has announced the development of a nurse-led continence care clinic for men, the first of its kind for men in the west of Ireland.

Get the vaccine — not the flu

The HSE has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza. Flu can be a very serious illness, especially for people who are older or who have a long-term illness.

Parents urged to give babies vitamin D supplement

A new health initiative, whereby parents are being advised to give babies daily vitamin D supplements to protect their bones, will benefit all infants immediately, according to a local nutritionist.

Not enough flu vaccine, Deere warns

The Mayor of Castlebar Councillor Ger Deere has received complaints that local GPs are finding it very difficult to order batches of the seasonal flu vaccines.

Winter flu season

We are now experiencing our annual seasonal flu season and, as had been expected, this year the predominant flu virus is the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. This flu virus mainly affects younger people and those with pre-existing medical conditions; women who are pregnant or have been in the last six to eight weeks are also particularly at risk.

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