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No new cases of tuberculosis have been identified in the city since last month when three third level students were diagnosed with the bacterial infection.
‘Good’ bacteria or microbiotics are essential for good health and vitality, no matter what your age. Poor diet, stressful situations, low quality food, travel tummy and antibiotics can all affect our levels of ‘good’ bacteria. ‘Bad’ or ‘unfavourable’ bacteria on the other hand, can cause intestinal imbalances that can lead to the risk of infection and illness.
Three students have been diagnosed with tuberculosis recently at two third level colleges in the city. Two are attending NUI Galway and one is a student at GMIT.
The emergency department at Mayo General Hospital is under pressure as an “exceptionally high volume” of patients are presenting there with winter vomiting symptoms, said a hospital spokesperson this afternoon (Friday, February 6).
A clear contingency plan must be in place before 19 acute beds are temporarily closed at University Hospital Galway next month to facilitate the building of a 75 bed extension to the west’s biggest hospital.
The new cystic fibrosis (CF) unit at Galway University Hospital was shortlisted for the Patient Organisation Project of the Year award at the Irish Healthcare Awards which took place recently.
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.
Galway has the highest breastfeeding rate among mothers recently discharged from hospital in the three western counties of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.
With the sun splitting the stones, schools finishing for the summer, and families planning their summer break, totalhealth pharmacies have issued some useful tips to stay safe in the sun:
Fungal nail is surprisingly common, with around three in 100 people affected. It can involve part or all of the nail, including the nail plate, nail bed, and root of the nail. Fungal nail infection usually affects adults, and men more than women.