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Footage of Galway native GP debunking face mask myths goes global

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Connemara native and well known GP, Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail, Medical Director of Heroes-Aid, has gained international media attention after posting a video on social media to debunk the myth that face masks lowers the wearer’s oxygen levels. Dr Ó Tuathail posted a video of himself to his Twitter page wearing six face masks while connected to a monitor displaying no change in his oxygen levels, to demonstrate that face masks have no effect on a wearer’s blood oxygen levels.

Heroes Aid delivers PPE across city and county

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Heroes-Aid, a voluntary not-for-profit organisation, established in the early stage of Covid 19, to protect and support frontline health care workers, is arranging for the direct distribution today of urgently needed PPE to 200 locations across Ireland, including 19 sites across County Galway.

Importance of cocooning noted for cardiovascular patients

The Irish Heart Foundation today urged people living with chronic heart disease not to let their guard down as lockdown restrictions are eased after Department of Health data showed they accounted for half of Covid-19 admissions to ICUs.

Croí scoops Gold at Irish Healthcare Awards

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Croí - the Heart & Stroke Charity and its subsidiary, the National Institute for Prevention and Cardiovascular Health (NIPC), has scooped three top awards at the Irish Healthcare Awards held this month in Dublin. The Awards, now in their 18th year, recognise innovation and excellence in the Irish healthcare sector.

Shantalla Residents' Association opposes bus corridor not helipad

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The proposal of a bus corridor through Shantalla Neighbourhood Park is the major bone of contention for the Shantalla Residents' Association (SRA), not a proposed helipad.

Nearly half of State’s medical helicopter missions used UHG helipad in 2018

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A total of 260 medical aircraft movements by the Irish Air Corps and Irish Coast Guard was recorded at University Hospital Galway's (UHG) helipad last year. The number represents 49 per cent of all medical helicopter missions in the State for 2018, which include emergency calls, transfers, and search and rescue.

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Supermacs Fun day Fundraiser in aid of Regina’s Fight For Life

NUI Galway to hold symposium on solutions for chronic wounds

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NUI Galway will hold the Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds (ARIW) Autumn 2018 Seminar Series tomorrow Friday, 19 October. The series, entitled ‘The Burden of, and Opportunities in Chronic Wound Care in 2018’, will take place in Áras Moyola, beginning at 9am.

Leading colorectal surgeon to deliver Freyer Memorial Lecture

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NUI Galway will host the 43rd Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium, the largest Surgical Conference in Ireland, from 7-8 September. The Symposium, named in memory of the Galway-born surgeon, Sir Peter Freyer, who performed the first successful surgical operation to remove an enlarged prostate in 1900, comprises of multiple research and education sessions across the various surgical subspecialties, two keynote addresses and a discussion forum around the future of Surgical Care in Ireland.

Heart failure - be familiar with the warning signs

The Irish Heart Foundation recently launched a new campaign - 'Pay Attention to the Sign' - to raise awareness of heart failure symptoms.

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