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Let your genes personalise your healthcare

In recent years it has become clear that our genetic make-up has a strong influence on body weight and how we respond to different foods and forms of exercise. With scientific advances, we are now able to use the information in our DNA to predict which diets, lifestyle choices, and exercise work best for each individual person.

Let your genes personalise your state of health

In recent years it has become clear that a person’s genetic makeup has a strong influence on body weight and how they respond to different foods and forms of exercise.

Let your genes personalise your healthcare

In recent years it has become clear that our genetic make-up has a strong influence on body weight and how we respond to different foods and forms of exercise. With scientific advances, we are now able to use the information in our DNA to predict which diets, lifestyle choices, and exercise work best for each individual person.

Beneficial properties of iodine in the body

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Iodine is combined with the amino acid ‘tyrosine’ in order to manufacture active thyroid hormone. This is the main function of iodine in the body. Although iodine’s activity is essentially linked to thyroid function, a deficiency in iodine can lead to a variety of symptoms and disorders. The main deficiency in this mineral can lead to ‘goiter’ which shows as the enlargement of the thyroid, causing swelling at the base of the neck.

NUI Galway launches new €13 million genomics data science centre

NUI Galway has officially launched a new SFI Centre for Research Training in Genomics Data Science at a conference this week. The NUI Galway-led centre has received €13 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland to train 115 PhD students over the next seven years in the analysis of big genomic data sets, enabling them to take up future high-skills careers across the range of genomics applications.

'Studying at CNM was the best investment I could have made'

I loved studying at CNM as it showed me the most natural yet powerful way to health — our diet.

FROZEN SHOULDER

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Frozen shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis which means sticky shoulder describes this condition accurately it occurs in about 5% of the population. More common in women than men, most ladies in the beginning of the condition may find it hard to reach the clasp of their brassier, back pockets, worse at night and when lying on the affected side can be excruciating and affect sleep.

Preventive healthcare must become a national priority, say world heart health leaders

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Ireland is facing major challenges today in curbing the negative health impacts of obesity, diabetes, and an increasingly sedentary Western lifestyle, according to one of two world leaders in heart health who have taken up positions in Galway.

This Valentine’s, Take your Health to Heart!

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With February being the month of love, now is the perfect time to refocus your attention onto the health of your heart. Coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Ireland. However, 80% of heart disease is preventable, simply by making a few small changes in diet and lifestyle.

Childhood obesity — education is key

In recent years, Ireland has gone from famine to feast, we are now faced with the same problem of obesity as the rest of Europe and the developed world. How to stop the spread? Our lifestyle that had kept us slim is gone — replaced by the hallmarks of the global scourge of obesity. Levels are higher in rural areas, as people drive everywhere. Obesity is also a bigger problem among the less well off. We have been getting fatter for a long time and the Government has proposed, among other things, a colour coded labeling system, calorie labeling on menus, and on fatty, high sugar and salt foods.

 

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