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Get flu jab, urges HSE West public health chief

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.

Mayo well owners warned of rise in dangerous bacteria

As many as 1,000 private wells in Mayo could be contaminated with dangerous bacteria such as E coli, putting those who drink from them, especially children and the elderly, at risk of picking up a potentially very serious illness called VTEC.

Quit smoking this Ash Wednesday

The HSE is marking National No Smoking Day, which takes place on Wednesday March 9, by reminding smokers that quitting is one of the most important steps they can take to improve their health and their quality of life.

Hep C scare will rock public confidence in ‘shaky’ HSE service

A local patients’ advocate has warned that the hepatitis C scare - which has resulted in more than 450 former public hospital patients being offered screening after it emerged they may have been treated by a surgeon infected by the virus - may further rock public confidence in an “already shaky” HSE led health service.

Drinking it all in...

Maybe it’s just that I’m getting older, but there seem to be a lot of young ones out drinking these days.

Drinking it all in...

Maybe it’s just that I’m getting older, but there seem to be a lot of young ones out drinking these days.

 

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