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International experts to attend prostate cancer seminar in Galway

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Galway University Hospitals will host a prestigious international prostate cancer seminar tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday at the Radisson Hotel.

NUI Galway to host international breast cancer conference today

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Multidisciplinary breast cancer care is the main theme of the second international breast cancer conference to be held at the Arts Millennium Building at NUI Galway on Thursday (today) and Friday.

Patients availing of breast care services at UHG almost doubled in last four years

The number of patients availing of breast care services annually at University Hospital Galway has almost doubled in the past four years.

Householders urged to test for radon

The Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland has found three homes in Mayo and Sligo with concentrations of radon gas up to 16 times the acceptable level. Nationally, radon is responsible for up to 200 lung cancer deaths per year. The RPII believes it is very likely that there are more homes in the north-west with similarly high radon levels and urges local people to test for the gas and reduce their risk of lung cancer.

Residents furious over towering mast proposal in scenic location

Concerned residents in the Partry area are mobilising to object to a proposed 80-feet high telecommunications mast at Coillte lands in Furnace which is the subject of a planning application being considered by the Mayo County Council.

Camp Claddagh calls for host families and volunteers

Camp Claddagh, the Galway branch of the Adi Roche founded charity the Chernobyl Children’s Project International, is looking to recruit new families and volunteers to support its annual rest and recuperation programme.

Top five skincare tips for skiing

As ski trips become increasingly popular, La Roche-Posay, the number one skincare brand recommended by over 25,000 dermatologists, gives the following advice to skiers before hitting the slopes:

High level of radon gas in Mayo homes

Sixteen per cent of homes measured in Mayo have high levels of cancer causing radon gas, according to the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).  Radon, a colourless, odourless and tasteless radioactive gas is linked to up to 200 lung cancer deaths each year in Ireland. The RPII has urged Mayo homeowners to install radon detection equipment in order to ensure that they are not at risk from this threat.


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