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An epidemiologist at NUI Galway who contracted Covid 19 earlier this year is appealing for people who have tested positive in the last week or so but who have not been hospitalised, to contact her as part of a major study into the lingering symptoms of the infection.
A total of 6,000 nursing home residents and staff in the west have been tested for Covid-19 as part of a mass countrywide initiative aimed at identifying those affected by the virus in these facilities.
During this time of uncertainty and fear, we may be experiencing insomnia, dizziness, chest tightening, shortness of breath, palpitations, or unexplained rashes and temperature fluctuations. These anxiety-related symptoms, in traditional Chinese medicine, relate to the heart. Every organ in the body is in service to the heart and it is central to our wellbeing. So at this jittery time, it is essential to keep it calm and healthy. Here are a few tips from shiatsu, Chinese medicine, and food energy specialist Joanne Faulkner to keep the heart pumping easily and the blood flowing smoothly.
Heart and stroke presentations in Irish hospitals have fallen in recent weeks due to public concerns
The Irish Heart Foundation has expressed its concern that people experiencing symptoms of heart disease and stroke are not presenting at hospital due to concerns about the coronavirus and not wanting to burden the healthcare system.
A total of 12 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Galway to date, according to statistics released by the HSE yesterday evening. The news came as the executive rolled out plans to substantially increase the number of tests and testing centres available nationally.
Covid-19 testing centres have opened this week in UHG and Renmore, and a total of nine centres is expected to be in place across the west by the end of the week.
The newspaper columns, radio airwaves, and our television screens have been dominated by one topic recently and that has been the coronavirus.However, despite wall-to-wall coverage, there are so many terms and phrases that one can get confused at what to look for and what to do. Here we lay out an easy step-by-step guide in identifying and tackling the problem if you or one of your loved ones end up falling ill.
Bloating is when your tummy is puffy, feels stretched and uncomfortable due to temporary abdominal distension.