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People in high risk groups, such as the over 65s and pregnant women, are being urged to get vaccinated against flu. The appeal from health authorities comes as the number of reported cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) nationally has increased in the past week.
Galway people are being asked to volunteer information about their health this winter at flusurvey.ie. Now in its second year, the website is a collaboration between NUI Galway and the HSE - Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC). Volunteers are asked to register with the site, and log any flu symptoms if and when they develop.
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.
People who believe they are suffering from colds or flus are being urged not to self medicate.
People aged over 65, pregnant women and residents of nursing homes are some of the at risk group whom the HSE West is urging to get vaccinated against flu this season.
For many, autumn can be a fluey event, bringing with it blocked noses and seasonal colds. If your sinus pathways don’t drain properly this can result in difficulty breathing through your nose, facial pain, sore throat, ear infection, headache, persistent cough and other symptoms.
Crystal therapy is a very gentle form of energy healing which uses crystals, minerals, and universal energy in the treatment. Crystals and minerals hold and emit high vibrations, therefore it helps raise our vibration and energy level to that of the crystals. All crystals vibrate at a different rate, therefore different crystals are used for different conditions.
Every winter it is one of the main topics of conversation. “I had the flu all week.” I’ve a touch of it myself, I’m all blocked up” or “My son is off school with a high temperature”.
Christmas is around the corner. You are busy shopping and preparing for the festive season. It is chilly and damp outside and you cannot keep warm. Before long, you are sniffling and coughing and are battling with a cold.
Colds are one of the most common ailments of the winter months. Almost 90 per cent of adults get a cold at least once or twice a year, according to the latest research.