Archive for the Health Category

Men and Mental Health

Eoin Meegan We have all been through a very turbulent year and there is no doubt, among its other ills, Coronavirus has taken a big toll on the nation’s mental health. Being isolated, confined to the home, not being able […]

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National Family Support Network launches wellbeing event

National Family Support Network launches wellbeing event

Geneva Pattison In these difficult times, it’s important to practice self care and reach out for support if you need it. The National Family Support Network is lending a much needed helping hand with that endeavor, with their January virtual […]

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9000 lights for the Irish Cancer Society

Geneva Pattison The Irish Cancer Society is asking people to remember all lives touched by cancer and to pay tribute to those who have passed away from cancer in 2020. This year saw 9000 people lose their difficult battle with […]

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Vitamin D deficiency in Dublin says TCD study

Geneva Pattison A recent medical and geographical study released from Trinity College Dublin has revealed that a large pro-portion of the population in urban areas are deficient in vitamin D. This study, conducted over five years, was a joint effort […]

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Ringsend and District Autism Support Group

Shay Connolly Ringsend and District Autism Support Group held their first meeting in RICC on Wed, 1st July last. The Group was set up to offer support and for information sharing for parents who are struggling with the everyday problems […]

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Only three in 10 Irish men would attend counselling

Eoin Meegan Following a recent survey carried out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), it was revealed that only three in 10 Irish men said they would attend counselling/psychotherapy. The startling finding is compared to that of […]

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New breakthrough in coping with Dyslexia

Eoin Meegan Dyslexia is a condition that affects approximately one in ten people in Ireland. The Dyslexia Association of Ireland defines the condition as “a specific learning difficulty affecting the acquisition of fluent and accurate reading and spelling skills.” Many […]

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Let’s re-imagine a society without discrimination

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services have just launched an exciting No Stigma campaign, which aims to reimagine a life without mental health stigma. They hope you can join them in growing the conversation around mental health and showing how life […]

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Numbers game

BY Kathrin Kobus There is an official statistics site provided by the government of Ireland, the geohive hub, where everyone can look up and check numbers and graphs relating to Covid-19. Its accuracy depends on those who feed numbers into […]

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Face Masks Challenging for Hard of Hearing

BY editor With a number of people going out and about again wearing recommended face masks (mandatory on public transport since 29th of June) this constitutes a challenge for the needs of hearing impaired people. “The use of face masks […]

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