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Environment Health News
Limerick’s Zero Waste Race kicks off this Sunday, 7th October, in conjunction with National Reuse Month. The Urban Run will be Limerick’s first zero waste 10K, and the goal is to eliminate plastic bottle waste. Zero Waste Race is part of St. Michael’s Rowing Club (SMRC) Urban Run and is being organised alongside Limerick City […]
Health News
The Children and Young people Services Committees (CYPSC) Conference is being held today at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin. Today’s conference aims to demonstrate the success of CYPSC in responding to, and meeting the health and well being needs of children and young people in Ireland. The conference will examine CYPSC’s engagement with its […]
Health News
Limerick Mental Health Week is running this week from the 4th October, promoting mental health awareness throughout the county. A week of public talks, exhibitions, workshops, and events has been organised by Limerick Mental Health Association (LMHA). The week aims to create a community forum whereby discussions surrounding positive mental health and removing stigma
Feature Health Technology
Halo Business Angel Network has announced today that its MedTech Syndicate has led a €1.1million Series A funding round in Dublin-based start-up, OstoForm. Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) is an all-island umbrella group responsible for the development of business angel syndicates in Ireland. Business Angel Syndicates are groups of like-minded investors of high net
Health News
Community walks are taking place across the county of Kerry next week as part of the Let’s Get Kerry Walking the Distance campaign. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in association with Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh, is encouraging communities to make an effort and get more active with this campaign. Let’s Get Kerry Walking the Distance […]
Business Financial Health News
Partnerships between three Irish healthcare companies and leading healthcare groups in North America have been established in a bid to improve the future of our nation’s’ healthcare. Yesterday at the Aviva Stadium, Enterprise Ireland welcomed 15 world-renowned healthcare providers from the United States and Canada to the first ever North America Healthcare Forum. The
Health News
A long-term plan is needed to address the crises in the health service, Minister for Health Simon Harris has said, as an implementation strategy for the Sláintecare Plan was launched. The strategy sets out key actions over the first three years of the plan. The all-party ten-year Sláintecare Report was published in May last year […]
Health News
Government initiative, Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI), is today making a national call – both focussed and open – to companies, start-ups and SMEs who have innovative products or services that are at pre-commercial, demonstration or late development phase and have the potential to significantly impact healthcare. The annual HIHI call brings finalists together for a
Health News
The first dedicated Irish survey on alcohol’s harm to others by the HSE has found one in six carers (16%) reported that children, for whom they had parental responsibility, experienced harm because of someone else’s drinking. “The Untold Story: Harms Experienced in the Irish Population due to Others’ Drinking” brings to light how other people’s drinking can affect a wide
Health News
Ireland is currently suffering from a measles outbreak, which began in Limerick January of this year, with forty confirmed cases. Measles is highly infectious, so much so that 90% of those who have contact with someone who is contagious are extremely likely to develop the disease. This is amid an Europe wide outbreak of the disease. The symptoms […]
Education Health News
You may have heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, that vast swath of the Pacific Ocean which has accumulated a massive volume of discarded plastics, swept there by the ocean’s currents. A great deal of the plastics in this area of ocean are what are known as microplastics, plastic debris less than five millimeters […]
Health News
The public are being urged to donate what they can this Daffodil Day to help support terminally ill cancer patients. Now in its 31st year today, March 23rd, Daffodil Day is the Irish Cancer Society’s annual fundraiser, which raises millions of euro to support cancer patients and their loved ones by providing free advice and […]
Health News
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is recalling all Falcon Labs sports supplements due to the presence of illegal steroids and stimulants that pose a serious health risk to consumers. Furthermore, the location of the production site cannot be determined and traceability of the products is unknown. The FSAI describes these products as “unfit for human […]
Health News
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has included County Clare in its Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.The movement involves communities, cities and other sub-national levels of government that have pledged to meet the needs of their older residents. At present there are 541 cities and communities in 37 countries, covering over 179 million people
Health News
The Green Party has today accused the Government of “misleading the public” over the levels of funding allocated for mental health services in Budget 2018. According to the Mental Health Reform charity, Minister Jim Daly has confirmed that the €35m ‘additional’ spending for 2018 includes €20m carried over from the 2017 budget. This means there will only […]