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Mapping the coronavirus outbreak

February 5, 2020

The CDC believes symptoms could appear between two and 14 days after exposure, and include fever, coughing and shortness of breath.

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All time high in breast cancer diagnoses

February 5, 2020

Despite the fact that the risk of Breast Cancer increases with age, up-take for the screening service drops drastically above the age of 54. While there was a 74.4 per cent up-take for women in the 50-54 age category, this dropped to 32.1 for the 55-59 year-olds. This fell again to 25.7 per cent for 60-64 year-olds and 20 per cent for the over 65’s greatly reducing their chances of detecting potential breast cancer at an early stage.

Health

Body neutrality is the new body positivity

November 13, 2019

We live in a society where body positivity and self-love takes over our social media feeds every day. However, for some, accepting their bodies is simply not that easy, no matter how hard they try. While the term “Body Positivity” blew up in recent years and has been loved by many, there was still something missing in the concept for others, so much so that they turned to “Body Neutrality” instead. 

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Time to escape from vapes?

October 16, 2019

the EU proposed that e-cigarettes be banned entirely if three or more member states banned their use in their own countries. 

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Time to grieve

June 21, 2019

In May, Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh announced new provisions which would be provided during the June state examinations to students who suffer a close family bereavement during their exams to allow them time to grieve.

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Makeup for all skin types

April 17, 2019

The never-ending cycle of having a reaction to new makeup products and then covering up with more makeup can be tiresome and leave you feeling like makeup just isn’t made for you and that brands just don’t consider your skin type.

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Ireland’s mistaken disease

April 15, 2019

IBD specialist nurse, Angela Mullen who works in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin is one of fourteen IBD nurses in Ireland said, “we definitely need more IBD nurses, the patient’s with IBD need access to care and unfortunately in some practices they don’t have that”.

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Dying from the flu

February 6, 2019

As flu cases deaths increased over the the recent winter season, there was also no dramtic growth in people getting the flu vaccine.