The recent expulsion of the Tampax advertisement from Irish television has triggered a wave of national debate surrounding the stigmatised, euphemised natural occurrence that is periods.
People requiring hip and knee replacements are facing the worst waiting lists in Ireland, with over 64,000 people waiting to see a consultant for their treatments. The figures, from the National Treatment Purchase Fund, for January 2020 show that a total of 64,907 people are waiting to access orthopaedic treatment.
As the coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the country, basic hygiene and reducing our time in large public spaces can reduce our risk of catching the virus.
While the Health Service Executive (HSE) is continuously advising us that our risk of contracting the virus is low and we need not worry, we may be more susceptible to picking it up than we know.
As society and technology progresses there has naturally been an increase in the number and diversity of electromagnetic field (EMF) sources from computers to mobile phones. While these devices have made our life easier, they have been attached to concerns about possible health risks due to their EMF emissions.