Aengus MacGrianna calls on businesses in Cork to help ‘alpaca’ punch to cancer on Daffodil Day

Aengus MacGrianna calls on businesses in Cork to help ‘alpaca’ punch to cancer on Daffodil Day

14 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Donations needed to meet increasing demands for services like counselling – up 18% in two years Former RTE newsreader Aengus MacGrianna is urging businesses in Cork to support cancer patients and their families by getting behind the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day on Friday, March 22nd, to ensure […]

Experts advise the 85,000+ Smokers in Cork – Smokers Pay Thousands More for Life Cover

Experts advise the 85,000+ Smokers in Cork – Smokers Pay Thousands More for Life Cover

12 March 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Smokers can pay twice as much for life insurance than their non-smoking counterparts, according to figures released today by leading protection specialist Royal London. Experts at Royal London say they are flagging the cost comparisons now to further spur on the thousands of Irish people who are challenging […]

Senator calls for Yoga to be taught in schools

Senator calls for Yoga to be taught in schools

6 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Senator Jerry Buttimer Leader of Seanad Eireann has recently called a for a new approach in the well-being of children by introducing yoga to schools. Senator Buttimer said: “With the ever increasingly busy life style on our young children we must help to educate and develop skills to […]

Irish Heart Foundation teams up with parkrun to get the people of Cork moving

Irish Heart Foundation teams up with parkrun to get the people of Cork moving

1 March 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Walkers will be supported with a six-week walking challenge including video demonstrations, tips on heart health and opportunities for free CPR training 22nd February 2019. The Irish Heart Foundation has teamed up with parkrun in a six-week initiative to get the local communities in Cork moving. People interested […]

HEALTH: Official opening of Pieta House, Shanakiel, Cork – will address Suicide and Self-harm

HEALTH: Official opening of Pieta House, Shanakiel, Cork – will address Suicide and Self-harm

22 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie David Stanton, TD and Minster of State at the Department of Justice and Equality, today attended the official opening of Pieta House in Shanakiel, Co. Cork. Previously situated in Highfield Lawn, Bishopstown, Pieta House was relocated to a new facility in Shanakiel House in June 2018 to enhance […]

More than 3,000 children waiting for OT assessments across Cork & Kerry – Michael Moynihan

More than 3,000 children waiting for OT assessments across Cork & Kerry – Michael Moynihan

21 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says a concerted effort must be made by the government and the HSE to reduce waiting lists for initial Occupational Therapy assessments. The latest figures from the HSE reveal that there are 3,153 children waiting of an occupational therapy […]

HEALTH: Irish Cancer Society urges Cork women in particular to quit smoking – as part of rolling campaign

HEALTH: Irish Cancer Society urges Cork women in particular to quit smoking – as part of rolling campaign

7 February 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Irish Cancer Society has announced the details of its latest round of We Can Quit courses in Cork. The Ballyphehane/Togher course will start on the 20 February, the Mallow course on the 27 February and the Mayfield course on the 5 March. Women are invited to register […]

HEALTH: Official Opening of the Westgate Foundation Daycare Extension

HEALTH: Official Opening of the Westgate Foundation Daycare Extension

1 February 219 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Michael Creed, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine performed the official opening of the new extension to the Westgate Foundation Daycare facility this morning. The Daycare Extension is a quality improvement measure that has been designed to optimise the care and comfort offered to all clients. […]

INFANT LACK OF OXYGEN: Cork scientific research published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology

INFANT LACK OF OXYGEN: Cork scientific research published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology

18 January 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Lack of oxygen to the brain at birth affects almost 200 babies in Ireland each year and results in death or disability in over 2 million infants each year globally. The condition, known as Hypoxic Ischematic Encephalopathy (HIE), causes brain injury due to lack of oxygen and can […]

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