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Category / HEALTH
1st April 2014, Tuesday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Last week marked the 10th Anniversary of the workplace smoking ban in Ireland. We all know that Smoking damages health, but there are  groups who are in favour of giving smokers choices, and if a person – knowing the facts – still wishes to make a... Read More
1st March 2014, Saturday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie A device that allows wheelchair users to walk has been demonstrated in Cork. More than 300 stroke survivors, doctors, therapists and allied health professionals and students attended a Conference in Cork on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Stoke yesterday (Friday) Organised by Saint Finbarr’s Hospital Stroke... Read More
5th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork Branch of Arthritis Ireland are holding a Support Group Meeting on tonight (Wednesday 5th February), at 7.30pm, in Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork. The seminar is being presented by Christine O’Sullivan, Nutrionist on Nutrition and Arthritis. This practical presentation will help you understand how nutrition and our... Read More
15th Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Despite numerous price drops in recent years, Ireland is still one of the most expensive countries in the world to buy medicine, particularly prescription medication. However, Healthwave, a new pharmacy based in Dundrum with an online channel, is set to disrupt the Irish market significantly by providing medications,... Read More
7th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The HSE South and the GAA join forces to help tackle stress – a first in Ireland Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, is to launch a HSE South and GAA joint initiative to help people deal with stress in their lives on Wednesday, 8th January 2014 at... Read More
6 January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth news@TheCork.ie Bantry General Hospital (BGH) will become a smoke-free campus from today, meaning smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the general hospital grounds. The introduction of this new policy, which is supported by the hospital’s Executive Management Board, will apply to all staff, patients, visitors and contractors... Read More
4th January 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie bryan@TheCork.ie A biosciences startup based in Little Island, Cork has secured €750,000 in venture funding through a syndicate of investors. The company is called Metabolomic Diagnostics, and the funders include including SOSventures Ireland Fund, AIB Seed Capital Fund and Enterprise Ireland. Metabolomic Diagnostic can “revolutionise pre-natal care”... Read More