Daffodil Centres celebrate 10th anniversary

Daffodil Centres celebrate 10th anniversary

The Irish Cancer Society's Daffodil Centres, which provide information, support and advice in local hospitals, have helped 300,000 people since they were established 10 years ago. There are currently 13 Daffodil Centres located in hospitals nationwide, and they are aimed at people with cancer, as well as their families and friends....

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Overweight/obesity has fallen among children

Overweight/obesity has fallen among children

The number of Irish children who are overweight and obese has fallen in recent years, however children are still not eating enough fruit and vegetables and are consuming too much salt and saturated fat, a major new survey has found. The National Children's Food Survey II (NCFS II) was carried out by the Irish Universities Nutrition...

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Lots of health info at Ploughing Championships

Lots of health info at Ploughing Championships

The HSE is encouraging anyone attending next week's National Ploughing Championship to visit the Health and Wellbeing marquee there. Over 240,000 people attended last year's event and a similar number is expected at this year's event in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co Carlow. The Health and Wellbeing marguee will host a series of hourly de...

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Eczema can cause children to miss school

Eczema can cause children to miss school

Eczema can have a major impact on children's lives, with most experiencing disrupted sleep and some missing up to two days of school per month because of the skin condition, according to a survey by the Irish Skin Foundation. Eczema causes a dry, red itchy rash on the skin, which may appear scaly, weep, bleed or crust over. The con...

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Eczema can cause children to miss school

Eczema can cause children to miss school

Eczema can have a major impact on children's lives, with most experiencing disrupted sleep and some missing up to two days of school per month because of the skin condition, according to a survey by the Irish Skin Foundation. Eczema causes a dry, red itchy rash on the skin, which may appear scaly, weep, bleed or crust over. The con...

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New alliance aims to boost vaccine uptake

New alliance aims to boost vaccine uptake

A new alliance, which aims to boost the uptake of vaccines in Ireland, has been launched. The Vaccine Alliance, which was launched by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, will be made up of a number of people, including healthcare professionals, policy makers, patient advocates and representatives from groups most affected by vac...

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Vast majority of children own a smart device

Vast majority of children own a smart device

Over 90% of children aged between eight and 13 own a smart device and 12% of these are spending over four hours per day online, a new report has revealed. According to the 2018 Annual Report of Cyber Safe Ireland, an organisation which aims to teach children how to use technology in a safe and positive manner, 92% of children in th...

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Barnardos helped record number of people in 2018

Barnardos helped record number of people in 2018

Barnardos supported almost 18,000 children and families last year - its highest number on record. The charity, which works with vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences, has just published its 2018 Annual Report. It shows that 17,799 children and families were supported across Barnardos' 41 centres last...

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Barnardos helped record number of people in 2018

Barnardos helped record number of people in 2018

Barnardos supported almost 18,000 children and families last year - its highest number on record. The charity, which works with vulnerable children who are affected by adverse childhood experiences, has just published its 2018 Annual Report. It shows that 17,799 children and families were supported across Barnardos' 41 centres last...

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Transition from school to college can be daunting

Transition from school to college can be daunting

The transition from secondary school to college can be overwhelming for some, leading to feelings of anxiety and low moods, the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) has said. However, it emphasised that these feelings are very common and there are many positive steps that can be taken to deal with them. Accord...

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