By Eoin Hennessy Issues surrounding the modern life of young men have gained increasing attention in recent years. In the November just gone by, record numbers of men sprouted mustaches in the name of Movemeber, a month dedicated to raising awareness and funds for men’s health issues. It’s a worthwhile cause which, along with much needed fundraising, opened up a wider … [Read more...] about The ‘ideal’ male body image?
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By Fiona Lee NUI Galway has signed an agreement to establish a Confucius Institute and to formalise collaborative ties with Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM). The signing ceremony was attended by the Chinese Vice-Minister for Education, the Ambassador of China in Ireland and the Mayor of Galway. The new Confucius Institute of Chinese and Regenerative Medicine … [Read more...] about Confucius Institute of Chinese and Regenerative Medicine to be established at NUI Galway
By Harry King Carbapenemase Producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is the latest in a long line of "superbugs". Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics. Last year a total of 56 new cases of patients were recorded in Galway's two public hospitals. This was the second highest level recorded in the country after Tallaght University hospital, which … [Read more...] about Rise of “nightmare” superbug CPE in Galway hospitals
By Molly Fitzpatrick It’s no secret what we put into our bodies on a daily basis affects our own health status but something we may not often consider is how it affects the health of our planet. Farming, particularly livestock farming, plays a major role in climate change, the destruction of habitats, and the pollution of rivers and oceans. With a staggering ten billion … [Read more...] about The diet that could save the future of planet earth
By Alice O’Donnell The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that “vaccine hesitancy” is one of the top 10 threats to human life. Despite more evidence being released every year disproving any long-lasting negative effects of vaccinations, the anti-vaccination (anti-vax) movement seems to be only growing. This was exemplified in the case last month where an … [Read more...] about Anti-vax: a global health crisis