Health

  • Every month our regular pharmacist James Molloy joins us to chat about all things health and well being on the #MidMorningShow with Paul Claffey and Gerry Glennon. Be sure to check out James' insights, tips and helpful advice, through video and audio, here each month.

    For all your healthcare needs check out the Molloys Pharmacy website here 

    SEPTEMBER 2018

    Listen back to John's story as we discussed prostate cancer.

     

    AUGUST 2018

    JULY 2018

    June 2018 

    Don't forget sunscreen, dry needling for sciatica, dealing with diabetes and much much more, liste back to James' advice now.

     

    May 2018

    This month James looked at a variety of subjects from acne to constipation and the difference between sunblock and sun-cream. You can listen back on Soundcloud as well. 

     Check out this link for more on the Benevits Multi Fibre Plus which James mentioned in connection with constipation relief.

     April 2018

    Listen back to our chat with James Molloy this month on the #MidMorningShow where he was joined by Jeanette Ryan to tell us about the importance of a vigorous skincare regime, and answered listener's questions on a variety of skin related issues.

    Check out MolloysPharmacy,com for more

  • A Mayo Senator is calling on the Health Minister to intervene, as patients suffering chronic pain can no longer access the pain relief drug Versatis on their medical card.

    This affects about 25,000 people in total, including a large number of people in Co Mayo, according to Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway-Walsh.

    She says patients who are in chronic pain caused by arthritis and other conditions have been informed that the HSE will no longer cover the cost of these pain relief patches, and while it’s a matter for the HSE, the Erris-based Senator believes the Health Minister Simon Harris should intervene on humanitarian grounds.

  • Members of the People Before Profit Party in Sligo protested outside the gates of IT Sligo on Friday ahead of the special Cabinet meeting to rubberstamp the Ireland 2040 plan.

    The group were there to protest for a number of reasons. Local Cllr Gino O’Boyle was there to highlight the lack of social and affordable housing in Sligo. There are 1,100 people on the waiting list, with only 65-85 houses available.

    While Nigel Gallagher from the party was there as part of the Still Waiting campaign, which is calling for a one-tier health system.

  • The country's nurses and midwives will strike for 24 hours on Wednesday January 30th.

    40,000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will undertake the action after members voted in favour of strike action by 95 percent.

    If their dispute with the government goes unresolved, there will be further 24-hour stoppages on February 5th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th.

    The strikes centre on low wages as well as recruitment and retention problems.

    The Government has ruled out granting the 12 percent pay rise sought by nurses and says there would be knock on claims across the public sector.

  • One case of meningitis has been confirmed in the HSE West region during the past week.

    Nationally, there has been a marked increase over the last fortnight in meningitis cases, with 11 cases notified since the last week in December, while three patients diagnosed with meningitis have since died.

    Dr Aine McNamara, a specialist in public health medicine with the HSE West, is urging parents of young children and teenagers to ensure their sons and daughters have received all of the meningitis vaccinations.

    She says people should also be aware of the symptoms, which include fever, vomiting, a dislike of bright lights and a rash that does not fade when pressed with a glass.

     

  • 623 people are on trolleys in hospitals across the country today. 

    That includes 32 patients at Sligo University Hospital, 29 at University Hospital Galway, 4 at Mayo University Hospital and 4 at Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe.

    According to the INMO, the worst affected is Cork University Hospital with 58 people waiting on beds. 

    It's followed by University Hospital Limerick where 55 patients are on trolleys.

  • Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association  will strike next month in an escalating campaign of industrial action in their dispute over pay and staff shortages.

    The psychiatric nurses will initially refuse to work overtime on 31st January, or on 5th, 6th and 7th February.

    They will then escalate their industrial action to full strikes on 12, 13, and 14 February.

    95% of PNA members rejected government proposals to address recruitment and retention issues among nurses.

    This follows confirmation earlier this week from the  INMO that they will strike for 24 hours on 30 January, as well as the 5, 7, 12, 13 and 14 February unless their pay demands are addressed.