THERE’s a bit of fitness theme running through this week’s offering. Fitness…with a twist!
Many Irish ‘fun runners’ are now turning to Over-The-Counter painkillers to help them get their training sessions in. The problem is this could be causing long-term joint and organ difficulties down the road. We have the tale of caution!
Still on the issue of painkillers, a new study has found that parents are giving OCT drugs to their children in an inappropriate manner – and there have been calls to regulate this particular aspect of self-medication by involving pharmacists more.
If you want to get more out of your training sessions, you should consider stretching. We have the thoughts of expert Ciaran Aherne on the subject. And when it comes to kids’ fitness, you can’t beat the old bouncy castle. Right? Well, new figures to hand show that the amount of injuries kids are suffering as a result of bouncy castle accidents is on the increase. We show you how to maximise the fun while limiting the damage.
The issue of vaccination has been on the agenda of late; we take a look behind the scenes of a manufacturing plant and learn about the safety precautions that are in place. And we also hear from Dr Ray Walley on the IMO’s plans to streamline the vaccination system in Ireland.
The Irish ME/CFS Association is running a series of meeting around the country this week. We hear what’s on the agenda and talk to some of the people who are managing with the condition.
And we also hear about a new natural product designed to beat the Baby Blues – and its available right here in Ireland. We talk to the doctor behind the initiative.
Enjoy the read.