Rory Hafford leafs through Elizabeth Peyton-Jones’ new book Eat Yourself Young and gets pulled into the chapter on sugar. It’d make your teeth curl.
Archive for March, 2012
Thomas Wilson reports on moves by the Health Information and Quality Authority to make Ireland a safer place for our kids – with your help… WHEN it comes to the health of children, Ireland needs to significantly improve its protection and welfare services. That’s the word from Tracy Cooper, the Chief Executive of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), who is now looking to the public for their feedback and input on this important issue.
Thomas Wilson basks in the glorious month of March, but hears of warning tales about the effects of unseasonal heat…HELLO Mr Blue Skies! People all over the country are basking in a new glow, after a strange orb-like structure appeared in the normally cloudy, grey Irish heavens. On closer inspection, it turned out to be The Sun. Not only that, but it was also hot, hot, hot! Unaccustomed as we are to scorching months of March, the normally reserved Irish threw on the sandals and the white socks and ventured forth, frolicking on beaches and clinging to the side of mountains!
Health News Ireland looks at the safety measures that are in place for Irish footballers… IN light of the Fabrice Muamba cardiac incident in England two weeks ago (see: ‘Fabrice Muamba – How Could Something Like this Happen? March 20th), we decided to find out how we shape up in Ireland, if the same tragedy happened.
Rory Hafford investigates the delay in launching a powerful new medication in Ireland, despite its roll-out across Europe… THERE is a new drug on the market at the moment that fights the worst excesses of Multiple Sclerosis. It goes by the name Gilenya and the latest studies show that it is at least twice as effective as some treatments. So excited are physicians by the introduction of this new therapy that it has been launched, without delay, in countries right across the EU, including Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, France and Italy.