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In this weeks Examiner - ignore the fake news - get the best advice on COVID-19 and Ibuprofen from a qualified pharmacist

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COVID 19 is bad enough, don’t let fake news make it worse  Advice about COVID 19 and Ibuprofen from a Pharmacist    Most of us have seen the fake news going around (mainly WhatsApp) regarding Coronavirus (COVID 19). Concerns around anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen The most damaging type of fake news is the ones purporting to be from health experts giving “health advice” on Social Media. Relating to ibuprofen risk for COVID 19, Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer of the HSE explains "the general consensus is that there is no data to support this contention at this stage and this...

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Concerned about Coronavirus? Looking for accurate information? In todays Examiner, Eamonn deals with some of the myths around COVID-19

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Myth busters   This week I bust some myths around coronavirus.   Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus? No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself, frequently wash them with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub.   How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus? It takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected with coronavirus to become sick and develop a fever, so thermal scanners cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with...

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In this weeks Examiner, some great advice and tips on how to slow down skin aging

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Slowing down skin aging   Protect your skin from the sun Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) rays are the main cause of skin ageing and skin cancer. Sunburn massively increases the risk of skin cancer, so protect your skin against sun damage at any age, but take special care with babies, children and young people. To reduce aging and damage from the sun: spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm cover up with clothes, a hat and sunglasses use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 It is good however to spend some time in sunlight,...

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Concerned about Coronavirus? - In this weeks Examiner and Topic, Eamonns advice covers everything you need to know to allay any fears or concerns you might have concerning this growing global health issue

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Coronavirus Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory illness. This strain has not previously been seen in humans and first presented in the Wuhan region of China in December 2019. The advice below is based on the HSE’s guidance and is correct at the time of writing (14/02/20).   Risk of catching coronavirus As I write this article (February 14th), there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland. The risk of getting coronavirus in Ireland is low. If there is a case here, health authorities will try to contact anyone who has been in contact with the infected person....

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On World Mental Health Day, Eamonn's extensive article examines a variety of alternative approaches at a local level, to helping those with mental health challenges

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An alternative approach to helping mental health problems at a local level     Medication or hospital treatment is not always the best choice for mental health difficulties   Medication such as anti-depressants has and will continue to play an important role in the treatment of mental health difficulties such as depression. The National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE) is the main advisory body to the NHS in the UK. NICE determines health and clinical policy in the UK and is an internationally renowned organisation. NICE does not advise the routine use of medication for milder mental health difficulties such...

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