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Food for thought for exams

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Eamonn Brady is a pharmacist and the owner of Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse St, Mullingar. Tel 0449334591. If you have any health questions e-mail them to info@whelehans.ie With Junior and Leaving Cert starting this week, here are some diet tips to make the most of your study days and exam performance. When studying and facing into exams, energy levels are important. Oatmeal it releases energy slowly. Therefore, porridge is an ideal start to your day as you are less likely to get hungry before lunch and you should not have an energy lull. Coffee stimulates the mind and makes us more...

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Fungal Nail infection

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Eamonn Brady is a pharmacist and the owner of Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse St, Mullingar. If you have any health questions e-mail them to info@whelehans.ie   Question Part of my large toenail on one foot has turned yellow over the last 6 months. My wife thinks it is a fungal nail infection. Sean, Mullingar   Response  Approximately half of nail problems are due to a fungal infection. Fungal nail infection is about four times more common in toenails than fingernails and can involve all or part of the nail, including the nail plate, nail-bed and root of the nail. The chances...

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Holistic Therapy & Stress Management

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Holistic Therapy is principally a form of healing, treating the body as a whole; mind, body and spirit. It is a way of bringing about balance in the entire body. Holistic Therapy involves examining the root cause of the condition, as well as alleviating the symptoms, working at many levels, helping the client overcome physical, emotional and mental issues. It may help to boost the immune system, eliminate toxins, improve sleep patterns, increase energy levels, induce relaxation, relieve stress and anxiety and to balance the body bringing about homeostasis. Stress has a huge negative impact on our health- 80% of...

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Can regular walking reduce dementia risk?

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Eamonn Brady is a pharmacist and the owner of Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse St, Mullingar. If you have any health questions e-mail them to info@whelehans.ie A new American study reported in the Guardian in 2014 indicateed that regular brisk walks can slow down the shrinking of the brain associated with old age, thus benefiting mental ability. A study found that people aged 60 to 80 who took a short walk three times a week over a year long period had an increase in size of brain regions linked to planning and memory. The walking stimulated an increase in size of the...

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Parkinson’s Disease- Non Drug treatment options

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Eamonn Brady is a pharmacist and the owner of Whelehans Pharmacy, Pearse St, Mullingar. If you have any health questions e-mail them to info@whelehans.ie This is the concluding part of my series of articles on Parkinson’s disease. Last week I discussed medication.   A physiotherapist can advise and help with movement. They will concentrate on posture, walking and exercises, thus maximising the length the person can move and manage independently. An occupational therapist can advise on areas that will make the person’s day to day living easier to manage and will advise on home adaptations and devices which can simplify...

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