Health Centre

Your baby’s health is most important. maternity & infant’s Health Centre has advice on those everyday baby issues colic, nappy rash and cradle cap to the more serious matters, what to expect from your Public Health Nurse and how to get an appointment with a specialist health professional.


Latest Health Centre Posts

Everything you need to know about Cradle Cap

What is it? If your baby’s scalp is dry and flaking like dandruff, or there are yellowish, oily crusting patches occurring, then she most likely has cradle cap. Known also as infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis, it is a very common ailment for most babies. Where does it occur? You can notice the signs of cradle cap most […]

What effect does breastfeeding have on diabetes?

Scientists analysed data from a major investigation of heart disease risk factors. The data showed that mothers who breastfeed for at least six months, have half the chance of developing late-onset diabetes than mothers who don’t. The study Researchers too data from approximately 5000 adults aged 18 – 30. In this group, the women who breastfed […]

HSE health warning as measles outbreak in UK

Irish parents are being warned to check their children’s MMR vaccines are up to date a measles outbreak occurs in Leeds and Liverpool. There is an outbreak of measles in both Leeds and Liverpool. This infectious viral illness is easily spread and can lead to complications. Ask your GP about the vaccine if you, or […]

This wearable device could prevent cot death

Graphene is a wearable sensor in the form of a soother that tracks a baby’s vital signs. By tracking vitals like heart rate and breathing, Graphene could help prevent cot death. How does it work? The technology uses liquid-based sensors which contain an emulsion made from graphene, water, and oil, which conducts electricity. The material is […]

5 things to know about Googling your symptoms

We’re all guilty of consulting Googling our symptoms when we are sick. But could the information we find on the internet actually be bad for us? Dr Nicola Davies looks at the rise in popularity of e-health in Ireland. It’s 5am in the morning and your eight-month-old is screaming. 20 years ago, you might have […]

Aussie flu outbreak claims first lives in Ireland

Experts are warning that Ireland could be facing the worst flu outbreak that Ireland has seen in fifty years. Until last week there had been no deaths in the country from flu this winter, but now the HSE reports that a small number – less than 10 – of deaths have been reported. Healthcare practitioners […]

3 things to expect from the Public Health Nurse

When it comes to development issues, your public health nurse can be a great source of information and help. You can expect a visit or a phone call from your Local Public Health Nurse when your baby only a few days old! Here’s an outline of what to expect from your public health nurse. What […]

Tips to treat a cold or a flu while pregnant

It’s definitely that time of year again with some of us in m&i HQ coming down with colds and touches of flu. While plenty of rest, a painkiller and hot drinks will usually have you feeling right as rain in a few days, the same can’t be said for women who are pregnant. What’s the […]

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