Archive for the ‘Baby’ Category

From colds to a vomiting bug: how to treat common winter illnesses

We’re well into the sniffly season, where it seems that those pesky winter illnesses are continually doing the rounds! We take a look at four of the most common winter illnesses and how to treat them. Colds Forget about visiting the doctor – colds and mild flus are usually viral, so antibiotics are useless. They are incredibly […]

Celebrating World Prematurity Day

November 17th is World Prematurity Day, and we’re thinking about all the great work done in Ireland’s hospitals and neonatal units to help our most vulnerable newborns. Today, the event was marked by a special coffee morning in the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, which houses a special unit to care for these tiny babies. […]

New Vaccines: What you need to know

For babies born on or after 1st October 2016, the primary immunisation schedule has changed to include two new vaccines. Remember that all vaccines are free from your GP and protect against some potentially dangerous diseases, both in your own child and in those who cannot receive vaccines for medical reasons (herd immunity means that […]

All You Need To Know About The Flu Vaccine

All women pregnant during the flu season (October to April) should get the seasonal flu vaccine – here’s all you need to know… What is seasonal flu? We’re so used to people saying they have the flu when they have a cold that it can be hard to realise exactly how serious the flu really […]

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