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Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a major health concern for children in Ireland. Research indicates that one in four children in Ireland is now overweight or obese.   Children who are very overweight tend to grow up to obese adults, and this can lead to serious health conditions such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and some cancers …

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Asthma

Asthma is a very common condition in Ireland. In fact, Ireland has the fourth highest rate of asthma in the world.   Asthma is a narrowing of the airways so much so that it becomes difficult to breathe. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Many children with asthma experience mild symptoms that are …

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The Common Cold

Children are particularly prone to colds and flu as it takes time for their immune system to build up resistance to these viruses. Colds and flu can occur all year around, but are especially common during the winter months.   A cold can be very unpleasant for your child, but it usually clears up by …

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The Flu Vaccine

The flu (influenza) vaccine is a safe and effective way to protect your child from the influenza virus.   The flu is a highly infectious and acute respiratory (breathing) illness that is caused by the influenza virus. It affects people of all ages and commonly occurs during the winter months.   Although anyone can get …

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