Galway surgeons claim drugs to prevent stroke increase risk
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Two Galway-based consultants have compiled a report which reveals that using statins drugs to prevent stroke or a heart attack could prove a risk to some groups.
Consultant vascular and endovascular surgeons at University Hospital Galway, Sherif Sultan and Niamh Hynes carried out the research.
The consultants’ paper, called ‘The Ugly Side of Statins’ is published in the Journal of Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases.
The research states that statins, which are one of the world’s most prescribed drugs, could increase the risk of diabetes and cataracts in young people.
It says the drugs can also cause an increased risk of cancer in elderly people.
They add that there has ‘actually been active discouragement to publish any negative studies on statins’, which is a 20-billion a year industry.
Galway Labour Councillor calls for Government to pass emergency legislation on the eviction ban
The Labour Party have confirmed to Galway Bay FM News that they will table a motion of no confidence in the Government on Wednesday next if emergency legislation on the eviction ban is not passed.
Legislation has been drafted that would extend the eviction ban and Labour leader Ivana Bacik has written to the Taoiseach asking if he would take it on as a government bill as only the government can pass emergency legislation to extend the ban on evictions in time for 1st April.
Councillor Neil McNelis told Galway Bay FM News that the party will support the Sinn Fein Motion that is to be brought before the Dáil this week.
However, if the Government does not act on the emergency legislation, he also confirmed that a motion of no confidence will tabled on Wednesday
He added that the ending of the Eviction Ban will be catastrophic for thousands of households.
Galway students to represent Ireland at global invention competition next month
A team, which includes two Galway students will represent Ireland at a global design and invention competition next month.
ATU Galway biomedical student Xing Ying Chuang and University of Galway Postgraduate student, Temis Ranjan, are two members of the winning ‘Power Up’ team.
Their invention is a clean energy generator system which can light up 250 bulbs in one hour.
The ‘Invent for the Planet’ competition involved 29 universities across 22 locations, and five teams will go forward to the final in Texas in April.
Pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination available in Carraroe Health Centre on Wednesday.
On Wednesday 22nd March 2023 a Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic will be available in Carraroe Health Centre, Main St., Barraderry, Carraroe, Galway H91 X6V9 from 9am to 11am. This will be a walk in clinic, you do not need to book an appointment but appointments are also available online if you wish to book one.
Please bring photo ID.
With a number of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, in circulation in the community, the HSE are highlighting the importance of eligible people availing of COVID-19 vaccinations to protect themselves and those around them from serious COVID-19 illness.
You can check the number of COVID-19 vaccines you have already received and the date of your last COVID-19 vaccine on your digital COVID-19 certificate.
All people in the 18-49 years age group are eligible for their second COVID-19 booster, provided it is six months since their last vaccine or since they had a COVID-19 infection.
To book your vaccination
- Go to a walk-in COVID-19 booster clinic
- Book a COVID-19 booster appointment online at HSE vaccination clinics
- Get your COVID-19 booster vaccine at a participating pharmacy, check the list of pharmacies or your GP