Galway Bay fm newsroom – A leading expert in the treatment of paediatric feeding problems in the U.S will tomorrow host a talk in the city for parents.
Dr. Keith Williams is visiting NUI Galway as part of the Fulbright Specialist Program.
Dr. Williams has been Director of the Penn State Children’s Hospital Feeding Programe for 21 years, where he works directly with families to support them with feeding problems.
He is a Professor of Paediatrics at the Penn State College of Medicine and a licenced psychologist.
Dr Williams is coming to Galway as a guest of The Applied Behaviour Research Clinic at NUI Galway.
In his talk entitled ‘Eating problems in children with autism’, Dr. Williams will focus on what the eating problems are, why they occur and practical strategies to address some of the problems.
The free talk will take place at 6 tomorrow evening at the School of Psychology at NUIG and pre-registration is required.
NUIG research finds high rate of kidney disease among adults with diabetes
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Researchers at NUIG have found that over 40% of patients attending a dedicated diabetes clinic had signs of established chronic kidney disease.
The study was carried out by academics at NUI Galway and clinicians at University Hospital Galway Diabetes Centre and involved more than 4,500 patients in the West.
The findings suggest that, despite careful medical management, a relatively high proportion of people with diabetes in Ireland will develop chronic kidney disease over time and are at risk of kidney failure and other complications.
Diabetes is now the number one cause of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure worldwide.
Professor Matthew Griffin, consultant at Galway University Hospitals and researcher in NUI Galway’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences said the study was based on the results of commonly-performed blood and urine tests.
He said the frequency of chronic kidney disease was higher in those with type 2 diabetes.
Garda investigation following road crash at Cloughanover
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are investigating following a single vehicle road crash which occurred on the N84 outside Headford at the weekend.
The incident took place at approximately 4am yesterday (June 13) when a vehicle crashed near a car dealership based in Cloughanover.
A number of parked vehicles at the dealership were damaged as a result of the collision.
The driver, a man aged in his early 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Garda investigations are ongoing.
Pilot Covid-19 antigen testing scheme begins at NUIG
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pilot scheme of rapid Covid-19 antigen testing is being introduced at NUI Galway and three other colleges.
The project, which will be called UniCov, will conduct a large-scale analysis of rapid testing technologies to support students returning to campus.
The scheme begins today at NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, and University College Cork.
Thousands of students and staff will participate in the study which will be optional.
It comes as Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris will bring a memo to Government tomorrow confirming a significant increase in on-site college activity from September.