Vitamins and nutrition in pregnancy

There are some vitamins and minerals that are especially important and you should take care that you are including them in your daily meals. Of course we all know that a healthy balanced diet is the best way to get the necessary vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to sustain a healthy pregnancy. But…

Summer Sun – not always fun!

Summer Sun – not always fun! We all need sunshine in our lives and every day it lifts our spirits.  The sun brings out the smile in many of us that has been hidden for long winter months.  It is heart-warming to enjoy the long evenings, even if the kids won’t go to bed!  The…

Hay fever – hints and tips

Along with the sunshine comes an unwelcome condition for many adults and children.  Hay fever is a common allergic condition that affects up to one-in-five people at some point in their life. The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Pollen is a fine powder released by…

Menopause and Peri-Menopause

Menopause and Peri-Menopause The menopause is not an illness. Today I will talk a little about the period of a lady’s life that poses lots of challenging changes – just when you think you have it all sorted!  This is part 1 of 2 articles to cover this extensive topic.  Any questions, please email me…

Are you worried about CHOLESTEROL?

Today, I cover an area that many people find creeps up on them before they know it.  Cholesterol is a confusing issue and it’s really important to keep an eye on your levels and know what to do about the bad fat coursing around your veins. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that occurs naturally in…

Live your best life – try Oxylent today

  (Glenn Nolan, MPSI, Pharmacist in Grants Pharmacy, Rafter Street, Enniscorthy writes for us today.) Whether you work hard or play hard your body needs nourishment. Don’t let dehydration, fatigue or a weakened immune system hold you back. Our bodies require various vitamins, minerals and electrolytes to help you perform to your best. Finally a…

Meningitis – Get the Facts

The HSE is warning parents and the general public to be vigilant following three meningitis deaths in Ireland in recent weeks.  Parents are advised to check their children have been vaccinated against the illness, as it poses a serious risk to children and adolescents. Eleven cases have been notified to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre…

Christmas Opening Hours

** CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS ** St. Aidans Shopping Centre, WEXFORD Sunday 23rd:  9am to 5pm Christmas Eve: 8.30am to 4pm Re-Open Thursday 27th December: 10am to 5pm The Duffry, ENNISCORTHY Sunday 23rd 9am to 5pm Christmas Eve: 8.30am to 4pm Re-Open Thursday 27th December: 10am to 1pm Rafter Street, ENNISCORTHY Sunday 23rd 12pm to 5pm  …

Parkinson’s Disease

  Parkinson’s Disease   We’ve all heard of Parkinson’s Disease but not many of us know much about it.  Today we will discover a bit about the condition that is affecting more of us as our population grows older. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition, resulting from the death of dopamine containing cells…

Hemp (CBD) Oil

      Hemp (CBD) Oil What is it? Hemp and Cannabis (or Marijuana) come from the same plant, Cannabis Sattiva, and contain groups of chemical compounds called cannabinoids. The main active ingredient in Cannabis is a cannabinoid known as THC (delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is psychoactive and causes mind-altering effects. Cannabis farmers have created hybrids…