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Story idea for Friday 4th December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Air Pollution, Health, Ireland, UCC

Friday 4th December 2015

Story Idea: Cork water has its environmental problems and so does its air

Expert: John Sodeau (Expert in Air Pollution) Professor of Physical Chemistry, UCC.

The Hook: The real-time levels of harmful airborne particulate matter are not measured or known in Cork. This lack of monitoring puts Ireland outside of EU Directives and will lead to direct health consequences for the at-risk population such as asthmatics, diabetic women, young children and those with heart problems. (more…)

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Story idea for Monday 30th November

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Health, Humanitarian Aid, MSF, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 30th November 2015

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland launches 2016 marketing plans

Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Media and Public Relations Manager,Tourism Ireland.

The Hook: Tourism Ireland will launch details of its marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2016 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe and tourism industry leaders from around the country. (more…)

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Story Ideas for every day of the week: 30th November-4th December

November 30, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Childcare, Children, Early Childhood Care, Experts, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, Housing, Humanitarian Aid, Irish Green Building Council, MSF, Start Strong

Monday 30th November 2015

Story Idea: Tourism Ireland launches 2016 marketing plans

Expert: Sinead Grace (Expert in Tourism and Communications) Media and Public Relations Manager,Tourism Ireland.

The Hook: Tourism Ireland will launch details of its marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2016 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe and tourism industry leaders from around the country. (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 20th November 2015

November 16, 2015 Posted in : Children, Dublin, ECT, Employment, Health, Mental Health, Mental Health Commission

Friday 20th November 2015

Story Idea: How can ECT (electro convulsive therapy) still be given to “unwilling” people?
Expert: Dr Darius Whelan (Expert in Mental Health) Senior Lecturer in Law, UCC.
The Hook: Recent statistics from the Mental Health Commission show that use of ECT (electro convulsive therapy) in Ireland is on the increase. ECT can be administered without consent in some cases. (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 13th November 2015

November 9, 2015 Posted in : Depression, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Mental Health, World Diabetes Day

Friday 13th November 2015

Story Idea: Are Diabetes And Depression Linked?
Expert: Dr. Pradeep K Chadha 
(Expert in Mental Health) Psychiatrist/Psychotherapist & stress management consultant, BR Clinic Ltd.
The Hook: 
Depression and Diabetes may have an association. Depressed people are more likely to have diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as compared to others. (more…)

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Story ideas for Tuesday 3rd November 2015

November 2, 2015 Posted in : BR Clinic Ltd, Galzacs15, Health, Healthy Living, Mental Health

Story Idea: Emotional health is mental health 
Expert: Dr. Pradeep K Chadha 
(Expert in Mental Health) Psychiatrist/Psychotherapist & stress management consultant, BR Clinic Ltd.                         
The Hook: 
If you know the secret to emotional health, you know how to maintain mental health. Emotional health is about the ability to “process” emotions. Anger and Fear are two emotions that are related to “fight and flight” response in stress situations. These emotions are mediated by hormones like noradrenaline and cortisol. They also increase the body’s energy. What and how you do with that energy is what determines your mental health. If you “spend” that energy constructively, you are more likely to be mentally healthy.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 2nd-6th November 2015

November 2, 2015 Posted in : BR Clinic Ltd, CBRE, Childcare, Children, Health, Mortgage Brain Ireland, Property Market, Start Strong, Tourism, Tourism Ireland

Monday 2nd November 2015

Story Idea: Ireland’s tourism drive for 2016 kicks off at world’s largest travel fair
Expert: Sinead Grace 
(Tourism & Communications) Media & Public Relations Manager, Tourism Ireland.                        
The Hook: 
Ireland’s tourism drive for 2016 kicks off today (Monday, 2 November) at the world’s largest travel fair – World Travel Market in London.

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Experts in the Media 5th October – 9th October

October 14, 2015 Posted in : Asthma, Asthma Society of Ireland, Charity, DAA, Emergency Services, Experts in the Media, Health, Ireland, Medicine

Our experts made the news across a wide variety of genres last week, offering their knowledge and insights across the nation’s media outlets. The RTÉ Nine O’ Clock News, The Herald and TV3 News are just a few of the media outlets that have featured our experts in recent days.

Galzac experts provided commentary on a wide range of topics including the airstrike on an MSF hospital to depression in asthma sufferers.

Our goal is to highlight the media coverage our experts have received every week. Here are just a few examples of our experts in the media last week: (more…)

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Story ideas for Friday 9th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : BR Clinic Ltd, Health, Healthy Living

Story Idea: Emotional wellness – key to mental health
Expert: Dr Pradeep K Chadha 
(Expert in Mental Health) Psychiatrist/ Psychotherapist & Stress Management Consultant, BR Clinic Ltd.                              
The Hook: Human body, by nature, is emotionally expressive. Stress results from build up of emotional tension, from anger and fear, which disturbs the body’s chemistry. It causes depression, anxiety, traumatic stress and addictions. Emotional expression is the nature’s answer to mental health. There is research that backs it up.

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Story ideas for Thursday 8th October 2015

October 5, 2015 Posted in : Food for Health Ireland, Food Science, Health, Healthy Living, University Limerick

Story Idea: Recovery strategies for Irish rugby players during the Word Cup
Expert: Dr Brian Carson (Expert in Exercise and Nutrition) Programme Manager, University of Limerick/ Food for Health Ireland.                             
The Hook: Athlete recovery during a tournament such as the Rugby World Cup can determine a team’s success. Joe Schmidt wants the best team available for selection for each game and that means his players can be required to be fit and fresh for a crucial encounter as little as only 3 days post their previous battle. Nutrition and sport science supported strategies are crucial to this endeavour and can dictate a team’s success at the tournament.

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