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Story ideas for Monday 31st August 2015

August 31, 2015 Posted in : Childcare, Children, IPU, Irish Pharmacy Union, Medicine

Story Idea: School environment increases kids chances of becoming sick
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacy & Medicine) President of the Irish Pharmacy Union.                       
The Hook:
 With Schools returning children are more likely to be susceptible to the common flu and tummy bug; the typical child expecting to get 3 to 8 common colds a year and 2 to 3 bouts of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) a year. It is a sure thing that parents will be treating their children for minor ailments during the course of the school year. That’s why Pharmacists have issued some practical tips for parents for this school year. President of the Irish Pharmacy Union, Kathy Maher, is available for comment on tips for kids well-being.

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Story ideas for every day of the week: 31st August – 4th September 2015

August 31, 2015 Posted in : Appointments, CBRE, Childcare, Children, Dublin, Dublin Town, Exercise, Food for Health Ireland, Health, Healthy Living, Heart, IPU, Irish Pharmacy Union, Property Market, Schools

Monday 31st August 2015

Story Idea: School environment increases kids chances of becoming sick
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacy & Medicine) President of the Irish Pharmacy Union.                       
The Hook:
 With Schools returning children are more likely to be susceptible to the common flu and tummy bug; the typical child expecting to get 3 to 8 common colds a year and 2 to 3 bouts of viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) a year. It is a sure thing that parents will be treating their children for minor ailments during the course of the school year. That’s why Pharmacists have issued some practical tips for parents for this school year. President of the Irish Pharmacy Union, Kathy Maher, is available for comment on tips for kids well-being.

Notable Events for Monday 31st

* Rowing World Championships are taking place in France
* Social Justice Ireland will launch the National Social Monitor 2015 today
* On this day in 2006, Edvard Munch’s famous painting “The Scream” is recovered in a raid
* CSO: Milk Statistics July 2015

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Story Idea For Monday 13th July

July 13, 2015 Posted in : Asthma, Hay Fever, IPU, Pharmacy

Story Idea: Pharmacists warn that hay fever is a significant trigger for asthma
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacies and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.

The Hook: Pharmacists are warning asthma sufferers that hay fever is a significant trigger for asthma and to be aware of the particular allergens that affect them and, where possible, try to avoid them.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 13th – 17th July 2015

July 13, 2015 Posted in : Alltech, Animal Nutrition, Asthma, Asthma Society of Ireland, Budget15, CSO, Entrepreneurship, Europe, European Parliament, Genealogy, Hay Fever, IPU, Irish Pharmacy Union, Pharmacy

Monday 13th July 2015

Story Idea: Pharmacists warn that hay fever is a significant trigger for asthma
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacies and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.      

The Hook: Pharmacists are warning asthma sufferers that hay fever is a significant trigger for asthma and to be aware of the particular allergens that affect them and, where possible, try to avoid them. Pharmacists are also advising asthma sufferers to ensure they carry their inhaler at all times and use it as prescribed. Please contact Kathy Maher for further information. (more…)

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Story Idea for Wednesday 8th July

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Health, IPU, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Stories

Story Idea: New Study shows Pharmacists are key to helping patients with chronic disease adhere to medicines

Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacies and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.

The Hook: Pharmacists can play a key role in helping patients with chronic diseases adhere to medicines, which can result in significant improvements to health outcomes, the findings of an exciting new community pharmacy based pilot study published recently reveals.Medication non-adherence, where patients fail to take their medicines or fail to take them correctly, can result in poorer health outcomes for patients, with increased hospitalisations, premature death and increased costs and medicines wastage to the health system.

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Story Ideas For Every Day Of The Week 6th July – 10th July 2015

July 6, 2015 Posted in : Agriculture, Air Pollution, Alltech, Business, EPA, EuroComm, Europe, Experts, Farming, Galzacs, Galzacs Guide, Galzacs15, Global Warming, Health, Homelessness, Housing, IPU, Ireland, Our experts in the media, Renting, Science, Simon Community, Stories, Teagasc, UCC

Monday 6th July 2015

Story Idea: Market rents and rent supplement – the growing gap
Expert: Niamh Randall
 (Expert in Homelessness & Housing Markets) Head of Policy & Communications / National Spokesperson, Simon Communities of Ireland.


The Hook: 
Just one in eight properties available to rent come within rent supplement limits, research from the Simon Communities in Ireland has found. The Locked Out of the Market study found that of the 1,150 properties available to rent during the three-day snapshot period just 138 were under rent supplement limits. (more…)

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Story ideas For Friday 3rd July 2015

June 29, 2015 Posted in : Health, IPU, Medicine, Pharmacy

Idea: Pharmacists warn of the dangers of buying medicines online
Expert: Kathy Maher (Expert in Pharmacies and Medicine) President, Irish Pharmacy Union.      
The Hook: Pharmacists have warned the public that they may be putting their health at serious risk if they buy prescribed medicines online or from unauthorised sources. Kathy Maher, President of the IPU and a community pharmacist, likened buying prescription medicines online or from an unauthorised source to “a blind tasting with potentially lethal consequences”.  (more…)

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