Category Archives: Bray Medical Centre News

Exercise – the Fountain of Youth !

Of mice and men – Researchers from Canada‚Äôs McMaster University have discovered that endurance exercise could halt, and even reverse the ageing process in a group of mice, even though they were genetically engineered to age faster. The study is … Continue reading

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What is the single best thing you can do for your health ?

We liked this clip from @docmikeevans – Prof of Family Medicine in Toronto. We think it’ll make you view your walking shoes in a more favourable light ! Link is here.

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Sports Drinks nonsense – stick to tap water this summer

The promoters of these high carbohydrate drinks would have us believe that drinking the correct fluids in ever increasing volumes is as important to our health as the exercise itself. BMJ.com exposes the bad science and misleading advertising here. When … Continue reading

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One for the weekend warriors – don’t stretch cold muscles

Stretching cold muscles is not only of no use, it actually increases post exercise muscle pain and injury rates. The “weekend warriors” amongst us can frequently be seen hopping out of the car pitch-side for the 5-a-side, doing some vigorous … Continue reading

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Measles Outbreak; keep your child safe from Measles this winter

As winter arrives it has brought a Measles outbreak. We are experiencing a surge in requests for emergency MMR vaccine booster shots. Measles can be a serious and life threatening illness, and importantly is completely preventable. Children should have one … Continue reading

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Two MMR shots needed for immunity

With a winter Measles outbreak expected, and outbreaks of Mumps annually in Universities we are advising everyone to get up-to-date with their MMR vaccine. One dose is given aged one, the second on starting school. If your children / students … Continue reading

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Winter flu vaccine available

Protect yourself and your family this winter by being vaccinated. Pregnant women, people with most chronic illnesses, morbid obesity and anyone over 65 are espicially at risk.. Influenza vaccine is now available in the practice; we are open from 8am … Continue reading

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Measles outreak in Europe

We are asking our patients to check that the kids’ vaccines are up to date before heading off to France or Spain this summer for a family holiday. The World Health Organisation has warned of an ongoing Measles Outbreak on … Continue reading

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Coeliac Disease

Coeliac Disease is a common and largely missed cause of abdominal pain, GI upset and fatigue. It is a genetic condition rendering the gut unable to process gluten, found in wheat. It is especially common in the Irish population, about … Continue reading

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Sleeping on left side in pregnancy best for baby

A New Zealand study has found that encouraging Mums-to-be to sleep on the left side in the last month of pregnancy is best for baby. It was found that positions other than the left were associated with an increased risk … Continue reading

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