All you need to know about fungal nail infections

20/06/2019

Fungal infection of the nails is a common condition worldwide It can be diagnosed by your GP These fungal infections are also known as onychomycosis or tinea unguium Signs At first you may just see a spot of discolouration (whitish to yellow-brown) at the tip of your nail, and without treatment it will eventually spread The affected nail can become thickened, splits and crumbles If left...

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10 Sun Safety Top Tips You Need To Know Now

26/05/2019

First published June 2017; updated May 2019 Before you pack up the family or jet away to sunnier climes, spare a thought for your vulnerable skin! Most people living in Ireland have skin type 1 or 2 which means they are particularly at risk from too much sun exposure Did you know that too much sun leads to skin ageing, including wrinkles and unsightly spots, or that you can get sunburnt on a...

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Slip, Slop, Slap, Slide, Seek – the 5 ‘Ss’ of Sun Safety!

26/05/2019

First published June 2017; updated May 2019 5 ESSENTIALS TO PACK FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS Sunscreen: choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen (offering both UVA and UVB protection), with a SPF of at least 30+ for adults and 50+ for children, and which is water-resistant Sun-protective clothing that is dark and tightly woven (when you hold it up to the light, you shouldn't see any light coming...

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Video: “Skin Matters” Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Panel Discussion Published

11/03/2019

The ISF, supported by AbbVie, held the first-of-its-kind “Skin Matters” meeting and webinar on the evening of 1 November 2018 in Dublin’s Chocolate Factory for people with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) The main element of the event was a panel discussion lead by two HS patient advocates, Suzanne Moloney and Barry McGrath, Consultant Dermatologist Dr Anne Marie Tobin, and GP Dr...

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Dundalk Institute of Technology Health Fair

23/01/2019

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) held their inaugural Health Fair on January 23rd The aim of the event was ‘Health promotion in this setting, has the potential to impact future life and health outcomes of its campus community members and society as a whole Events such as the health fair can influence health-related knowledge, health beliefs and attitudes, and set patterns for health...

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SIVUH Dermatology Conference, Brookfield Health Science Complex, UCC

18/01/2019

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital held a dermatology conference on Wednesday January 9 in the Brookfield Health Sciences complex, University College Cork The conference covered a broad range of topics reflecting some of the work of the dermatology department and included talks on psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, MOHs...

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SIVUH announces Dermatology Conference 2019

20/11/2018

  South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH), Cork City, has announced an exciting line-up for its Dermatology Conference, Wednesday 9 January 2019 For booking information please contact Julianne O’Callaghan, Senior Library Assistant: library@sivuhie Outline of Conference Speakers & Topics: Welcome: Ms Ruth Lernihan, Director of Nursing Psychological Impact...

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Healthy Ireland consultation on skin cancer prevention plan

20/11/2018

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland Yet in most cases, it is preventable and early detection leads to better outcomes With rates projected to treble over the next 25 years, how can this trend be reversed Government-led approach to skin cancer prevention Healthy Ireland (HI) is the national framework for action to improve the health and well-being of people living in Ireland HI,...

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A ‘Thank you’ to Bernie and Peter Rice, and The Melanoma Trust

15/11/2018

The Irish Skin Foundation (ISF) would like to extend a big thank you to Bernie and Peter Rice with the help of the Parent’s Association of Scoil Riada, Kilcock, Co Kildare for their generous donation to the ISF  The ISF will ensure both donations are used to support the Protect & Inspect skin cancer awareness campaign The Rice family set up the Sharon Rice O'Beirne Melanoma Trust...

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Treat psoriasis seriously: our lives depend on it

26/10/2018

International call to action for World Psoriasis Day 29 October October 29 is World Psoriasis Day and this year the ISF is supporting the call of the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) to Treat Psoriasis Seriously Psoriasis as a serious, chronic and non-communicable disease (NCDs) in itself, but there are a number of other conditions (called co-morbidities) that are...

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The ISF at Europe’s Largest Outdoor Event, The National Ploughing Championships

12/10/2018

  The 87th National ploughing championships were hosted for a third consecutive year at the same location, Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from the 18th to the 21st of September For the first time in its 87 year history, day 2 of the championships had to be closed to the public as storm Ali brought gusts of almost 100km/h to the site However, on the days that were open, a team of...

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Eczema Expert 2018

12/10/2018

To mark national eczema week this year, 15-23rd September, we held our third annual public meeting in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, in Dublin on the 29th of September for those with or caring for someone with eczema Attendees travelled from all parts of the country, including Mayo, Leitrim, Donegal, Galway, Laois, Dublin and Wicklow The meeting provided an opportunity for the attendees to meet...

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