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A yoga work­shop fo­cus­ing on self-care dur­ing the menopause will be held on Sun­day, July 22nd, 1pm-3.20pm at the El­bow Room, Stoney­bat­ter, Dublin. The class will of­fer tips to cope with hot flushes, in­som­nia and anx­i­ety. Book­ing on 086-2510856. deep­sleep­clinic.com

Re­searchers at Dublin City Univer­sity are cur­rently seek­ing peo­ple with autism and their fam­i­lies and car­ers to par­take in an EU study of autism spec­trum dis­or­ders. Re­searchers are keen to dis­cover the level of autism ser­vices for chil­dren and adults and the costs of liv­ing with autism. Email the prin­ci­pal in­ves­ti­ga­tor, Dr Mary Rose Sweeney, on mary­rose.sweeney@dcu.ie or by mo­bile 087-9290655 with any queries. as­deu.eu

A new pro­gramme of­fer­ing train­ing for women cur­rently based in the home to work in health­care, has been launched by Bal­ly­houra De­vel­op­ment. It is funded un­der the Pro­gramme for Equal­ity Learn­ing and In­clu­sion and aims to train women liv­ing in ru­ral ar­eas in Lim­er­ick and Cork to be­come car­ers, med­i­cal as­sis­tants, home­care and health­care sup­port work­ers.063-91300, bal­ly­hourade­vel­op­ment.com

The Ir­ish Med­i­cal Di­rec­tory 2017-2018 edi­tion has just been pub­lished. The book de­tails Ire­land’s hos­pi­tals, clin­ics, care cen­tres, phar­ma­cies and health ser­vices and pro­files more than 6,200 se­nior doc­tors in Ire­land in more than 50 spe­cial­i­ties. Costs ¤70 from imd.ie.

Two up­graded vi­sion as­sis­tance apps, Vi­aOpta Nav­i­ga­tor and Vi­aOpta Daily, have just been launched with the Na­tional Coun­cil for the Blind in Ire­land. Vi­aOpta Nav­i­ga­tor helps blind or vi­sion-im­paired peo­ple by pro­vid­ing di­rec­tions and alerts on junc­tions when walk­ing. Vi­aOpta Daily uses vo­cal cues and audi­ble tu­to­ri­als to help with ev­ery­day ac­tiv­i­ties.

PHO­TO­GRAPH: IAIN WHITE/FEN­NELL

Af­fidea, an in­de­pen­dent di­ag­nos­tic imag­ing provider, spon­sors the Ir­ish doc­tors’ foot­ball team for the World Med­i­cal Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship in Aus­tria this sum­mer. Pic­tured are play­ers Dr David Gildea; Dr Ro­nan McDer­mott, ra­di­a­tion on­col­ogy at St Luke’s; Dr Pa­trick O’Connor, anaes­thet­ics, St Vin­cent’s, David Har­ri­son, a GP in Roscom­mon; and Dr Kerry O’Con­nell, a GP in Dublin.

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