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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.