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The Irish Times - Tuesday - Health - - Health l Lifestyle - Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­times.com

■ A free pa­tient in­for­ma­tion evening for peo­ple liv­ing with blood cancer will be held in the Daven­port Ho­tel, Mer­rion Street Lower, Dublin to­mor­row at 6.30pm. Guest speak­ers in­clude: Eric Lowe, for­mer CEO of Myeloma UK and Rachel Fox, haema­tol­ogy nurse spe­cial­ist, Beau­mont Hospi­tal. cancer.ie/blood­cancer

■ This is Car­bon Monox­ide Aware­ness Week which is es­sen­tially an in­for­ma­tion cam­paign to raise aware­ness of the dan­gers of car­bon monox­ide and high­light how you can pro­tect against it in your home. Car­bon monox­ide is of­ten known as the ‘silent killer’ be­cause it is colour­less, odour­less and very dif­fi­cult to de­tect. It can kill in less than three min­utes. car­bon­monox­ide.ie

■ Na­tional Fit­ness Day, which takes place on Septem­ber 29th, is a cel­e­bra­tion of the pos­i­tive im­pact fit­ness has on peo­ple’s lives. It is or­gan­ised by Ire­land Ac­tive, the representative body for over 200 leisure cen­tres, gyms, swim­ming pools, ed­u­ca­tion providers and out­door recre­ation fa­cil­i­ties. na­tion­al­fit­ness­day.ie ire­landac­tive.ie

■ Milli Hill, founder of the Pos­i­tive Birth Move­ment and au­thor of The Pos­i­tive Birth Book is the key­note speaker at the Mid­wives Sup­port­ing Mid­wives con­fer­ence on Septem­ber 29th in the Crown Plaza Ho­tel, Blan­chard­stown. mid­wivesire­land.ie

■ New par­ents keen to learn how to carry their ba­bies in a sling will be in­ter­ested in Baby­wear­ing

Baby­wear­ing Ire­land’s sixth ■ Wear a Hug Fair will be held on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1st: “Car­ry­ing ba­bies in slings is more than trans­port.”

Ire­land’s sixth Wear a Hug Fair on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1st from 10.30am-5pm in the Glen­royal Ho­tel in Maynooth, Co. Kil­dare. Nurse Méabh Lyons, who will speak at the fair, says, “car­ry­ing ba­bies in slings is more than trans­port. It is se­cu­rity, learn­ing, nur­tur­ing, com­fort and love. Car­ried ba­bies see, smell, hear and ex­pe­ri­ence the world as their par­ents do. They re­ceive con­stant re­as­sur­ance from their par­ents.” wear­ahug­fair.ie baby­wearingire­land.ie

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