Health & Fitness

Free mental health support for Galway LGBT+

Free mental health support for Galway LGBT+

Amach!LGBT Galway are launching a programme of workshops online to help the LGBT+ community in Galway look after their mental health. The series of workshops will begin on Wednesday, 4 November from 7pm-8pm, and will continue for six weeks. They will be facilitated by Dr. Ger McNamara, Clinical Psychologist. Launching the series of workshops, Helen Mortimer, […]

OPINION: ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown was an HIV hero

OPINION: ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown was an HIV hero

The ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV, has died at the age of 54, from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment. In 1995, Brown, an American, was diagnosed with HIV. Ten years later, he was found to separately have acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

US: Gay, lesbian, and bisexual at higher risk for migraines – study

US: Gay, lesbian, and bisexual at higher risk for migraines – study

Lesbian, gay and bisexual people are much more likely than straight people to get migraines, US research showed on Monday, indicating sexual orientation may be a risk factor for the painful and disabling headaches. Nearly one third of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) participants experienced migraines, 58% more than did heterosexual participants, in a survey by […]

LGBT+ Americans bear brunt of pandemic’s economic crash

LGBT+ Americans bear brunt of pandemic’s economic crash

Economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is having a harsher impact on LGBT+ Americans than on the general population, said a survey released on Friday, showing gay and trans people 30% more likely to have lost their jobs since May. LGBT+ employees are 20% more likely to have had hours reduced than their straight colleagues, […]

US: HRC and Lambda Legal Urge Protection of Postal Service

US: HRC and Lambda Legal Urge Protection of Postal Service

The Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal — two of [America’s] largest LGBTQ civil rights organisations — have sent a letter to Congress, urging passage of the Delivering for America Act, which will protect and strengthen the United States Postal Service. “The US Postal Service is a critical lifeline for so many in our communities […]

US: Still stigma around HIV study finds

US: Still stigma around HIV study finds

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe there is still stigma around HIV, while 59% think it is important to be careful around people who are HIV positive, a study published on Monday found. Half the 2,506 American adults questioned in the survey, for media advocacy group GLAAD and pharmaceutical company Gilead, felt knowledgeable about […]

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Michael Ryan, of the WHO, said world leaders “need to take a leaf out of the HIV/AIDS activist book” (Reuters) – Healthcare systems worldwide need to upgrade to control disease transmission, and cope with large numbers of sick people during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as future outbreaks, the head of the World Health […]

HIV patient in remission offers hope to millions

HIV patient in remission offers hope to millions

When Ash Kotak found out he was HIV-positive in 1993, the diagnosis was still a death sentence. “I was told to go off and have a good life on the assumption I would be dead in a few years,” the 54-year-old playwright, writer, and HIV/AIDS activist told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday.

WHO: HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies

WHO: HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies

(Reuters) – More than a third of the world’s countries say they are at risk of running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because of disruptions to supply lines and other problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Twenty-four out of those 73 nations have already reported critically low supplies […]

Facebook Live 6pm: NUI Galway on Support for Older Adults

Facebook Live 6pm: NUI Galway on Support for Older Adults

‘Hope in the Age of Dementia’ a new programme exploring international developments in dementia, includes NUI Galway research centre   Facebook Live Event to explore Issues facing older people in the age of COVID-19 A new documentary and a live event from NUI Galway aim to broaden the debate about the public policy options that […]