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As a Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at NUI Galway, President of the Irish Pain Society, and leader of a research group with a focus for over 16 years on cannabinoids, cannabis-based medicines and the endocannabinoid system, I have followed, with interest, the recent passing of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill within Dáil Éireann.
Shingles Winter 2016 Press Release:
Press Release: New Irish research shows lack of shingles knowledge among older adults
· Only 20% of adults in Ireland over 50 are well informed on shingles
· 20% of adults in Ireland over 50 have developed shingles 1
November is International Nerve Pain Awareness Month for people living with Neuropathic Pain. The campaign uses NERVEmber™ to create awareness for over 150 conditions that have nerve pain as a symptom. The International Pain Foundation host the OFFICIAL NERVEmber campaign every year and since it’s inception tens of thousands of nerve pain patients and organisations have signed on to help promote NERVEmber. Chronic Pain Ireland is proud to support this Campaign.
What are you doing this October Bank Holiday Weekend? Why not come along to the Castleknock Art Group's 7th Art and Craft Exhibition in the Castleknock Parish Centre (C. of ireland), Main St, Castleknock, Dublin 15 from 29th to 31st of October. Showcasing many artist's paintings, it's an ideal opportunity to purchase a unique piece of art, to visit the many craft stalls displaying a wide range of Irish hand crafted items or simply sit and chat in their coffee shop while enjoying tasty home bakes. So if you are out an about over the bank holiday please call in.
Since 2001, the month of September in the US has been declared “Pain Awareness Month”. Here in Chronic Pain Ireland (CPI) we also dedicate this month to raising awareness of chronic pain. We campaign for better services, improved resources and the need for more support services for people living with this condition.
CPI is part of an ongoing campaign mypainfeelslike which aims to raise awareness amongst the general population, medical practitioners and policy makers www.mypainfeelslike.ie