Common Sense Medicine Blog

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Itchy Head Lice

Urban legends tend to associate head lice with dirty hair and neglect. The truth is that those pesky bugs don’t respect a clean head of hair either. Anybody can get them if they are...

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Mental Health in Young Males

Talking about and admitting to mental illness is something that we shouldn’t be ashamed of. It shouldn’t hide in the shadows. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 35 in...

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Medicinal Cannabis – Is it Useful?

Anyone who has listened to those currently using cannabis as pain relief probably thinks that their arguments and stories are persuasive. However, there is no scientific evidence that medicinal cannabis has any benefits. That...

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New Year Smoking Cessation

It’s New Year’s resolution time and the perfect time of the year to break your habit. There are so many risks associated with smoking. It’s the prime cause of lung cancer but is also...

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Abortion Aftercare in Ireland

Every day, around 10 Irish women travel to England for an abortion. Their reasons for terminating their pregnancies all vary but their reason for travelling doesn’t. It’s important that we all know what the...

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Why You Should Get the Flu Vaccine

  Influenza is a viral illness that comes around almost every year. Symptoms include runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, headaches, cough, lethargy and high fever. Symptoms hit suddenly and severely, and it’s highly...

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The Truth About Weight Loss

People often believe that they have a problem with their metabolism that is causing them to retain or gain weight. Unfortunately the sad truth is that that weight loss is hard and that metabolic...