Wrestling with restless legs

Medical Matters Discomfort in the legs is not an uncommon complaint encountered by older adults and can significantly affect quality of life. Restless leg syndrome can occur at any age but is more common as one gets older. It’s characterised by an uncomfortable sensation that results in an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. This…

A vaccine that outweighs the risks

Medical Matters Over one billion people globally have now received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine. While this may sound encouraging, it only represents about 14% of the world’s population with notable differences in vaccine roll out by country. Israel now takes the place at the top of league table with over 50%…

Tips to address acid reflux

Medical Matters One of the most commonly prescribed medications in Ireland are proton pump inhibitors which are used in the treatment of acid reflux and peptic ulcers. In fact, up to 20% of adults suffer with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) which appears to be increasing in prevalence and is more common in those of older…