first_imgNewsCommunitySinn Féin TD says ban on scramblers needed, as issues worsen during Covid-19 lockdownBy Cian Reinhardt – April 13, 2020 655 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Twitter Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Print WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Previous articleLimerick singer Cat Reynolds is Ever After HappyNext articlePublic asked to celebrate frontline workers with #MyHeroes campaign Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] TAGSanti social behaviourCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19News Maurice Quinlivan TDSCRAMBLERS need to be banned from Limerick’s housing estates because of the danger they pose to the public and are causing annoyance to local resident’s, Deputy Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin has said.The Sinn Féin Deputy says he has been contacted by “countless residents” across the city about the scourge of scramblers in Limerick’s estates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This issue isn’t new,” he said, “and Sinn Féin have previously brought forward legislation for them to be banned from being used on public land. Unfortunately, the government refused to act on this.“But now, as people are confined to their homes due to the Covid-19 lockdown, many are being subjected to constant noise and disruption from these scramblers. This is incredibly unfair especially when the extension of the lock down to May 5th at the very least.”The Limerick City TD believes the disruption caused by the scramblers is “adding to the challenge” parents have trying to keep their children inside and safe “when the children can look out the window and see others ignoring the public health advice and acting as if there is no pandemic”.“Also many elderly people are living in fear in their own communities,” said Deputy Quinlivan, “as they don’t want to venture outside for their bit of exercise within the 2km radius, when these people are on scramblers.“It’s already a difficult time for everyone, the last thing they want is this irritating and dangerous addition.“These scramblers are dangerous, extremely noisy and their use intimidates people, often results in public areas being destroyed and dug up, and they need to be banned.”The Sinn Féin representative said he has spoken to the Garda Superintendent in Limerick this week, and he hopes “the Gardaí will act on it.” Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Linkedin ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’last_img read more

first_imgA new study led by HSPH’s Dariush Mozaffarian, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology, finds that fish oil capsules with omega-3 fatty acids failed to prevent the onset of atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia that often follows cardiac surgery and increases patients’ risk for stroke.The study analyzed health outcomes from an international trial of more than 1,500 patients. Findings were presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association on November 5, 2012, and simultaneously published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The authors stated in a November 5, 2012 article in US News & World Report that the findings do not mean that omega-3 fatty acids have no helpful effect on the heart. Fish oil was shown to help decrease post-operative bleeding in cardiac patients, Mozaffarian said, and long-term benefits have been demonstrated. “If you put together all of the observational studies and all of the trials, I think there’s evidence that some fish or fish oil intake compared to none reduces death from heart disease,” Mozaffarian said.last_img read more