News for: Health And Well-being

RTÉ Brainstorm – How can we get more people to get booster shots?

Whitaker Institute member Dr Gerry Molloy, co-leader of the Health and Well-Being Cluster, has written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article looks at ways to motivate people to take the booster vaccine. How can we get more people to get booster shots? Analysis: Here are 6 useful ways to motivate and enable people… | Read on »

Determinants of adherence to COVID-19 physical distancing measures in the Republic of Ireland

Physical distancing measures (e.g., keeping two metres apart from others outside of one’s household, limiting one’s number of close contacts, avoiding social gatherings) are among the most effective strategies to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the community and healthcare settings. Emerging evidence gathered at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic suggested physical… | Read on »

Sunbed use by children

Up to 5% of children aged 10 to 17 have used a sunbed, according to a new study by Whitaker Institute member Professor Saoirse Nic Gabhainn and Dr András Költő from the Health Promotion Research Centre, which argues that targeted interventions are needed to increase sun safety behaviours and to eliminate tanning bed use among young people.  More… | Read on »