Carina Harkin

Carina Harkin
University College Cork | UCC · Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

MPH. BHSc.Acu. BHSc.Nat. BHSc.Hom. Cert IV TAE.
Working to publish my Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis of Plant-Derived Antimicrobials in WHO Priority Pathogens

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Osteoporosis is a disease that is rapidly increasing in prevalence owing to a combination of dietary influences, adverse effects of medication and a rapidly aging population. Osteoporosis is placing an increasing strain on the public health purse. Homeopathy is an inexpensive non-pharmacological alternative that may be useful to increase bone densi...
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A trial was conducted among patients admitted to the Emergency Department of The Northern Hospital, Epping, Melbourne, Australia to assess the potential of acupuncture to reduce waiting times, reduce pain and satisfy the desire of patients to see complementary medicine within mainstream healthcare. 45 patients were randomly assigned to an acupunctu...
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Drinking water is a social determinant to disease, a powerful determinant of health and also promotes socioeconomic development, yet public health is failing to protect the public with poor drinking water quality posing a threat to public health. Major sources of ground and surface contamination are landfill and human sewerage. Irish Water has cons...
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Plastic is ubiquitous with recent studies having highlighted that plastic is in bottled and tap water and food products including honey, sugar and beer. 3-10 tonnes are estimated to fall on Paris per year. Plastic has recently been shown to be a vector for heavy metal contamination and to cross the blood–brain barrier (BBB). Global concern regardin...
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Work related illness (WRI) is physical or mental illness caused by or aggravated by work. WRI affects individuals, their families, employers, the health system, the economy and the community. The two largest categories of WRI are musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and stress, anxiety and depression (SAD). Health Service Executive (HSE) statistics indi...
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effective prevention and treatment of a growing range of infections and requires immediate intersectoral action. A report into the global burden of AMR estimated that AMR contributed to 700,000 deaths in 2016 and is expected to reach 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Plant-derived antimicrobials (PDAms...

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