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The science of inflammation and the prospect of new treatments for arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer is the theme of Prof Luke O’Neill’s public lecture tomorrow at 6.30pm. It’s the first in a series on Biomedical Frontiers, all of which will be held in the Stanley Quek Theatre, School of Biochemistry Immunology, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Pearse St, Dublin. Admission free.

How to get the best out of treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a free public talk on Thursday at 7pm by Dr Eric Dickhaus, a neuropathologist and specialist in ADHD from Italy. It will be held in the lecture theatre, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Let ADHD affect us positively is the theme of ADHD Awareness Week from October 7th-14th. The HADD Family Support Group ( has organised information evenings for parents of children with ADHD and adults with ADHD.

Relationships Ireland is offering a reduced price for an initial couple counselling session (€30) to couples who contact them before Friday, October 5th and mention that they have seen the film, Hope Springs. Bookings on 1890 380380 or info@relationships

The Irish Heart Foundation is hosting a public talk on Heart Failure in the Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin on Saturday from 1pm-4pm. Advance booking advised on tel: 01 6685001 or

Will Universal Healthcare Deliver Better Mental Healthcare? is the question asked at the Founder’s Day Forum in St Patrick’s University Hospital, James Street, Dublin on Tuesday, October 9th. Panellists debating the issues will be Maurice O’Connell, chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society; Carl O’Brien, Irish Times journalist; Dr John Hillery, consultant psychiatrist, and Dr Justin Brophy, consultant psychiatrist. Michael Howlett, chief executive of the Mental Health Commission in Canada, will also give a public talk. Register online on stpatricksfoundersday.

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