For most parents, the prick heal test is part of the normal routine in the hospital after birth.
One in 4,500 babies in Ireland are born with PKU and although the condition is treatable, it is a major change for both the child and family.
To mark the 12th annual World Rare Disease Day, we were joined this morning by Conor Byrne, and his son Jacob who was diagnosed with PKU at birth and Jenny McNulty, Senior Metabolic Dietitian, Temple Street Children's University Hospital.
Whether you’re looking for a New Year hobby, or simply want to put those green fingers to use, January is the beginning of the gardening year – a time for fresh starts and the perfect opportunity to spruce up your greenery, whether in the garden or out on your balcony!
Schools across the country have been forced to close once again due to Covid-19 restrictions. And for some parents who may still be reeling from last year’s prolonged schools closure, the prospect is daunting.