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Theresa May to visit Irish border as Brexit concerns continue

Thursday 19th July 2018 - David Young - The Irish Independent

Britain's Prime Minister will later make her first visit to the border since the Brexit referendum. Theresa May has been criticised for not hearing first-hand the concerns of locals living and working near what is to become the UK’s only land border with the European Union. The bo... Read more →

Katy Perry had ‘situational depression’ after negative reaction to latest album

Wednesday 18th July 2018 - Keiran Southern

Katy Perry has revealed she suffered from depression following a mixed reaction to her latest album. Speaking to Vogue Australia, the 33-year-old singer told how she was disappointed with the negative reviews for 2017’s Witness and ended up visiting a “personal growth retreat&rdqu... Read more →

How 25-year-old former monk kept trapped Thai schoolboys alive

Tuesday 10th July 2018 - Shibani Mahtani - The Irish Independent

The head coach of the Thai soccer team spent the morning of June 23 preparing his young assistant for an important task: looking out for the boys by himself. Nopparat Khanthavong, the 37-year-old head coach of the Moo Pa (Wild Boars) soccer team, had an appointment that morning. Ekapol Chanth... Read more →

Darkness into Light' campaign founder seeks nomination for the Áras

Friday 6th July 2018 - Philip Ryan - The Irish Independent

Independent Senator and Pieta House founder Joan Freeman is seeking a nomination to campaign to become the next president. Ms Freeman, a prominent mental health campaigner, yesterday confirmed she is actively seeking a nomination to succeed Michael D Higgins. "I have been speaking to so... Read more →

The healthy summer holiday body plan that can make realistic difference in a short time

Thursday 5th July 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

The arrival of summer often sparks an outbreak of enthusiasm for healthy pursuits. People start to focus on improving their diet and exercise regimes in order to get their body 'beach-ready'. Holidays provide a fantastic goal to aim for, and can keep you away from temptation too as the warmer... Read more →

How to travel well: Healthy travel has to start at the airport

Thursday 28th June 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

Welcome to my latest six-part series, How to Travel Well. I was away on holidays two weeks ago and as I write this, I am in Boston for an exclusive interview with an amazing guest for my Real Health podcast, which will be available this Friday. The more I travel, the more I am frightened by w... Read more →

Weightlifting and resistance training can lift off the weight of depression - major Limerick study

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - David Raleigh - The Inde

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Weightlifting and resistance training can lift off the weight of depression - major Limerick study

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - David Raleigh - The Irish Independent

Weightlifting and other forms of resistance training can lift off the weight of depression, a major study conducted by University of Limerick has revealed. The large-scale study found that resistance training was comparable in effect to frontline treatments such as antidepressant and be... Read more →

10 little things you can do to mind yourself

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Julia Molony - The Irish Independent

Every year, in the run up to Father's Day, International Men's Health week takes place in a bid to encourage men all around the world to attend to their physical and emotional health. And for good reason. In Ireland, men have a life expectancy four-and-a-half years shorter than women, and higher... Read more →

Feeling the burn? Six ways to soothe your sunburn

Tuesday 26th June 2018 - Geraldine Gittens - The Irish Independent

We've all heard the warnings. Slip, slap, slop, they say with a catchy ring in Australia. Or be sunsmart, the Irish Cancer Society says here: Seek shade, cover up, wear sunglasses and sunscreen, and check the UV index. But in a sudden sunburst or heatwave, even the most prudent amo... Read more →