Unlock the 'powerful benefits of sleep'

Monday 21st January 2019 - Tom Coleman -

Thrive Festival is a brand-new bespoke health, fitness and wellness event taking place on 30th & 31st March 2019 in The Convention Centre, Dublin.  Ahead of the festival, we caught up with one of the speakers - Health and Wellness Expert, Tom Coleman. Tom has worked with many Irish at... Read more →

Young people more susceptible to loneliness than the elderly

Friday 18th January 2019 - Padraig O'Morain - The Irish Times

Who is most likely to feel lonely? Most of us probably think it’s the old but actually it’s the young, according to a BBC survey. The BBC Loneliness Project gathered information from 55,000 people online for a radio series on loneliness. About 40 per cent of people aged 16-24 said they ... Read more →

Sounds bizarre, but white noise can help you sleep

Thursday 17th January 2019 - Penelope Green - The Irish Times

The first domestic white-noise machine may have been built in 1962 by a salesman whose wife grew used to air-conditioners in motels and was unable to sleep at home. “The idea of a noise generator is to raise the background noise so you don’t notice the sounds that aren’t worth your... Read more →

When the dinner table turns into a warzone between parents and kids

Wednesday 16th January 2019 - David Coleman - Independent

Healthy eating is not an issue that I often get asked about. Most parents do feel that they offer their children a healthy mix of different foods that have protein, carbohydrate, fats, vitamins and so on. What parents seem to worry more about is fussy or picky eating. Parents feel they do their bi... Read more →

The 5 worst dieting fads to avoid - dietitian Orla Walsh on the diets that don't work and the strategies that do

Tuesday 15th January 2019 - Orla Walsh - Independent

Some 80pc of resolutions fail by February and just 8pc of people are thought to achieve their New Year's resolutions, studies have found. A common goal is losing weight. So why do so many people find this resolution so challenging? Well, one of the reasons is setting out on an unsustainable path. I... Read more →

Meningitis: What are the symptoms - and everything you need to know

Monday 14th January 2019 - Geraldine Gittens -

Meningococcal disease is a serious illness that has the potential to kill a healthy person of any age within hours of their first symptom. It is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. There are two main types of meningitis: bacterial and viral. Bacterial meningitis is less common... Read more →

Flu death toll rises to six as virus 'now circulating more intensely'

Friday 11th January 2019 - Eilish O Regan - Irish Independent

The death toll from flu this winter has risen to six. The flu is mainly affecting children and the over 65s, said HSE public health specialist Dr Kevin Kelleher. He said the virus is now circulating more intensely but has not yet reached the point of widespread activity. It has led to 29 pa... Read more →

Fun ways to move more: The top 10 fitness trends of 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019 - Caomhan Keane - Irish Independent

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, or at the very least it's a new year, and to paraphrase Nina Simone you too can feel good if you make this the year you look after your physical health. We investigate the fitness trends to help imbue the January blues with an endorphin-laced buzz. BOOGIE BOUNCE Re... Read more →

'Movement is medicine' - Physiotherapist shares the top benefits as 33pc of Irish adults do not get enough exercise

Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Jenny Branigan - Irish Independent

Recent research from the World Health Organisation showed that 33pc of Irish adults do not get enough exercise, resulting in obesity and ill health. Movement is medicine, says physiotherapist Jenny Branigan, who shares the top benefits. My job is to get people moving. I find reasons for lack of ... Read more →

New injection to deal with severe asthma to be rolled out in the UK

Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Ryan Hooper - Irish Independent

A new treatment has been recommended for people with a severe form of asthma. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published a final appraisal document stating the drug benralizumab - also known as Fasenra - is cost-effective for use on the NHS in England and Wales... Read more →