Friday 4 May 2018 Why groundbreaking research has put pasta back on the menu - dietitian Orla Walsh

Friday 4th May 2018 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

A victim of the 'low carb' movement, pasta has got its fair share of bad press over the years. We were advised to swap our plates of spaghetti in favour of spiralised courgette or butternut squash. But now it's about to make a triumphant return to our plate as a major new study has contradicted ... Read more →

Debunking the myths of HPV - Everything you need to know

Thursday 3rd May 2018 - Dr Robert O'Connor - Irish Independent

Almost two-thirds of Irish people don't realise HPV can lead to cancer. Dr Robert O'Connor, Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society, separates the fact from the fiction. We know that 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year. We know that 90 women will die from... Read more →

Cervical cancer: Get to know the symptoms

Wednesday 2nd May 2018 - Heather Keating - Irish Independent

When I was 24 I noticed that I was bleeding in between periods and after sex. I was on the contraceptive pill at the time so my GP assumed it was a hormonal imbalance of some sort. When the bleeding didn't stop, I went back to my GP and I was then referred to a gynaecologist in my local... Read more →

What is 'text neck', and how can you get your skin glowing again after a long winter?

Monday 30th April 2018 - Kate O'Brien - Irish Independent

Our skin is a powerful expression of what is happening inside our bodies. And that elusive healthy glow we spend time and money trying to achieve, is actually dependent on internal balance in the body. So let's take a closer look at how skin really works at a cellular level to help you create st... Read more →

Ella Mills, Joe Wicks, and Happy Pear twins to star in Irish wellness festival next month

Friday 27th April 2018 - Geraldine Gittens - Irish Independent

Deliciously Ella founder, Ella Mills, will appear at next month’s WellFest along with Irish sport stars Anna Geary and David Gillick. The health and wellness festival takes place in Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on May 12 and 13. Dr Hazel Wallace, author of The Foo... Read more →

Hit the snooze button: why dreams are vital

Thursday 26th April 2018 - Kathy Donaghy - Irish Independent

As modern life interferes with quality rest, new research reveals it's not just how much you sleep, but what you do with it that counts. Kathy Donaghy reports. You know that feeling when a powerful dream you're having is interrupted and, try hard as you might, you can't just jump back in? With ... Read more →

Karl Henry: Get in tune with your body and use music to maximise workout results

Wednesday 25th April 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

One of the questions I get asked all the time is how to improve the results people are getting from their exercise. We are all so busy that it makes sense to want to get the most from our workout. Time is precious and it's a question I am always happy to answer. There are many ways to d... Read more →

New hope for migraine sufferers who could self-inject with smart drug, researchers say

Tuesday 24th April 2018 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

A self-injected smart drug holds out new hope for migraine sufferers who until now have had to grit their teeth and bear the pain of thunderclap headaches. Trial results show that the antibody drug erenumab can cut episodic migraine attacks by more than half in a large proportion of cas... Read more →

Fat belly can double your heart attack risk - even if your weight is normal

Monday 23rd April 2018 - Dean Gray in London - Ir

Having a fat belly doubles your heart attack risk even if you aren't obese, a study has found. Those of normal weight but a bigger belly have more chance of heart problems than those who are obese but not carrying their excess weight round the waist. Researchers tested the hypothes... Read more →

How many coffees should you have in a day? New research gives surprising results

Monday 23rd April 2018 - Newsdesk - Irish Independent

Drinking three cups of coffee will not harm your heart, leading cardiologists who carried out a new study on caffeine consumption have found. A new study from the American College of Cardiology found that consuming three cups a day can lower heart palpitation risks by 13pc, and therefor... Read more →