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11 activity goals for during and after cancer treatment

Friday 18th August 2017 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, exercise may be the last thing on their mind. However, Ailish Daly, clinical specialist physiotherapist in oncology care at the Beacon Hospital, believes staying active can prove to be helpful, both during and after treatment There are more than 150,000 pe... Read more →

Everything you need to know about soy products and how they impact your health

Thursday 17th August 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

Soy bean products are growing more and more popular - from milk to tofu, there is an entire spectrum of foods available. However, there are still some controversies over soy. So just how safe is it? And how much should you be eating? Dietitian Orla Walsh separates truth and fiction. Soy comes from ... Read more →

'You’re following filters and false photographs' - Karl Henry on why you should be wary of Snapchat and Instagram stars

Friday 11th August 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Karl Henry has urged people to be cautious when following the health advice of their favourite social media stars on Snapchat and Instagram and said many do not have the qualifications or experience to offer responsible guidance. The Operation Transformation trainer said it is important... Read more →

How to look and feel healthier in one week, according to a nutritionist

Wednesday 9th August 2017 - Erin Brodwin - Irish Independent

Didn't hit your fitness and diet goals in time for summer? Don't fret. There are still plenty of things you can start doing now to look and feel healthier. You're probably not going to wake up looking like an underwear model tomorrow — but you can certainly start feeling bett... Read more →

Studying languages can help in fight against Alzheimer’s

Tuesday 8th August 2017 - Sorcha O'Connor - Irish Independent

New research has shown that learning another language could have incredible benefits to our cognitive functions and could even help in the battle against Alzheimer's and dementia. Studies carried out by the Director of Everest Language School, Anne-Marie Connolly, recently awarded a PhD... Read more →

Resistance is not futile. Just 180 minutes of exercise a week will help keep ageing at bay

Thursday 3rd August 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Ageing. It’s a part of life. Something we all have to face. The hairline might recede, the wrinkles appear and your waistline expands almost overnight. It seems like you just have to accept it — or do you? During a recent conference I was presenting at, I was amazed to learn... Read more →

What medicines should you take on holidays

Monday 31st July 2017 - Irish Life Health - Irish Life Health

You’ve been waiting all year for it – and the date is fast approaching. So long grey skies and cold Irish weather. You’re off on holidays to an exotic destination with blue skies, pristine beaches and most importantly – sun – and you simply can’t wait. But before... Read more →

Why (SPF) 50 is the new 30

Friday 28th July 2017 - Irish independent - Irish Independent

When was the last time you applied sun protection? Despite all the literature on the importance of wearing SPF daily to fend off skin cancer and premature ageing, most of us are guilty of skipping this skincare step, unless we're relaxing on a beach. This year's plethora of new formulas... Read more →

15 ways to help you understand diabetes

Wednesday 26th July 2017 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish independent

Diabetes is a condition caused by a lack of insulin, which is a hormone made by your pancreas. Insulin acts like a key to open the doors into your cells, letting in sugar (glucose). In diabetes, the pancreas makes too little insulin to enable all the sugar in your blood to get into your muscles and ... Read more →

Irish dietitian Orla Walsh: Top food tips for type 1 & 2 diabetics

Tuesday 25th July 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

If you were to line up 15 Irish people aged between 20 and 79 years, one of these people is likely to have diabetes. For a condition which is regarded as relatively preventable, this number is staggering. What's worse, this number is increasing. In fact, it's estimated that one-in-five people over t... Read more →