Eating well can slow down Alzheimer's onset

Friday 20th June 2014 - Rozanne Stevens - Independent

Dr Neal Barnard says diet and exercise could help fight Alzheimer's disease. FOR anyone with a friend or family member suffering from a degenerative brain disease, you know firsthand how cruel these can be. With greater understanding and awareness of these conditions, hopefully society will treat s... Read more →

Start exercising at 40 and lose those wrinkles

Friday 20th June 2014 - Peta Bee - Independent

Workouts plump the skin to keep it looking younger – and may reverse ageing in those taking up fitness in later life. Exercise can boost your bone health, keep you thin and lower your risk of getting a killer disease. It has never had a reputation for keeping wrinkles at bay, though, and I've ... Read more →

8 ways to prolong your life right now

Wednesday 18th June 2014 - Gabrielle Monaghan - Independent

Gabrielle Monaghan takes a look at eight simple ways in which you can live a longer and happier life. Maureen Armstrong has just run the Dublin Women's Mini-Marathon for the 20th time. The Tipperary woman's dedication to the 10k race is all the more remarkable for the fact that she is 89. ... Read more →

Low blood pressure 'not always best'

Wednesday 18th June 2014 - John Von Radowitz - Independent

LOW blood pressure is not necessarily best when it comes to preventing heart attacks and strokes, new research suggests. A study that turns conventional thinking on its head shows that in at-risk patients, a cut-off point is reached below which further reductions in blood pressure provide no added ... Read more →

Why the baby blues can fail to hit for years

Wednesday 18th June 2014 - Heidi Scrimgeour - Independent

A study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia has found that a mother's mental health is more likely to be in jeopardy several years after the birth of her first child. Researchers discovered maternal depression is more likely to strike when a woman's first child reaches four years o... Read more →

Ice cream can contain a fifth of daily calories

Monday 16th June 2014 - Independent - Independent

THEY may be hard to resist on a hot day but a single ice cream could be a fifth of your daily calorie requirements in one go. Ice creams contain up to 360 calories – but if you choose carefully, there are also many lower-calorie options on sale to minimise the damage. Following calls last we... Read more →

Alzheimer's breakthrough as memory loss drug in sight

Monday 16th June 2014 - Sarah Knapton - Independent

A drug to prevent the memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease is a step closer after scientists discovered why people with dementia cannot form new memories. It was previously thought that Alzheimer's was primarily caused by the build-up of plaques in the brain that stop neurons from firing... Read more →

If men’s cancers are so prevalent, why do we hear less about them?

Monday 16th June 2014 - Ronan McGreevy - Irish Times

Men have lower five-year cancer-survival rates, so they need to be proactive, like Willie Penrose. Men are more likely to die of cancer, and have lower five-year survival rates than women. According to figures produced by the National Cancer Registry, men have a one in seven, or 14 per cent, chance... Read more →

Bikini Season: Eight foods to beat the bloat

Friday 13th June 2014 - Freya Drohan - Independent

With dieticians advocating super foods, Paleo fanatics taking over Instagram, and celebrities promoting the latest fad (5:2 we’re looking at you) - the struggle to get bikini ready is as confusing as ever. It’s time to go back to basics- your body will naturally respond. Whether you&rs... Read more →

Foods to fuel your fertility

Friday 13th June 2014 - Paula Mee - Irish Times

Semen quality is on the decline but certain micronutrients can boost your chances of fertility This afternoon, students will be storming through the Leaving Cert biology paper. Despite the rather lengthy copy on human reproduction, the notes in our house contain only a handful of points about male ... Read more →