You can't let cancer consume your life - I just finished the Camino trek for the third time

Friday 19th October 2018 - Eilish O Regan - The Irish Independent

Dublin mother-of-two Bernie Walsh is among nearly one in three breast cancer patients in Ireland who have been told their cancer has returned. But her inspirational call-to-action to other women with metastatic breast cancer, which cannot be cured, is to not let it rule your life. Bernie (58... Read more →

How keeping the windows clean and curtains open could stop you getting sick

Friday 19th October 2018 - The Irish Independent

It is a simple strategy for staying healthy, but a new study has found that allowing sunlight to stream in through windows could kill bacteria that live in dust. Researchers at the University of Oregon found that in dark rooms 12 per cent of bacteria on average were alive and able to reproduc... Read more →

Your motivation will start to waver... Five tips to help you keep going

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

The dreaded plateau. Probably the single biggest reason that people fall off the wagon when trying to get healthy. In the first few weeks of exercising and eating well, you will see big results. Results that motivate you to keep going. Weight-loss, inch-loss and an increase in fitness are all supe... Read more →

How to travel safely when you're pregnant

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Maria Lally - The Irish Independent

In the early weeks of her pregnancy with Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge had to hurriedly announce the news after she was hospitalised with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that left her bed-bound for weeks. Compare that to her new sister-in-law the Duchess of... Read more →

How to cope in an empty nest and find the silver lining

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Claire Ronan - The Irish Independent

After years of taking care of their children's everyday needs, waving them off to college can leave parents bereft. Tanya Sweeney hears why leaving home is hard on everyone - but there can be a silver lining With the start of a new college year comes a pivotal moment that most Irish parents dread... Read more →

Meghan and Harry: Duchess of Sussex expecting a baby

Monday 15th October 2018 - BBC News - BBC News

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant and is due to give birth next spring, Kensington Palace has revealed. The news has been announced as she and Prince Harry begin a tour of Australia. Kensington Palace said the couple "appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world s... Read more →

Decongestants ‘should not be given to children under six’

Monday 15th October 2018 - Elaine Edwards - The Irish Times

Decongestants should not be given to children under six and should only be given with caution to children under 12, as there is no evidence they alleviate the symptoms of a cold, a new medical study recommends. The study published in the British Medical Journal warns the safety of such pr... Read more →

Irish emigrants’ mental health: ‘I lost my charisma, my social skills, my confidence’

Monday 15th October 2018 - Shaun Lavelle - The Irish Times

In the late 1940s, while anthropologist Dr Kalervo Oberg was researching the social organisation of the Tlingit Native American tribe, he began to notice a common affliction among anyone suddenly transplanted abroad. Oberg coined the term “culture shock” to explain the phenome... Read more →

I'm treating it a bit like a pub' - Dermot Bannon reveals why he's designing his home like an Irish bar

Friday 12th October 2018 - Geraldine Gittens

TV architect Dermot Bannon is currently living with his family in rented accommodation while his new home undergoes a complete refit. The Room to Improve presenter recently bought a three-bedroom home in Drumcondra for close to €800,000, and he's been busy with the redesign. &... Read more →

Roid rage' warning: Rise in Irish men using steroids to be 'body beautiful'

Friday 12th October 2018 - Eilish O'Regan - The Irish Independent

One in 10 adults would consider taking anabolic steroids, a new survey has revealed. This number rises to more than one in five among the 18-34 year age group who are most vulnerable to "body-beautiful" hype. More are turning to steroids to get the 'ripped body' look, which features prominen... Read more →