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Dear Nina: I'm worried I've damaged my heart by using Difene

Friday 28th September 2018 - Nina Byrnes - The Irish Independent

Question: I've suffered for years with a bad back after a car accident in my twenties and have taken Difene regularly over the years as it's the only thing that helps. Now I read that Difene is linked to an increased risk of stroke and heart problems and I am really worried as heart disease runs i... Read more →

Pursuit of perfection is dragging girls down

Tuesday 25th September 2018 - Dr Ciara Kelly - The Irish Independent

A survey this week showed a sharp decline in the happiness of girls and young women over the past decade. The study carried out by the UK Girl Guides showed 25pc of girls described themselves as "very happy" now compared to 41pc in the last study nearly 10 years ago. Girls cited exam pressure... Read more →

'I'm learning to love and accept myself'

Tuesday 25th September 2018 - Brendan O'Connor

The meditation app tells me to let things go. I am doing the seven days of happiness right now. Day one was practising gratitude. Day two was love and accept yourself. And now we are at day three. Learn to let go. Now, before you get carried away here I should explain something to you. Whatev... Read more →

Are you struggling to conceive? These common health conditions may be the cause...

Friday 21st September 2018 - Áilín Quinlan - https://www.independent.ie/life/family/family-features/are-you-struggling-to-conceive-these-common-health-conditions-may-be-the-cause-37316533.html

Almost one in five couples are now affected by infertility, which can be caused by a wide range of conditions. But what are the most common factors causing difficulties for couples who are trying to start a family. Endometriosis Endometriosis affects about one in 10 women of child-bearing ag... Read more →

Dr Ciara Kelly: The message is: get the vaccine, not the cancer

Friday 21st September 2018 - Dr Ciara Kelly - The Irish Independent

The findings of the Scally report into CervicalCheck - the national cervical cancer screening programme - were published last week. The report was commissioned after cases came to light of women with cervical cancer who, when their old smear tests were audited, were found to have had abnormalities... Read more →

Five top foods for good gut health, according to dietitian Jo Travers

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

The health of our gut affects almost every aspect of our mind and body, from our mood and immune system, to digestive health and comfort, according to dietitian Jo Travers. She has shared her top five foods for good gut health in honour of Love Your Gut Week which began yesterday. The health... Read more →

Are you struggling to conceive? These common health conditions may be the cause

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Almost one in five couples are now affected by infertility, which can be caused by a wide range of conditions. But what are the most common factors causing difficulties for couples who are trying to start a family. Endometriosis Endometriosis affects about one in 10 women of child-bearing ag... Read more →

How to be happy: Scientifically proven principles to follow in your life

Thursday 13th September 2018 - Tom Ough - The Irish Independent

Happiness is unique in the enormous variety of pseudoscience and claptrap that surrounds it. "No medicine cures what happiness cannot," wrote Gabriel García Márquez. False. "Sanity and happiness are impossible combinations," said Mark Twain. Incorrect. "Happiness is having a lar... Read more →

We collected close to 100kg of rubbish in one hour' - Ploggers on popular Dublin beach haul bottles, lids, paper, baby wipes

Thursday 13th September 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Sport has always been central to my life. It's a strong part of Australian culture. Growing up in Adelaide, I played soccer in the winter and cricket in the summer. I was also a competitive swimmer. I got a job with the Tourism Board of Australia based in LA and that's when I started running.... Read more →

Why mushrooms could solve the war on plastic, according to leading scientists

Thursday 13th September 2018 - Jamie Johnson - The Irish Independent

Fungi could be the key to winning the war on plastic, leading scientists at Kew Gardens has said. The first ever report on the state of the world’s fungi has today revealed that if the natural properties of fungus can be harnessed and developed, plastic could be broken down naturally in... Read more →