When the dinner table turns into a warzone between parents and kids

Wednesday 16th January 2019 - David Coleman - Independent

Healthy eating is not an issue that I often get asked about. Most parents do feel that they offer their children a healthy mix of different foods that have protein, carbohydrate, fats, vitamins and so on. What parents seem to worry more about is fussy or picky eating. Parents feel they do their bi... Read more →

The 5 worst dieting fads to avoid - dietitian Orla Walsh on the diets that don't work and the strategies that do

Tuesday 15th January 2019 - Orla Walsh - Independent

Some 80pc of resolutions fail by February and just 8pc of people are thought to achieve their New Year's resolutions, studies have found. A common goal is losing weight. So why do so many people find this resolution so challenging? Well, one of the reasons is setting out on an unsustainable path. I... Read more →

Meningitis: What are the symptoms - and everything you need to know

Monday 14th January 2019 - Geraldine Gittens -

Meningococcal disease is a serious illness that has the potential to kill a healthy person of any age within hours of their first symptom. It is an infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. There are two main types of meningitis: bacterial and viral. Bacterial meningitis is less common... Read more →

Flu death toll rises to six as virus 'now circulating more intensely'

Friday 11th January 2019 - Eilish O Regan - Irish Independent

The death toll from flu this winter has risen to six. The flu is mainly affecting children and the over 65s, said HSE public health specialist Dr Kevin Kelleher. He said the virus is now circulating more intensely but has not yet reached the point of widespread activity. It has led to 29 pa... Read more →

Fun ways to move more: The top 10 fitness trends of 2019

Thursday 10th January 2019 - Caomhan Keane - Irish Independent

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, or at the very least it's a new year, and to paraphrase Nina Simone you too can feel good if you make this the year you look after your physical health. We investigate the fitness trends to help imbue the January blues with an endorphin-laced buzz. BOOGIE BOUNCE Re... Read more →

'Movement is medicine' - Physiotherapist shares the top benefits as 33pc of Irish adults do not get enough exercise

Wednesday 9th January 2019 - Jenny Branigan - Irish Independent

Recent research from the World Health Organisation showed that 33pc of Irish adults do not get enough exercise, resulting in obesity and ill health. Movement is medicine, says physiotherapist Jenny Branigan, who shares the top benefits. My job is to get people moving. I find reasons for lack of ... Read more →

New injection to deal with severe asthma to be rolled out in the UK

Tuesday 8th January 2019 - Ryan Hooper - Irish Independent

A new treatment has been recommended for people with a severe form of asthma. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has published a final appraisal document stating the drug benralizumab - also known as Fasenra - is cost-effective for use on the NHS in England and Wales... Read more →

5 things to start eating this January

Monday 7th January 2019 - RTE -

After an indulgent December, January is all about abstinence and discipline. Champagne is replaced with green juice and post-lunch naps make way for early morning runs. But opting to eat more healthily in 2019 doesn’t have to mean enforced deprivation. The start of a new year is also an oppor... Read more →

What is clean sleeping and why should you start doing it?

Friday 4th January 2019 - RTE -

Plenty of us will be making lifestyle changes to ring in the new year – but how many have resolved to sleep better in 2019? Yet slumber is a part of your life that experts agree needs protecting. Gwyneth Paltrow, goddess of left-field health advice, is a vocal proponent of "clean sleeping", a... Read more →

Hard to swallow: Office teabags have more germs than toilet seats

Thursday 3rd January 2019 - RTE -

Prepare for a year's worth of office gag material. For many of us, nipping to the office kitchen for a quick cuppa is a sacred and healing part of our day. It offers a break away from screens, a moment for chitchat and - crucially - an opportunity to enjoy a cup of reviving tea, tannin-laden nectar... Read more →