Meringues in a chocolate sauce for diabetics? - TV chef launches new book

Thursday 16th November 2017 - Victoria Lambert - Irish independent

One of the first questions anyone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will ask is "what can I eat?", says the charity Diabetes Ireland. Confusion over what can and can't be consumed is a key worry and given that there are an estimated 225,000 people living with diabetes in Ireland (with up to o... Read more →

Dear Dr Nina: Do I really need all these vaccines while pregnant?

Monday 13th November 2017 - Nina Byrnes

I am pregnant and about to have my vaccination for pertussis.My GP recommended that I have the flu vaccine also while I am there. I am not afraid of vaccines but before I do, I have a couple of questions. Firstly, is it true that the flu vaccine is not very accurate as there are so many differen... Read more →

How to live the good life: 52 shortcuts to happiness by Swiss best-selling author

Friday 10th November 2017 - Rosa Silverman - Irish Independent

Searching for happiness? Then, whatever you do, don't be authentic. Don't follow your calling or heed your inner voice; don't broaden your skill set; don't be flexible; and for goodness' sake, don't chase excitement. I paraphrase - slightly - but these are some of the counter-intuitive ... Read more →

Protein diet to help in obesity fight by making us less hungry

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

High-protein diets have led scientists to a new hunger suppressant that could help fight obesity. Phenylalanine, a component of dietary protein, reduces food intake by affecting the release of appetite-regulating hormones in the gut, research has shown. It may be the reason why die... Read more →

Strict 'five-a-day' rule sidelined in new bid to fight child obesity

Thursday 2nd November 2017 - Eilish O'Regan - Irish Independent

Strict healthy living rules like aiming for 'five a day' have been sidelined in a new campaign to tackle child obesity. Families instead are being encouraged to take small steps to improve their dietary and exercise habits. Previous campaigns have spotlighted goals which may be unreachable, includin... Read more →

10 ways to banish the winter blues

Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Dr Claire Hayes - Irish Independent

It's that time of year again -the mornings suddenly seem chilly, the trees are changing colour and leaves are falling to the ground. I'm lucky, I enjoy autumn, but I know that there are many who do not. I usually look forward to the winter months too, but this year I notice myself being more inf... Read more →

Understanding arthritis just how vital is diet?

Thursday 26th October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

According to Arthritis Ireland nearly one million people in Ireland live with arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form, followed by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although the statistics can vary, there are, on average, about 12 hip replacements and five knee replacements daily in Ir... Read more →

10 facts about dust

Wednesday 25th October 2017 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

It may seem harmless, but dust, or 'airborne particles', are common air pollutants which, depending on their source and composition, can have a major impact on health, explains NUIG Exposure Science Lecturer, Dr Marie Coggins 1 Dust is generated in many ways From the natural eros... Read more →

Understanding arthritis just how vital is diet?

Tuesday 24th October 2017 - Orla Walsh

When you have arthritis, it's important to have a good knowledge of what foods to include and avoid. Our resident dietitian has the answers, and explains the two most common types of the condition. According to Arthritis Ireland nearly one million people in Ireland live with arthritis. Osteoarthrit... Read more →

Fit after 50: One of the biggest challenges of ageing is getting weaker, but exercising can change this

Friday 20th October 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Welcome to my new six-part series, Fit after 50. My goal over the next six weeks is to show you just how important health and exercise are as you get older. This might be a time when you are facing increasing age-related challenges in your own life, but I'm here to help you do what you ... Read more →