Is your drinking dangerous?

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Regina Lavelle - The Irish Independent

Emma Doran is hardly a poster girl for the temperance movement, but as far as drinking in Ireland goes, she's not far from a model of restraint. For example, she doesn't drink during the week, and she usually drinks just one or two nights at weekends. Not a saint then, but at best, a down-table si... Read more →

Dementia may begin in womb due to 'DNA spelling errors'

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Sarah Knapton - The Irish Independent

Dementia may begin in the womb when mistakes in DNA store up problems for the future, a study by Cambridge University suggests. Researchers knew inherited mutations in genes make people more likely to develop diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, but the paper claims those same genes ... Read more →

Be aware of the calories you're dishing up this year

Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Karl Henry -

Today is week three of my fool-proof plan to get you into the shape of your life for Christmas and beyond. By now your clothes should be starting to feel looser, you're sleeping better, have more energy and recovering faster from your training sessions. All of these are the by-products of becoming... Read more →

Five ways you can spread some vital Christmas cheer

Monday 19th November 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Whisper it. There are only 37 days left to Christmas. Plenty of time to look forward to the joy and excitement, to plan presents for your loved ones, or big meals for when the relations call over with boxes of biscuits, maybe a bottle of good cheer. Like the song says: 'It's the most wonderful t... Read more →

Low-carb diet 'best for losing weight'

Monday 19th November 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Low-carb diets allow people to lose more than one-and-a-half stones over three years because they boost metabolism, a study suggests. Scientists behind the research believe the regimen may be best for long-term weight loss because it most successfully overcomes the "bounce" that sees many die... Read more →

I could hardly lift my hands' - Davy Fitzgerald's depression after sleep disorder

Monday 19th November 2018 - Michael Verney - The Irish Independent

Davy Fitzgerald has revealed his battle with depression after being diagnosed with a serious sleep disorder just weeks after becoming Wexford hurling manager in 2016. Fitzgerald's ongoing heart problems are well-known but he outlined how treatment for the disorder required the wearing of mask... Read more →

'How I'm helping our young children grieve following my wife's death'

Friday 16th November 2018 - John Fitzsimons - The Irish Independent

Almost two years ago, John Fitzsimons' wife Grainne died of cancer, leaving behind two young children. Here he writes movingly about helping them grieve It's 7.15am on Thursday, December 22, 2016. I am sitting on the floor in my six-year-old daughter Ella's bedroom at our home in Templeogue, lean... Read more →

The vitamins debate: snake oil or health booster?

Friday 16th November 2018 - Regina Lavelle - The Irish Independent

To the devoted disciples of the church of supplements, it was a pronouncement near tantamount to blasphemy. It was claimed that the expensive practice of swallowing vitamins and minerals to better one's health was little more than a tax on the gullible. Well, it's enough to have you reaching ... Read more →

Those who spend their money wisely tend to spend their time wisely too

Friday 16th November 2018 - Katie Byrne - The Irish Independent

As somebody who hasn't quite got to grips with budgeting, I'm always trying to glean pointers from people who are better at balancing the books. Until recently, the money lessons I learned from more frugal types were fairly obvious. They write a budget at the beginning of the month. They pay ... Read more →

Could wardrobe wellness be the key to a happier life?

Wednesday 14th November 2018 - Caroline Leaper - The Irish Independent

When you open the doors to your wardrobe, how do you feel? For most people, the response is usually a highly emotional one. Excitement at spotting something fun you just bought; amusement over a sparkly dress you wore to a party a decade ago; sadness at the jeans that always make you feel lumpy; a... Read more →