Fit after 50: Too stiff, afraid or broke to exercise? Here’s how to get moving

Friday 24th November 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

So here we are, the final instalment of my Fit After 50 series. It has been a great five weeks so far, getting to focus on a sector of society that are often forgotten about when it comes to healthy advice. The reality is that as you get older, your health, fitness and motivation are crucial to ... Read more →

15 ways to maintain your skin's vitality

Thursday 23rd November 2017 - Katie Byrne - Irish Independent

The term 'anti-ageing' is slowly falling out of favour in the beauty industry. US-based magazine Allure recently banned the term from its pages. Meanwhile, there is an emerging trend towards products that promote vitality rather than youth, and a change of shift from 'defying' ageing, to accepti... Read more →

'Drinking is part of Irish culture - from a lack of knowing what else to do' - Irish woman (22) on mental health

Monday 20th November 2017 - Tanya Sweeney - Irish independent

It's a truth universally acknowledged that the relationship between young people and technology is complicated. Amid the headlines about selfie culture, cyberbullying and social media, a simple truism gets lost: when it comes to managing one's mental health, technology can be friend as well as f... Read more →

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 →