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Most people overlook key to weight loss

Tuesday 15th December 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

They key to weight loss is not what you put into your mouth, but why, US researchers have said. With 2016 just weeks away, a lot of people will make a New Year resolution to lose weight, however many will not achieve this and among those who do, the majority will regain the weight they lose. In fa... Read more →

15 simple tips for happy feet

Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

The feet provide a foundation for the entire body structure, but nonetheless are often forgotten about and neglected. In her new book, nurse Isobel Guckian advises on how to best care for your precious tootsies. 1 Listen to your body We might love running, but pounding the pavements sends shock wa... Read more →

Siobhan Byrne: Much-needed boost for the metabolism

Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Siobhan Byrne - Irish Independent

Poor cheat meals, coffee and bad snacking can all slow the body down. Weekend gorging: It's Monday, and if you constantly get to a Monday telling yourself you have to start again with your diet, after gorging all weekend, then maybe you are doing one of the many things that slow down your metabolis... Read more →

Smear test callback

Tuesday 1st December 2015 - Nina Byrnes - Irish Independent

Our GP advises on smear test abnormalities and the inevitably fatal consequences of CJD. Most abnormalities found on smears are totally treatable. About one-in-20 women who are screened will have some abnormal cells found. Less than one-in-1,000 women who are referred for colposcopy are found to ha... Read more →

#MindYourself: 'It is our thoughts that fuel our stress'

Monday 30th November 2015 - Dr Paul D'Alton - Irish Independent

In day two of his guide to feeling happier, psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton explains why we shouldn't believe everything we think. How we think affects how we feel; it sounds simple but this is one of the most important understandings when it comes to our mental health. This thought-feeling connection... Read more →

'If anything's going on in your life, running with other people does you good'

Monday 30th November 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

Josephine Dignam initially took up running to lose a few extra pounds for her daughter's communion. Three decades, five marathons and three half-marathons later, the 59-year-old mum of one tells why she's never looked back. Most people are content for running to be their own personal form of activi... Read more →

New hope for blood cancer patients

Monday 30th November 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People in Ireland who are suffering with cancer of the blood will have the opportunity to be among the first in the world to test new potentially life-saving drugs and treatments, following the launch of a new national clinical research network. The newly established Blood Cancer Network Ireland (B... Read more →

'If anything's going on in your life, running with other people does you good'

Tuesday 17th November 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

Josephine Dignam initially took up running to lose a few extra pounds for her daughter's communion. Three decades, five marathons and three half-marathons later, the 59-year-old mum of one tells why she's never looked back. Most people are content for running to be their own personal form of activi... Read more →

#MindYourself: 'It is our thoughts that fuel our stress'

Tuesday 17th November 2015 - Dr Paul D'Alton - Irish Independent

In day two of his guide to feeling happier, psychologist Dr Paul D'Alton explains why we shouldn't believe everything we think. It sometimes surprises people to hear a psychologist say that "thoughts and feelings are not facts". I often say to patients that when you really, really believe that some... Read more →

Exciting times in vision research

Tuesday 17th November 2015 - Health and Wellbeing - Irish Independent

People who have lost their eyesight are being given new hope thanks to breakthroughs discussed at a recent Fighting Blindness conference in Dublin. Prof Eberhart Zrenner, the German inventor of the implant known as the "bionic eye", believes that we are at a key time for patients with a range of ey... Read more →