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Children consume 'three times more sugar' than recommended - Nutritionist has simple tip to stop this

Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - Jennifer Cockerell - Irish Independent

Half the sugar consumed by children comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, according to a health watchdog. On average, children are consuming at least three unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks a day, with around a third consuming four or more. This means that children can easily ... Read more →

Ten ways to save your health and improve indoor air quality

Monday 18th December 2017 - Dr Bruce Mitchell - Irish Independent

There is increasing recognition that air pollution is not just an outdoors problem, it is important to also consider indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is significant because it can affect our comfort, productivity and, most importantly, our health. You can influence your indoor air quality ... Read more →

Missing the sunshine: Are Vitamin D supplements the cure-all to avoiding deficiency?

Wednesday 13th December 2017 - Rosa Silverman - Irish Independent

It goes by a variety of flattering names: the 'sunshine' vitamin, the superstar supplement, the cure-all. And if recent research is to be believed, vitamin D really does live up to its billing - good news for anyone feeling devoid of verve and vim as we approach the shortest day of the year. ... Read more →

Revealed: rapid weight loss diet could combat the diabetes epidemic

Monday 11th December 2017 - Dr Michael Mosley - Irish Independent

The results of a big new study which could revolutionise the way that not only type 2 diabetes but obesity are treated were released last week. The study, called DiRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial), which involved treating people with type 2 diabetes through a rapid weight loss diet, was ... Read more →

12 facts about breast cancer

Monday 4th December 2017 - Dr Reem Salman - Irish Independent

Breast cancer is the most common malignant tumour found in Irish women, with 2,883 cases diagnosed each year. One in 10 women will get it at some stage in their lives. While it's most commonly detected after the age of 50, it can occur in younger women too, writes Dr Reem Salman. Some breast ca... Read more →

Stay on track for Christmas: Stop the excuses — make the most of the daylight hours by fitting in your exercise

Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish independent

Light, glorious light! Every year I am fascinated by just how dark it gets in autumn and winter. It seems to get darker earlier every year, though I am fairly sure this is only in my mind. Over the coming weeks, I'll be bringing you my health survival plan to help you stay on track for ... Read more →

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 →