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Foods to boost mental health

Tuesday 5th February 2019 - Shane O'Rourke - Irish Independent

Ireland has one of the highest rates of mental health problems in Europe, ranking joint third (along with France) out of the 36 countries surveyed in the annual Health at a Glance report. The last few years have seen a big increase in both awareness and support for people experiencing mental illness... Read more →

Early risers are less likely to develop some mental health problems than "night owls", according to a new study

Monday 4th February 2019 - Rod Minchin - Irish Independent

Early risers are less likely to develop some mental health problems than "night owls", according to a new study. Researchers have found that being genetically programmed to get up early in the morning may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression. The study, which... Read more →

Finding it hard to drift off? You might have "sleep FOMO"

Friday 1st February 2019 - RTE.ie - RTE

It appears that #FOMO has a new application. For those of us struggling to get enough sleep each night, much of the problem stems from not being able to shut our anxious brains off. From fretting about work commitments, relationships and all the minute aspects of our busy lives, it's increasingly d... Read more →

The Power of Small: Five tiny steps you can make to create lasting change

Thursday 31st January 2019 - Aisling Leonard-Curtin & Dr Trish Leonard-Curtin - Irish Independent

It's that time of year again where you or your loved ones profess that this is the year where you will make big, radical life changes. You'll become healthy, have a wonderful relationship, travel, buy a home, and on and on the list goes. Many of us get caught up in the 'big promises, big disappointm... Read more →

I love my cochlear implant, but I won’t shout about it

Wednesday 30th January 2019 - John Cradden - Irish Times

I’ve had a cochlear implant in my left ear since 2011 and, barring one major technical hiccup last year that was resolved quickly, it has been a great success. As an almost lifelong hearing aid user (I still wear one in my right ear), I find that I hear better in many ways through my implant ... Read more →

5 powerful small steps to lasting change

Tuesday 29th January 2019 - Aisling Leonard-Curtin & Dr Trish Leonard-Curtin - Irish Independent

It's that time of year again where you or your loved ones profess that this is the year where you will make big, radical life changes. You'll become healthy, have a wonderful relationship, travel, buy a home, and on and on the list goes. Many of us get caught up in the 'big promises, big disappointm... Read more →

6,000 women to be recalled for cervical screening

Friday 25th January 2019 - RTE.ie - RTE.ie

The acting Clinical Director of the Health Service Executive's cervical screening programme has said 6,000 women will be contacted by the end of next week and advised to return to their GPs for repeat smear tests. Peter McKenna was speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, after the HSE c... Read more →

Sleep talk: what does it mean?

Thursday 24th January 2019 - Shane Cochrane - Irish Independent

Back in 2015, an American lady began posting on Twitter the things her boyfriend said in his sleep. He said a lot of strange things. "I don't care what you say, I'm getting tigers." "Did you cut off the leg?" "Your eyeballs, they smell like eyeballs." "I'm not braking for ducks." "Why is i... Read more →

Seven small tweaks for a healthier you: these micro-changes can deliver big results

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Joel Snape - Irish Independent

Do your radical New Year lifestyle goals already seem a bridge too far? Joel Snape has the perfect micro-changes that will deliver big results January! Month of four-week fixes and eight-minute abs, six-hour social media windows and 30-day booze-fasts. The season where it's impossible to look at ... Read more →

Sleep: what is quality slumber and how do we get it? Our expert has the answers

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - Tom Coleman - Irish Independent

Most of us don't get enough shut-eye for a whole host of reasons. Wellness expert Tom Coleman outlines the importance of a peaceful slumber. Sleep, glorious sleep - we crave it, we chase it and mostly we feel we're not getting enough of it. According to experts, too much sleep is also bad, but fe... Read more →