Family and Lifestyle

Prostate cancer, a once largely silent disease that was often diagnosed in its more advanced stages has become increasingly identified and treated at an earlier phase in men today. A greater awareness of disease symptoms coupled with improvements in detection and diagnosis, as well as treatment options has led to a huge benefit in survival...

Audrey Craven ‘Finding the key’, as depicted in the Migraine Association of Ireland’s logo, is as individual as a thumbprint. My personal journey reflects the despair and subsequent empowerment of one severely affected by migraine. I hope it will encourage those who suffer in silence and isolation to seek the information and...

As the winter sets in, we brace ourselves not just for the long dark days and cold weather but the seasonal spike in winter-related illness – the surge in colds and flu as well as several health conditions triggered or worsened by cold weather such asthma, cold sores and circulatory problems. So what if anything can we do to try and...

The (hopefully) far sunnier summer months generally mean people ease off heavy meals and switch to lighter options instead. The brighter days, warmer conditions and flowers in full bloom somehow manage to make people feel healthier, or at least want to be healthier.An upcoming holiday may provide the conscience prick you need to put down the...

Newly-appointed Health Minister Simon Harris has pledged to improve the quality of hospital food. Among other goals, he lists this as among his priorities for his term in office, and so he should.Nutrition, after all, should be among everybody’s priorities when it comes to tending to your overall health. Exercise plays a key role too of...

With a stretch in the evenings and the (somewhat) improved weather around the country, now is the perfect time to begin those long-fingered summer exercise regimes.For total beginners, a simple evening stroll can serve as a perfect stepping stone to a more rigorous routine and make the world of a difference!Exercise is one of the easiest and most...

Back pain is estimated to affect up to 85% of adults at some time in their lives. In most cases the cause is non-specific and is due to simple strains or sprains with symptoms resolving within one to three months. Despite this, it can be quite debilitating and ranks as one of the commonest medical reasons given for work absences. Indeed, at...

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