Family and Lifestyle

The concept of successful or optimal ageing has become part of the lexicon of modern day geriatrics and encompasses maintaining in as far as is possible our cognitive, physical and mental health as we grow older. Despite this, cognitive function which is crucial to healthy ageing declines significantly in many older adults. Indeed, few...

As you look forward to the year ahead, I am sure that like many others you have made resolutions and hope to keep to at least some of them. Parents have a the most responsible job in the world because your every action, gesture and word impacts on your children. When you stop to think about that, it is quite mind-blowing. There is no off duty...

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...

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