The best way to talk to young children about the abortion referendum, according to an Irish psychotherapist

Thursday 24th May 2018 - Stella O’Malley - Irish Independent

Psychotherapist Stella O’Malley feels that Irish parents of children under-12 should feel comfortable to discuss the abortion referendum with their children on some level. Ms O’Malley, author “Cotton Wool Kids”, says most of all, the time lead... Read more →

The coolest new fitness trend is exercising in the cold, but does it actually work?

Tuesday 22nd May 2018 - Press Association - Irish Examiner

As any regular gym-goer knows, getting hot and sweaty is part and parcel of a good workout. In fact, most of us are of the opinion that the hotter, the better, as it shows that you’re really pushing your body to the limit. Well, a new boutique fitness studio in New York is turning this conven... Read more →

Social media influencer Maeve Madden: 'A lot of the girls that I work with are quite highly strung'

Monday 21st May 2018 - Maeve Madden - Irish independent

'I would suffer from panic attacks and very bad anxiety. Especially if my morning routine is disrupted, or I have high levels of caffeine or sugar. I've cut down my coffee intake a lot recently and I've noticed it has really helped. I switched from coffee to matcha, and cut the coffee down to ju... Read more →

Pea milk and mushroom porridge - the new superfoods hitting Ireland

Friday 18th May 2018 - Irish Independent - Irish Independent

For fashionable foodies, 2017 was the year of coconut oil, smashed avocado and chia seeds - but what will the on-trend kitchen whizzes be eating this year? From veggie teas to meaty fruits, there's a shopping basket full of new flavours to try out. We spoke to some of Ireland's leading foodies t... Read more →

Achoo! How to survive hay fever season

Thursday 17th May 2018 - Victoria Lambert - The Irish Independent

For anyone celebrating the arrival of spring by stockpiling over-the-counter hay fever treatments, news of a new vaccine may come as blessed relief. The treatment, developed in Vienna, involves synthetic grass pollen being injected into the sufferer's system, reducing the classic wheezi... Read more →

Exam season advice for parents: 'Their mental health is far more important than chasing points'

Wednesday 16th May 2018 - Celine Naughton - Irish Independent

As the exam season looms, revisions are in full swing, tensions are running high and the heat is on for the estimated 120,000 students preparing to sit this year's Junior and Leaving Cert from June 6. For parents it can be an equally anxious time, set to be even more challenging this ye... Read more →

Treats are no way to reward our children

Tuesday 15th May 2018 - Sarah Caden - Irish Independent

Last week, the results of a survey conducted by Safefood, the HSE and Healthy Ireland found that families with children spent 19pc of the average weekly food shop on what are classified as "treat" foods. In a survey of 500 households, they found that on average over a year, a family wou... Read more →

Get in tune with your body and use music to maximise workout results

Tuesday 8th May 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

One of the questions I get asked all the time is how to improve the results people are getting from their exercise. We are all so busy that it makes sense to want to get the most from our workout. Time is precious and it's a question I am always happy to answer. There are many ways to do this: you ... Read more →

Friday 4 May 2018 Why groundbreaking research has put pasta back on the menu - dietitian Orla Walsh

Friday 4th May 2018 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

A victim of the 'low carb' movement, pasta has got its fair share of bad press over the years. We were advised to swap our plates of spaghetti in favour of spiralised courgette or butternut squash. But now it's about to make a triumphant return to our plate as a major new study has contradicted ... Read more →

Debunking the myths of HPV - Everything you need to know

Thursday 3rd May 2018 - Dr Robert O'Connor - Irish Independent

Almost two-thirds of Irish people don't realise HPV can lead to cancer. Dr Robert O'Connor, Head of Research at the Irish Cancer Society, separates the fact from the fiction. We know that 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year. We know that 90 women will die from... Read more →

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