This treatment is not a cure for CF, but to see the real change in my own body is a miracle

Monday 30th June 2014 - Orla Tinsley - Independent

I sat on my hospital bed shaking in the knowledge that this was a historic day for people with CF, their families, their friends and their medical workers worldwide. The result of a trial by Vertex Pharmaceuticals for a drug that treats the underlying cause of Cystic Fibrosis was released. I read t... Read more →

Positively beautiful - attitude and lifestyle are key

Monday 30th June 2014 - Joy Orpen - Independent

A few years ago, beauty therapist Laura McLoughlin was diagnosed with a serious degenerative medical condition. Now she uses a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle to keep well and happy. Though she is not yet 30, Laura McLoughlin has just opened her second beauty salon. She also hopes to me... Read more →

20 simple ways to make summer special

Thursday 26th June 2014 - Claire O’Mahony - Independent

We all dream of the perfect summer, but those precious sunny days can pass by in a flash. So this year, follow our brilliant guide to 20 top things to do that will make the season extra-special. It's the ultimate summer bucket list. Make a meadow Everybody needs more flowers in their lives. ... Read more →

Why I became a Colonic Hydrotherapy convert

Thursday 26th June 2014 - Tanya Sweeney - Independent

Glowing skin, a light step, an appetite for healthy foods and and a general feeling of wellbeing post-treatment has made Tanya Sweeney a firm fan of Colonic Hydrotherapy. YOU'RE going to get what done?" shrieks a friend when I mention that my Friday afternoon's plans include a colonic hydrother... Read more →

How a family photograph could help diagnose a rare genetic disorder

Thursday 26th June 2014 - Alice Philipson - Independent

New software allows a computer to scour family snaps for facial features characteristic of conditions such as Down's syndrome. Doctors can now diagnose rare genetic disorders in children using family photographs. Newly developed facial-recognition software allows a computer to scour family snaps fo... Read more →

State to ban cigarettes sales from vending machines

Wednesday 25th June 2014 - Daniel McConnell and Eilish O'Regan - Independent

THE Government has given the go-ahead to ban 7,000 cigarette vending machines and outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s. Health Minister James Reilly took his war on tobacco a step further yesterday by securing Cabinet approval for a range of radical measures which may form part of new legis... Read more →

For the price of a coffee, you can help save our little boy's life

Wednesday 25th June 2014 - Ed Power - Independent

When John Glynn was told his son Gavin had inoperable cancer, he refused to 'enjoy the time they had left' and found a treatment in the US that gives his beloved boy a fighting chance. THE doctors had done their best, exhausted every possibility. But John Glynn wasn't ready to give up. In March, Jo... Read more →

HSE pledge on mental care death reporting

Wednesday 25th June 2014 - -

The HSE says it is making service improvements to ensure that all unexpected deaths in mental health services are reported on and investigated properly by local staff. Audits carried out by the HSE have revealed serious shortcomings in the manner in which deaths likely to have been from suicide wer... Read more →

The Benefits of Being Overweight

Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Bernadette Rock - Independent

During all of my 16 years dedicated to chronic dieting and feeling out of control around food, one of my enduring beliefs was that being slim would mean I would be happier, confident and in control. Summertime sunshine tends to bring with it relentless advice on ‘5 easy steps to a toned tummy&... Read more →

Why counting beats instead of sheep may help insomnia

Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Professor Patricia Casey - Independent

Listen up insomniacs: music comes out tops in a recent large-scale study of therapeutic sleep remedies. HAVE you ever woken in the middle of the night and listened to the seconds ticking; for hours? It's as if you can hear time passing. You may have gone to bed exhausted and not been able to nod of... Read more →

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