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Internet 'damaging mental health, destroying families'

Wednesday 10th October 2018 - Sarah Knapton - The Irish Independent

The internet is fuelling a range of mental health disorders including "cyberchondria", online hoarding and shopping addictions, an influential group of experts are warning as they call for urgent action to tackle the problem. An international team of more than 100 researchers say the "all-per... Read more →

It has rejected stigma in favour of inclusion' - Clonakilty becomes Ireland’s first autism-friendly town

Wednesday 10th October 2018 - Adam Harris - The Irish Independent

Clonakilty has become Ireland’s first autism-friendly town. Over 80 businesses and organisations carried out four specific actions, in association with the As I Am charity, in order to achieve the accolade. They erected visual guides and maps to help any visiting autistic person; agree... Read more →

Chicken pox: should I get the vaccine for my daughter?

Wednesday 10th October 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Q Should I get the chicken pox vaccine for my eight-month-old daughter who is in a crèche? What are the dangers to the under-ones of catching the disease? And why isn’t it part of the childhood vaccination scheme? Dr Nina replies: Chicken pox (varicella) is one of the few childho... Read more →

How your phone could help to spot the early signs of dementia

Monday 8th October 2018 - Anita Singh - The Irish Independent

How you use your mobile phone could reveal early symptoms of dementia, according to researchers at Oxford University. They contend that the length of your text messages and the speed with which you find a phone number can be important warning signs and believe that using artificial intelligen... Read more →

Yvonne Hogan: Why I’d opt for a crèche over a childminder any day

Monday 8th October 2018 - Yvonne Hogan - The Irish Independent

New research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health linking attendance at a crèche or nursery with better psychological development than being looked after by family, friends or a childminder at home in early childhood comes as no surprise to me. We chose a local, ind... Read more →

People's love of house plants is coming back': Diamuid Gavin on how his latest venture - a pop-up coffee shop in the city - is aimed at new gardeners

Monday 8th October 2018 - Diamuid Gavin - The Irish Independent

Spending time around Diarmuid Gavin is quite the experience. To start with, he is a people magnet. It's a weekday morning and he's showing me around his latest venture, a converted period butcher's shop on George's Street in Dublin city centre that's festooned with a selection of indoor plants. ... Read more →

How your phone could help to spot the early signs of dementia

Friday 5th October 2018 - Anita Singh - The Irish Independent

How you use your mobile phone could reveal early symptoms of dementia, according to researchers at Oxford University. They contend that the length of your text messages and the speed with which you find a phone number can be important warning signs and believe that using artificial intelligen... Read more →

Smoke-free Ireland still 34 years off as 100 die every week

Friday 5th October 2018 - John Downing - The Irish Independent

Ireland risks missing its tobacco-free target date of 2025 by 27 years, the HSE has warned. The shocking delay is putting new pressure on Health Minister Simon Harris to soften his stance on e-cigarettes to help more smokers quit. The Government is committed to being "tobacco-free" - with le... Read more →

The 4 things you can control to give your children the best chances of long and healthy life

Friday 5th October 2018 - Harry de Quetteville - The Irish Independent

There are four key lessons that you can instil in your child for a brighter future: don't put weight on, make exercise a part of your lifestyle, don't smoke and don't drink hazardously. These are the essential building blocks for physical and mental wellbeing. Beyond these, there's not much you can ... Read more →

The 4 things you can control to give your children the best chances of long and healthy life

Friday 5th October 2018 - Harry de Quetteville - The Irish Independent

The 4 things you can control to give your children the best chances of long and healthy life There are four key lessons that you can instil in your child for a brighter future: don't put weight on, make exercise a part of your lifestyle, don't smoke and don't drink hazardously. These are the essent... Read more →

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