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Strict 'five-a-day' rule sidelined in new bid to fight child obesity

Thursday 2nd November 2017 - Eilish O'Regan - Irish Independent

Strict healthy living rules like aiming for 'five a day' have been sidelined in a new campaign to tackle child obesity. Families instead are being encouraged to take small steps to improve their dietary and exercise habits. Previous campaigns have spotlighted goals which may be unreachable, includin... Read more →

10 ways to banish the winter blues

Wednesday 1st November 2017 - Dr Claire Hayes - Irish Independent

It's that time of year again -the mornings suddenly seem chilly, the trees are changing colour and leaves are falling to the ground. I'm lucky, I enjoy autumn, but I know that there are many who do not. I usually look forward to the winter months too, but this year I notice myself being more inf... Read more →

Understanding arthritis just how vital is diet?

Thursday 26th October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

According to Arthritis Ireland nearly one million people in Ireland live with arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form, followed by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although the statistics can vary, there are, on average, about 12 hip replacements and five knee replacements daily in Ir... Read more →

10 facts about dust

Wednesday 25th October 2017 - Health & Living - Irish Independent

It may seem harmless, but dust, or 'airborne particles', are common air pollutants which, depending on their source and composition, can have a major impact on health, explains NUIG Exposure Science Lecturer, Dr Marie Coggins 1 Dust is generated in many ways From the natural eros... Read more →

Understanding arthritis just how vital is diet?

Tuesday 24th October 2017 - Orla Walsh

When you have arthritis, it's important to have a good knowledge of what foods to include and avoid. Our resident dietitian has the answers, and explains the two most common types of the condition. According to Arthritis Ireland nearly one million people in Ireland live with arthritis. Osteoarthrit... Read more →

Fit after 50: One of the biggest challenges of ageing is getting weaker, but exercising can change this

Friday 20th October 2017 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

Welcome to my new six-part series, Fit after 50. My goal over the next six weeks is to show you just how important health and exercise are as you get older. This might be a time when you are facing increasing age-related challenges in your own life, but I'm here to help you do what you ... Read more →

These 'healthy' food brands are actually saltier than seawater, dietitian warns

Thursday 19th October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

The average Irish diet is very high in salt, which may be contributing to the worrying levels of obesity in both children and adults, independent of calorie intake, writes dietitian Orla Walsh. A new survey has revealed certain brands of pesto are saltier than seawater. Although a popular choic... Read more →

Health budget almost €15.3B in 2018

Friday 13th October 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Department of Health will have a budget of almost €15.3 billion next year, however doctors have described Budget 2018 as ‘deeply disappointing and regressive' from a health perspective. According to the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the health budget for next year will not be abl... Read more →

How you can you control PMS through diet

Thursday 12th October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish independent

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is an umbrella term for a group of physical, behavioural or mood changes that occur one to two weeks before menstruation. Symptoms usually stop once a woman's period begins. This means that for some women two to three weeks of every month are being disrupted by menstr... Read more →

PCOS: Is diet the answer?

Tuesday 10th October 2017 - Orla Walsh - Irish Independent

As a dietitian it's incredibly frustrating how little attention is given to nutrition in the pursuit of fertility. Fertility and all our hormones are interlinked. Your diet can help improve metabolic and reproductive health. After all, food feeds not just you as a whole but every single system w... Read more →

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