Ageing with attitude: ‘Old bags’ stand up for right to live a full life

Margaret Jennings discovers a novel project which challenges our preconceived ideas about older women, who often struggle with ageist labels.

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Suffering from tinnitus isn't the pain in the ear it used to be

Abi Jackson says there is hope for sufferers of tinnitus

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The shape I'm In: Ellen Cranitch

THOUGH she trained as a classical flautist, Ellen Cranitch’s taste in music crosses all genres. Her late-night radio programme on Lyric FM runs the gamut from modern to folk, blues to opera and yes, classical. It’s a rich blend that keeps you coming back for more.

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Giving your GP a ring can save you a trip

Margaret Jennings finds a phonecall to a GP can save a trip

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Online and in the shops

SAY HELLO: Eh-Oh! A new range of Teletubbies toys has been launched to coincide with the return of the children’s TV show to CBeebies.

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Dad’s World with Jonathan deBurca Butler

I HAVE always liked Scotland. I have many Scottish friends and I seem to remember my first crush was on a Glasgow lass named Emily. She was dreamy but gave a few harsh lessons in how not to woo a young lady.

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New treatment proves there is nothing to stress about when it comes to incontinence

 A new laser treatment offers a cure for urinary incontinence, a condition actress Kate Winslet has helped to highlight by talking about her own experience. Áilín Quinlan reports

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Working life with Lorna Collins

Lorna Collins is volunteer co-ordinator with LauraLynn

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Struggling to enjoy sex after wife’s affair

Since my wife had an affair, I have been struggling sexually.

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard

My sister is prone to urinary tract infections. She is currently in hospital and is concerned she will develop an infection while being attached to a catheter. What do you think?

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Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on dry scalp and warts

I have always had a dry scalp, but it has worsened. Some areas are so itchy that they are sore. I thought it was just dandruff, but wonder if it could be dermatitis. Should I ask my GP for a referral to a dermatologist?

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Leinster's Dave Kearney makes a pitch for healthy eating

THE thrill of winning is a feeling that professional rugby player Dave Kearney says he can’t quite explain, but it’s one that drives him to do all he can to stay in peak physical condition.

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The split squat: Exercise to fine-tune your balance

Want to fine-tune your control and balance? Get down to it with this single-leg move    

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Fathers can feel ignored after the arrival of a new baby

Suzi Godson, Feelgood’s sex and relationships expert, says only a a tiny percentage of men say that the shift from “wife as lover” to “wife as mother” makes sex more complicated.

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Sex after baby: Groundbreaking research on what happens in the bedroom after birth

While we are awash with information on pregnancy and labour, little is said about the sexual difficulties women can face after childbirth. Catherine Shanahan learns of a new Irish study which explores this sensitive subject.

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Why should a woman have to be brave to admit to having an abortion?

“Period arrived! That was a long week of OTC pregnancy tests and obsessively checking the times of the boat to England.” I tweeted that yesterday.

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Being wary of symptoms that mimic other health problems

The symptoms of some ailments mimic others, says Lisa Salmon

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The Shape I'm In - Deric Ó h’Artagáin

BROUGHT up on a farm in Inchmore, Co Limerick, the weather has always been a feature in Deric Ó h’Artagáin’s life.

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Ageing With Attitude: Exercise can help fight debilitating illnesses

Margaret Jennings discovers that the more you exercise, the more your body has the capacity to fight off debilitating illnesses — in spite of inherited disease

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Is my girlfriend’s sex ban a good idea?

My long-term girlfriend likes to impose a sex ban every so often, where we spend a week not allowed to touch each other. She thinks it increases the excitement by making us mad with desire for each other, but I think we shouldn’t need that crutch to have good sex.

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