Ageing With Attitude: Iris Apfel is set to be the face of wearable technology for the older generation

She’s just six years short of her 100th birthday but that is not about to stop Iris Apfel the creative dynamo from being the face of wearable technology for the older generation, writes Margaret Jennings

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Make sure you put some love into picking a Valentine’s Day present

Put a little time into choosing a quality present, writes Áilin Quinlan. Otherwise you risk giving the wrong message to your partner

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Lingerie as popular as ever as a Valentine’s Day gift

Lingerie is still a big seller in the run-up to the most loved-up day of the year, reports Deirdre Reynolds

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Funding fertility: New proposals will help those seeking IVF treatment

Couples planning on going down the IVF route will welcome new proposals for state support of what is often an expensive treatment. However, writes Áilín Quinlan, the details have yet to be worked out

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A play therapist can help a child get to the root of an issue

Margaret Jennings says children can open up with a play therapist    

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Dad’s World with Jonathan deBurca Butler

I THINK I was more frightened than he was. 

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Online and in the shops

BAG IT: Looking for a new kit bag or birthday gift for a sporty child? 

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Pregnancy can be the best and worst of times

I’m newly pregnant and my libido has been very up and down. I’m aware that I won’t be able to have sex for a while after the birth. What will happen to my libido during my pregnancy and is there anything I can do? I don’t want to lose the sexual closeness that I have with my husband.

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Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions about dry skin and verruca treatment

NOTE: The information contained in this column is not a subsitute for medical advice. Always consult a doctor.

 

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Working Life - Marian Connolly, nurse manager

6.40am I’ve a short drive from my home, in Templeogue, to Tallaght Hospital.

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard

I have a large glass bottle of wheatgerm oil that was given to me by a friend, and I am at a loss as to what I should use it for. I know that it is a healthy oil, but can you please give me some ideas as to what it is good for and how to use it?

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The importance of guarding yourself against pneumonia

IF you’re feeling ill with a bad cough and temperature, you could just have a minor winter virus. Or could it be pneumonia asks Lisa Salmon 

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The Shape I'm In - Clodagh McKenna

WHEN superfit Clodagh McKenna started spinning classes in a Manhattan high-octane studio she was floored by the speed.

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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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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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