Architecture exhibition entry aims to show how planned space can help people with dementia

The Irish entry to the Architecture Biennale aims to show how planned space can help people with dementia, writes Marjorie Brennan

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The shape I'm in: Mark Cagney, TV3 presenter

This week we meet up with Mark Cagney, the 60-year-old host of TV3’s Ireland AM.

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40% increase of childhood cancer caused by air pollution

Childhood cancer is very rare — but not as rare as it used to be.

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Sweat and sculpt your body with the Xtend Barre workout

ALTHOUGH most of us aren’t blessed with the elegance, poise and skill of a ballerina, we can still take inspiration from the work they do.

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Dad's World with Jonathan deBurca Butler

My time with you has come to an end but I enjoyed sharing every chaotic minute of it with you and hope that someone, somewhere got something from it.

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This award-winning student is combining an altruistic drive with a career focus

Limerick girl Emily Duffy is facing her Leaving Cert this year having made a difficult decision not to enter the Young Scientist Technology Exhibition for the first time since she became a secondary school student.

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Technology during mealtime is upsetting for family time together

NEW research shows technology is a barrier to Irish family connection at mealtimes.

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Working life: Dr Ahmed Omar, consultant gynaecologist and medical firector, Beacon CARE Fertility

6.15am
Breakfast is minimal — cereal and orange juice — before saying goodbye to the three kids, 13-year-old twin daughters and an 11-year-old son. 

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Natural health: Thinning hair and urinary stress incontinence

Thyroid issues are often the first place to look when the hair starts to thin or grey prematurely says Megan Sheppard.

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WATCH: Modern cataract procedures are very successful with shorter recovery times

Dr Gerry Kervick, consultant ophthalmologist with the Mater Hospital, explains what is involved with cataract surgery.

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My girlfriend lacks sexual self-confidence

If you take the time to find out what is behind your girlfriend’s shyness, it could end up being a very positive thing for your relationship.

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Blogger Jordan Younger on why social media needs a health warning

When vegan blogger Jordan Younger revealed her clean-eating regime masked a severe eating disorder, she received death threats. Has the wellness trend tipped over into an unhealthy obsession, asks Harriet Walker.

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Listen up for the latest buzz on vibrators

Suzi Godson says the Magic Wand vibrator may not be the most attractive toy, but if she could pick only one, this would be it.

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Natural health: Eye infections and elder flower uses

Megan Sheppard says it can be difficult to treat an eye infection without using drops or bathing the eye, whether you use conventional or natural treatments. 

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Check it out: Cycle Journey planner app

We can all benefit from getting those endorphins pumping, that natural high that comes from moving.

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Online and in the news

IN THE WRONG: Doctors often get it wrong when predicting how long terminally ill people have left to live, new research suggests.

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Counteracting post-study food binges

A BUSY brain can mean a hungry body. We often seek food after focused mental activity, like preparing for an exam or poring over spreadsheets. 

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The shape I'm in: Karen Koster, TV3 presenter

 Karen is a First 1000 Days ambassador and recently launched a ‘breastfeeding welcome here’ mark to help normalise breastfeeding in public places.

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Ageing with attitude: Keep your brain in tune by playing an instrument

You may never reach the heights of a professional performer, but learning to play a musical instrument in later life is a great mental workout, says Margaret Jennings.

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Be persistent with children who are reluctant to try new foods

HAS the word ‘yuck’ ruined more than one family mealtime?

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