6 foods that could be damaging to your teeth

Dentists have noticed how certain ‘healthy eating’ or weight-loss and detox trends are taking a toll on the nation’s dental health.

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Ageing with Attitude: You're only as old as you ‘CREAKING’ feel

Noelle Brown’s 89-year-old mother helped to inspire ‘CREAKING’, a play that will feature volunteer cast members at every venue, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My girlfriend won’t reciprocate in bedroom

When one person gives their all, and the other continually refuses to balance the books, resentment is inevitable, says Suzi Godson.

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Mater Private: Where there’s smoke there’s a problem

Dr Sarah Landers says smoking is the single biggest cause of disease and death in Ireland.

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Natural health: Fever's and cellulite

While we typically associate a fever with sickness, it is actually the body healing itself, says Megan Sheppard.

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Give your digestive system a rest by juicing your way to vitality

Fed up with her unhealthy lifestyle, Louise Roseingrave jetted off to Portugal where she underwent a week-long detox.

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The shape I'm in: Patrick Bergin, actor

Patrick Bergin plays the part of Jim Tierney on TV3’s Red Rock.

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What you should do if you suspect your child is being bullied in school

Parents can feel helpless if they suspect their child is being bullied. Andrea Mara talks to experts about how it should be handled.

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The Smart Money Stories helps kids to make cents of finance

Helen O’Callaghan looks at a scheme all about the money.

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Working life: Eilín Ní Mhurchú, nurse, Jack and Jill Foundation

6.50am
I’m a bit of a newshound so I browse the online news and check Twitter over coffee. 

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Tric Kearney: It's my life

Our printer died. This might be ‘fake news’ to some of you but it has sent shock waves through our house, resulting in wailing, shouting, arguments and blame.

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Meet three people who left their home country behind to marry the love of their life

Arlene Harris talks to three people who were prepared to move overseas in order to ensure they spent their lives together.

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Women should embrace pregnancy for the incredible thing that it is

Keeley Bolger on a new book that deals with pregnancy.

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Stressed out at work? Here's how you can give yourself some head space

Being unable to switch off from the stresses of work may have more to do with your need to be always ‘present’ than the actual job you are in, writes Margaret Jennings.

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We can slow it down but your genes are the biggest factor in the ageing process

Shocked by her own test results, Dr Sara Gottfried was spurred on to devise ways of improving her health and slowing down the ageing process, says Áilín Quinlan.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Anticipation overwhelms the act of reunion

After all the “waiting and wanting”, actually “having” requires adjusting to the real, rather than the ideal, says Suzi Godson.

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Get stronger with the Pure Strength technique

Want strength gains? This new class concept is geared to help you get them – fast.

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Maia Dunphy: We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Maia Dunphy was first diagnosed with irritable bowl syndrome when she was aged 16 and believes in speaking out about the condition.

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Mater Private: Understanding blood flow is at the heart of the matter

Dr Barry Hennigan is the newest consultant to join the Mater Private Hospital Cork.

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Natural health: The menopause and food cravings

There are many herbal remedies that can help to alleviate nerve pain, says Megan Sheppard.

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The gift of a book at Easter lasts a lot longer than a chocolate egg

Looking for an alternative to Easter eggs? Mary Arrigan selects 10 volumes for children to feast their eyes on.

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Moo Crew: Milk matters to growing kids

A schools initiative is promoting dairy, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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Tric Kearney: It's my life

Welcome to Good Friday. Forgive me if I am sounding a little raspy, but I’ve woken up with the most dreadful thirst.

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The shape I'm in: John Brennan, hotelier and TV personality

Hotelier and TV personality John Brennan doesn’t worry about his fitness, as he is always on the go.

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Ageing: You're never too old to learn, says Charles Eugster, aged 97

Charles Eugster started rowing in his 60s, body building in his 80s and sprinting at 97. He tells Margaret Jennings why he has become a ‘poster boy’ for ageing well.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My husband just isn’t interested in sex

Withholding sex in a marriage is often an attempt to communicate anger or hurt, says Suzi Godson.

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Poll: Can perks make you enjoy going to work?

Work benefits, such as bean bags, gym membership, and discount products are not necessarily a substitute for job satisfaction and compassionate bosses, says Deirdre Reynolds.

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Do smartphones and tablets harm a child's development?

Every parent is guilty of it, but is giving your young child a smartphone or tablet really that bad, asks dad Ben Machell.

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It’s important to allow space in our diets for the occasional sweet treat

No-nonsense nutritionist Rob Hobson reveals how to keep it just sweet enough, writes Abi Jackson.

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Check out this half-hour fat blaster workout

Want to get an effective workout done and dusted? This one only takes 30 minutes, says Amanda Khouv.

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Natural health: Chronic fatigue syndrome and panic attacks

Chronic fatigue syndrome disrupts the functions of the bodily systems, in particular the nervous and immune systems, says Megan Sheppard.

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Mater Private: Back problems can be a real pain

Specialist physiotherapist Hugh Tobin looks at the evolution of the pelvis and spine and their importance in our daily lives.

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The shape I'm in: Adrian Martin, chef

Chef Adrian Martin says that the reason why he’s so skinny is that he cooks everything himself from scratch.

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Children with an autistic sibling are often involved in their care

Society needs to become more aware of the siblings of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a recent UCC study.

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Fertility awareness project recognised at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

A project on fertility awareness by three innovative teenage boys found a lack of knowledge among their peers and even their teachers, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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CRY provides cardiac screening for the young and helps families dealing with grief

Marie Greene’s son died suddenly of cardiac arrest aged 15. She talks to Margaret Jennings about how she coped with her grief by setting up a support charity for bereaved parents.

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Working life: Dr Peter Greally, consultant respiratory paediatrician

6.15am
An early start means my three sons Harry (20), Freddie (18) and Charlie (15) are still asleep when I depart for work. 

 

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Tric Kearney: It's my life

Do you ever notice once the time changes and the sun puts in a token appearance this country turns its face en masse to summer and summer holidays in particular?

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A revolutionary design in pelvic floor weakness treatment

Helen O’Callaghan reports on a non-invasive treatment for pelvic floor weakness and urinary leakage

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