Rob’s Cork City Marathon blog: Week 6 - The essential items you need on race day

Robert McNamara lists the essential items you need at the start and finish lines on race day.This story is enriched with multi-media content

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard: Weight loss

Q. A few years back, you mentioned a supplement that you found very effective for weight-loss. 

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Should I tell new partner about my STI?

I’m a 50-year old woman, recently single and I’ve started dating. I’ve used condoms, but somehow I have contracted HPV. 

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Eat your way through the menopause

Older women face many challenges due to hormonal changes, but good nutrition will help, says Margaret Jennings.

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Working life: Cathy Shortt, clinical nurse

7.15am
I take the dogs for a brisk walk before heading to work where emails and patient blood reports are first on the agenda. 

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Dr Bernadette Carr is here to answer your questions

There has been an outbreak of chickenpox in my daughter’s crèche, what symptoms should I watch out for?

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Shape I’m In: Nadia Forde

TONIGHT sees the third episode of Nadia: Chasing The Dream’, a new four-part series that follows model-turned-singer-turned-TV star Nadia Forde as she tries to make it in the music industry.

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Top 8 takeaway salads tested

BENCHES outside shops; tables and chairs outside cafés and bars, filled not just with smokers — and we know summer is here. It’s salad time!

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Has your progress in the gym come to a standstill?

Push on through with this high-intensity workout upgrade, says Amanda Khouv.

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Online and in the shops

GROWING IDEA: Gardening is a fun activity for children and growing their own can tempt event the pickiest of eaters to try more foods. 

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Gender balance is needed when it comes to physical education

Schools need to employ different strategies to get more girls involved in physical education classes, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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Juices are the main cause of cavities

ONE of the few dentists who offers nitrous oxide or inhalation sedation — popularly known as laughing gas — is finding phobic patients are beating a track to her clinic.

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Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 5 - The 13 emotional states you go through during a marathon

If the 2015 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is your first ever full-distance race then you’ll need to know what to expect on race day. Even if you’re a seasoned marathoner it’s good to remind yourself what a unique emotional experience and mental battle it can be, writes Robert McNamaraThis story is enriched with multi-media content

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The bad effects of snacking may surprise you

YOU might imagine that giant chocolate bar would bring some much-needed comfort at the end of a long and stressful day. 

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Delving into the business interests of Ireland’s must famous faces

NEVER let it be said that Kathryn Thomas isn’t a stranger to hard work. 

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New path lies ahead for Irish radio legend Donncha O Dulaing

WHEN Donncha O Dulaing says goodbye to the listeners of his RTÉ Radio 1 programme, Failte Isteach, tomorrow week (Saturday, April 25), he won’t consider it the end of his 51-year career with the national broadcaster.

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How to tackle spots as an adult

I am a 28-year-old woman and have recently started to get spots on my chin. Apart from an occasional spot, I have never suffered from skin problems in the past. Can you get acne in your 20s?

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Figuring out the time to let kids take responsibility for themselves

Over-protected children are often stressed out by college life because they lack autonomy, writes Áilín Quinlan.

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How to naturally deal with iron deficiency

Can you please recommend any natural iron supplements? I find the usual ones to be very constipating.

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My boyfriend wants a threesome, but I don’t

I didn’t mind indulging my boyfriend’s fantasies at first because they were not extreme and they were something we kept between the two of us

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