Rob’s Cork City Marathon Blog: Week 1 – Training plans and footwear

With just 10 weeks to go before race day, training plans and choosing the right footwear are vital to getting over the line on race day, writes Robert McNamaraThis story is enriched with multi-media content

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Dr Bernadette Carr is here to answer your questions

My husband and I are both in our 50s. We have both put on weight in the last couple of years and I think certainly my husband (and possibly me) has high blood pressure.

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard: Scabies and Pancytopenia

My daughter has contracted scabies, and I am at a loss as to how we get rid of them for good. Please help.

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I’d like a relationship but I don’t like sex

I’m a 24-year-old girl and have never been sexually attracted to anyone. However, I would like to experience a romance. 

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Why long-term birth control offers greater protection than the pill

Young Irish women tend to to stick to traditional methods of birth control rather than using effective, long-term contraceptives that cut out the risk of forgetting to take a daily tablet, says Ailin Quinlan.

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Chic look: Actress Meryl Streep was voted one of the top 10 sexiest women over the age of 60.

Older women prove time is on their side

The myths associated with ageing, often targetting women, are not only mean-spirited, they are also inaccurate. Margaret Jennings sets the record straight.

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Shape I’m In: Sorcha Furlong, actress

ORLA Kirwan acts on reflex and does things on the spur of the moment. Which isn’t at all like Sorcha Furlong, who has played Orla on the RTÉ soap Fair City for the last 15 years.

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Fact or fiction on popular superfoods

IF you’re looking for an example of a modern food miracle, look no further than coconut oil. 

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Spring into shape with this workout

Been tucking into a few too many choccy treats? Give this workout a go and it’ll be like it never happened...

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Online and in the shops

Going to the ball: Arnotts is teaming up with Disney to celebrate the release of Cinderella the Movie during the store’s Children’s Fashion Weekend on March 28 and 29.

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When kids behave badly, just keep calm

Routine is key to keeping things smooth, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Tips on how to encourage children to try and enjoy new foods

Helen O’Callaghan says it’s important to encourage children to eat a wide variety of food and to start from a very early age so they can absorb a wide range of nutrients.

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Colman Noctor

Raising children in the age of new technology

A new book aims to help parents and children foster better relationships as they navigate the age of new technology, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir.

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PJ Cooke

Working life: PJ Cooke, public health nurse

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Mornings are organised chaos. With four children ranging in age from three to 18, myself and my wife, who also works fulltime, are up early to try and get everyone out on time to the childminder, to school, and to work. 

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Natural health with Megan Sheppard

I am suffering from a bout of mastitis for the second time this month. My son is only three months old, but he is my third child, so I don’t understand why I am having a problem this time around. Please help.

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Dr Bernadette Carr is here to answer your questions

I am a woman in my 50s. I’ve recently started to get leg cramps when I am in bed. This happens two or three times a week.

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What is my husband thinking of during sex?

My husband always closes his eyes during sex. I feel this is because he needs to fantasise and I find it unsettling. Is it weird to feel jealous of his private thoughts?

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Can mums who work ’have it all’?

Arlene Harris asks five well-known women what being a mum means to them, how they juggle a career with a family and whether it is possible to ‘have it all’?

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Our top 8 frozen veggies

IT won’t be long now before we are in between seasons with root vegetables on the wane and green vegetables and salad leaves slow to appear in the garden.

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Join the yoga tribe with the Buti workout

Power yoga fusion is sweeping the States — get the experience with this no-kit-required home workout.

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