Against the odds: Life after ectopic pregnancy

One woman’s plans for a honeymoon baby turned into a nightmare ectopic pregnancy, followed by another. Thanks to IVF, she now has two children, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir

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Body confidence: Alexandra Shulman's bikini selfie

When a former British Vogue editor-in-chief posted a bedroom selfie little did she realise it would be seen as an empowering move, writes Margaret Jennings

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Shape I'm In: Mum and model Claudine Keane on being a work in progress

Claudine Keane tries to maintain a balanced diet but allows occasional treats, writes Arlene Harris

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Why compliance key for medication

Barry O’Sullivan and Kate Sullivan are clinical Pharmacists at Mater Private Hospital, Cork.

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Generation nap: In praise of the snack-size snooze

Sharon Ní Chonchúir sings the praises of the snack-size snooze

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Fit Tips: Get a boost in strength, conditioning and fitness –without the price tag

This workout straight from the experts promises a boost in strength, conditioning and fitness –without the price tag. 

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The salt mines: Just how healthy is salt for us?

While recent trials debunked some established truths about salt, the leader of the research says the findings don’t give us a licence to liberally consume it either, says Peta Bee.     

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Spare new mothers your advice - it can be potentially harmful

New mums are magnets for unsolicited advice most of which is, at best, unhelpful and at worst, potentially harmful, writes Andrea Mara            

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It's My Life: Tric Kearney - There are three types of people in the world

I believe there are three types of people in the world, those who love cats, those who love dogs, and those who believe dog and cat lovers are unhinged.

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Lanzarote’s Club La Santa offers up a healthy, fit-friendly holiday

Lanzarote’s Club La Santa is among the best looking destinations for a healthy, active holiday, says Darren Norris

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The shape I'm in - Louise McSharry

RTÉ’s Louise McSharry is about to hit a personal best. 

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Working Life: Anna O’Donoghue - nurse, Irish Heart Mobile Health Unit

7am: My journey today is 40 minutes drive. With lunches made for my three children, I’m ready to leave home at 8am.

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Natural Health with Megan Sheppard: Help with teething and glaucoma

Q. My 18-month old daughter has terrible problems with her teeth. She is missing enamel on two teeth and has a number of cavities and brown patches on her teeth, in particular her front top teeth. I took her to the doctor recently and he said it is because I breastfeed her during the night. She eats very healthy snacks, and I don’t give her sweets, juice, or other junk foods. What can I do about her teeth? I am not convinced that breastfeeding is causing these problems.

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Ageing with attitude: How a breast cancer diagnosis turned a journalling hobby into a lifeline

Anne Alcock has been journalling since the age of 12, but having been diagnosed with breast cancer, the hobby became a lifeline, writes Margaret Jennings

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9 simple steps to sunbathe safely

Follow simple steps to sunbathe safely, says Sharon Ní Chonchúir

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Meet the open water swimmers who feel the positive link between exercise and emotion

Open water swimmers have long enjoyed the positive link between exercise and emotion, writes Clodagh Finn

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The shape I'm in - Kerry O’Flaherty

OLYMPIAN Kerry O’Flaherty is evidently in good shape, having competed in Rio in 2016 and this year winning the Irish National 1500m title and competing in her first European Indoor Championships in Serbia.

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Ageing with attitude: Moving away from aches and pains

Katy Bowman, in her new book ‘Dynamic Ageing’, advocates moving one thing — anything — differently in your life. It will be rewarding, says Margaret Jennings.

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Dr Temple Grandin: Focus on strengths rather than deficits in children with autism

Autism advocate and animal specialist Temple Grandin tells Helen O’Callaghan it is important to focus on strengths rather than deficits in children with autism

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It's My Life: Tric Kearney - Another family holiday is over

SO, in the flash of an eye another family holiday is over. A week can seem to pass so quickly when we are at home, but on holiday, with every minute used to its full, it feels longer and of more value.

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The trauma of a sick sibling

A sick child affects the whole family, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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HIIT workout: Get fitter, stronger, and healthier in 20 minutes

This workout can be done in less than 20 minutes to get you fitter, stronger, and healthier

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How to reduce a fear of speaking in public

A recent survey ranks fear of public speaking higher than death, if you are in that category you are in good company, but there is also a lot you can do to reduce and manage any nerves you have, says Annmarie O’Connor

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Working Life: Karina Healy, GP liaison hospital relationship executive, Bon Secours, Cork

5.45am: I’m an early riser and weather permitting, I like to squeeze in a run. 

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Natural Health with Megan Sheppard: What can I do to protect myself from a cold after flying

I always seem to end up with a cold after flying, even short-haul trips. I assume that it is in part due to the recycled air. What can I do to protect myself, as I am due to fly again next month?

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My husband says watching porn isn’t a big deal

My husband and I have been married for five years and we have kids. I’ve just discovered that he watches porn. I asked him about it, but he doesn’t think it’s a very big deal and thinks I’m overreacting. I don’t understand why he needs to do it, as we have a healthy sex life.

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PMDD - the potentially debilitating form of PMS

PMDD is the potentially debilitating form of PMS. Yet most women do not know what it is, let alone whether they have it. Deirdre Reynolds reports.

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The shape I'm in - Liam Ó Maonlaí

MUSICIAN Liam Ó Maonlaí follows his own rhythms and in his own time. Anything else is an unwelcome distraction.

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Learning to live with a body dysmorphic disorder using mindfulness

Helen O’Callaghan talks to Chloe Catchpole who has learned to live with body dysmorphic disorder by using CBT and mindfulness.

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Doing nothing and boredom is a good thing for kids

Helen O’Callaghan on the role boredom plays in development.

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It's My Life: Tric Kearney and her dislike of heat

AS I sit in my living room looking out on a damp day I couldn’t be more content. There’s a part of me which I know is a little odd, well perhaps many parts of me, but the one I speak of is, unlike a large number of the population, I dislike the heat.

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Natural Health with Megan Sheppard: Is it possible for vasectomy to lead to prostate cancer?

My husband had a vasectomy four years ago. While everything has gone well with the surgery, I have recently read about vasectomy increasing the risk for prostate cancer. His father has prostate cancer, so it is a concern for us. Is it possible for vasectomy to lead to prostate cancer?

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Working Life: Donna Paton, hygienist, Dental Care Ireland, Tullamore

6.30am

I check through emails over breakfast. As President of the Irish Dental Hygienist’s Association (IDHA), my inbox is always full. I correspond regularly with the association committee on all matters, from member queries to organising conferences and meetings.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Will sex on third date spoil chances of long-term love?

I am 29, single, and have recently met someone who I really like after a year of unsuccessful dating. We’ve known each other for a few months, but have only been on two dates. In the past, I have slept with men on the first or second date but it has come to nothing. This time I want it to turn into something more. I really fancy him, and I’m dying to sleep with him, but do you think that jumping into bed so soon would harm the chances of something longer-term?

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Simple exercises to help get fab abs

Blast belly fat to reveal a super-toned tum with this high-intensity workout, says Amanda Khouv

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One step at a time for reaching life goals

A new book on reaching important life goals advocates for small, attainable objectives. Helen O’Callaghan talks to one of its authors

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Summer livin’ - how to look and feel better on holidays

Here’s how to look and feel better on hols, writes Claire Spreadbury

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