Working life with chartered physiotherapist Ciara Cullen

Ciara Cullen, chartered physiotherapist, tells us about her typical day.  

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Dr Bernadette Carr is here to answer your questions

Q. I took antibiotics for a chest infection two weeks ago. A few days ago, I developed red areas in my mouth, which are sore. What should I do?

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Gallstones: How a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk

How diet can reduce your gallstone risk, writes Lisa Salmon.

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How to cope with anxiety attacks

The best way to deal with crippling anxiety attacks is to challenge the cause of the catastrophic thoughts, writes Áilín Quinlan.

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Feeling younger for than your age? Study proves you’ll live longer

Your attitude to ageing can determine how long you live. A new study shows that people who feel their age or older are more likely to die sooner, writes Margaret Jennings.           

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Natural Health: Getting more omega-3s into your body

Q. I have been told that I need to take more omega-3s and was wondering if LSA or flaxseeds are enough, or do I need to take fish as well? I would rather not take a supplement.

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Maintenance sex is emotional investment

Q. When I first met my husband, we were both always ‘up for it’. But now I feel that I engage in ‘maintenance’ sex to please him, rather than because I want it myself. 

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The shape I’m in: Operation Transformation’s Dr Eddie Murphy

WEIGHT management is a numbers game and Operation Transformation’s clinical psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy is no exception, writes Irene Feighan. 

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Exercises to help firm up those legs, bums and stomachs

Need to firm up the three classic trouble spots, fast? Try these foolproof moves, writes Amanda Khouv.

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Managing epilepsy: A young Cork teen is fighting back

The news that your child has epilepsy does not mean major life changes or cutting out sports. All you need is to take some sensible precautions, writes Catherine Shanahan.

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Sport the key to tackling obesity despite threat of injury

Kids need sport despite threat of injury, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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Online and in the shops: Frozen Ice Castle

Let it glow: Frozen’s Snow Glow Elsa was the most in-demand toy at Christmas and the new Lego Disney Princess Elsa’s Sparkling Ice Castle has already picked up a Best New Toy Award at the London Toy Fair.

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Cork University Hospital launches app explaining breast cancer in plain English

Cork University Hospital (CUH) has launched an app, FYI: Breast Cancer, to help women who are overwhelmed by medical information about cancer.

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Give your child a choice in what they wear

YOU ARE set for a family trip to an open farm and your daughter wants to wear a frilly, ankle-length princess dress. You think she’ll look ridiculous and tell her so.

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Parent trap: how to let go of your adult child

Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: increasing numbers of adult children still live at home. But the author of a new parenting guide tells Lisa Salmon why it’s best to let them go.

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The shape I’m in: Rachel Stevens

RACHEL STEVENS is reaching for the sky — yet again, says Irene Feighan.

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The ingredients for a healthy life

THE key to good health is to be a food-label detective. Knowing how to decode the hidden sugars and the fat content of foods will lead to a longer, healthier life.

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Online and in the shops: Internet workshop

Did your child or grandchild get a tablet computer for Christmas and would you like to learn the basics? 

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Practice makes for perfect safe sex

I’m a recently divorced man in my early 50s. I never used condoms when I was younger, as my ex-wife was on the pill. 

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Natural remedies for rashes

I have an ugly rash on my face, just at the lower corner, it gets very sore and itchy. I’ve tried all the over-the-counter creams to no avail. What do you suggest?

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