Does a ‘sweet-tooth’ lead to diabetes and does a cold lead to an ear infection? Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions.More
My husband drops the two younger kids to school. The eldest is studying medicine in Galway.
Putting on weight as we age is not just an issue of vanity, it also increases the risk of being diagnosed with cancer, says Margaret Jennings.More
DO you often wake up with a mysteriously aching jaw? Have a habit of clenching your face when you’re tense, anxious or angry?More
VAPING INCREASE: The number of people who have tried e-cigarettes almost doubled in two years.More
Too busy to go to the gym? Then check out this app that offers a personalised workout no matter where you are.More
Dr Bernadette Carr gives advice on food cravings during pregnancy and what to do when there is a history of thyroid problems in your family.More
Our alarm clock is our two-year-old son. My husband and I start the day with him. By 8.15am, we are on the road to work and crèche.
A new movement aims to support people as they make the transition into older age. Margaret Jennings talks to its founder.More
Take protein within 30 minutes after completing a workout.More
PLASTIC PADDING: Exposure in the womb to a common chemical used in plastic water bottles and food cans may predispose babies to obesity, research suggests.More
Gearing up for the Cork City Marathon or a local 10k run?More
Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on fungal infections and Viking disease or Celtic hand.More
I park up at the office, in Ballsbridge, and go for a 30-minute run around the back of the Aviva Stadium and along the Dodder, four mornings a week.
Yoga and meditation are more effective than memory exercises for combating the mental decline that often precedes Alzheimer’s, research has shown.
LOTS of us have wondered at some point or other whether we could have a thyroid problem, but is it something you’ve ever actually discussed with your GP?More
A physician says we are in denial about death and have unrealistic expectations of what hospitals can deliver at the end of life. Margaret Jennings reports.More
Keep on top of your pregnancy with this health and wellbeing app.More
People with epilepsy often encounter a lack of awareness in the workplace. Some don’t even get as far as securing a job because of their condition, says Áilín Quinlan.More
Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on weight gain during pregnancy and how to build up your energy levels after food poisoning.More
After eight hours’ sleep every night I take a few moments for meditation.
Dorrie Jacobson is 81 years old and doesn’t believe in ‘measuring’ life in decades, says Margaret Jennings.More
THE gut-wrenching nausea that hits when you receive bad news, the palpitations and sweaty palms you get when you’re nervous. We’ve probably all experienced these physical reactions to psychological triggers at some point.More
AGEING GENES: Researchers have unlocked part of the secret to youthful looks by identifying a gene variation which is linked to how old people are perceived to be.More
Forget the notebook and pen, get hyper organised with this task manager app.More
Find out if your child has a phobia or just a simple fear, and if nosebleeds are a common problem for young children.More
My attitude to the morning is this: Whatever task I’m half-dreading on the Luas on the way in, this is the one I have to get down to first. Until then — no coffee!
DOTTED around rooms, houseplants are pretty to look at and add colour and charm — but their credentials don’t end there.More
BEDROOM SPARKS: People who say they have experienced “fireworks” in the bedroom may not be completely exaggerating.More
Dr Bernadette Carr explains the possible causes of neck pain and what to do when your child gets night terrors.More
The shrill sound of the alarm goes off. I hit snooze and use the first 10 minutes to practice mindfulness.
Margaret Jennings finds singer Rebecca Storm in an upbeat mood as she marks 40 years in the music business and prepares to ‘come clean’ about her true age.More
ALLERGIES can happen to anyone at any time, even if there’s no known family history of such problems.More
CANCER LINK: Drinking alcohol, eating processed meat, and being overweight have been “strongly” linked to stomach cancer for the first time.More
This new app allows sufferers determine the severity and nature of their condition and quickly advises them on the best treatment.More
Our high intake of alcohol could be more damaging to our health than we realise, Peta Bee looks at the hard facts.More
Find out if a cold can cause bad breath and if you can treat athlete’s foot with over-the-counter remedies.More
My 14-month-old, Daniel, ensures an early start. I also have a little girl, Sophie, aged four, so in a household with two working parents, it’s a battle to get out.
Margaret Jennings talks to former Kerry GAA player Pat Spillane about the lessons he has learned from his father’s early death and his mother’s determination to provide for her children.More
Keeley Bolger says our kidneys are a filter vital to our health.More
TAKE HEART: Cooking oils and spreads, rich in a type of polyunsaturated fat help lower cholesterol but do nothing to cut the risk of heart disease or death, compared with eating butter, a study suggests.More
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Health apps might help scientists learn new truths about our bodies because we’re more honest with our phones than our doctors, says Jenna Wortham.More
I like to walk to work. It clears my head and we’re lucky enough that our clinic is on Bath Avenue, Ballsbridge, near where I live.
With this app, meditating couldn’t be simpler.More
Asthma inhalers are being dished out like “fashion accessories”, two leading British doctors have said, as they warned that medics are over-diagnosing asthma in children.More
BONES and joints are key to keeping active and mobile, and yet are highly susceptible to injury and pain, so keeping them healthy is vital.More
‘House of Cards’ Claire Underwood may like to stride around the White House in 6in Manolos but there will be a high price to pay as she hits 50, finds Margaret Jennings.More
Dr Bernadette Carr gives her advice on what to do if you have concerns about a child with stomach pain and what to do if your eyes get bloodshot and tear up after using a computer.More
Clodagh Finn talks to former world champion boxer Bernard Dunne about the benefits of exercise and healthy eating in the workplace.More
Dr Bernadette Carr gives her advice on what to do if you have concerns about your child’s hearing and if you have tingling or numbness in your fingers or hands.More
I’m a big fan of yoga so I get a good 40 minutes in before leaving for work. It’s easier to get up as the mornings get brighter.
Like scurvy and rickets, scarlet fever was once thought of as a 19th century concern, not something that anybody still needs to worry about.More
SALT GENE: A gene linked to blood pressure helps to regulate salt consumption, research has shown.More
The gift of a new kidney gave Patricia MacKenzie a fresh start eight years ago, and she has vowed to make the most of that chance every day, writes Margaret Jennings.More
This top-selling app couldn’t be simpler. Its researchers have developed 12 exercises that can be performed in seven minutes but the effect adds up to an hour in the gym.More
Pregnancy puts a woman’s body under huge pressure, often leaving her exhausted. A supportive work environment is essential, says Helen O’Callaghan.More
Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on how your child can get over a nasty vomiting bug and how young children or babies develop a squint eye.More
I grab some breakfast and head to the car with a coffee for the trip across town to Blackpool Retail Park.
Paula Mee has come through a difficult phase of her life, including the break up of a long-term relationship. Along the way she learned how to manage the ‘Change’, says Margaret Jennings.More
WHO isn’t tired, right? But if tiredness is really wearing you down, it’s natural to worry there might be something more sinister going on with your health.More
Celebrate your curves and help raise funds to fight cancer.More
Following new research, doctors are once again prescribing HRT to women experiencing menopausal symptoms. But is it a long-term option, asks Ailin Quinlan.More
Dr Bernadette Carr answers all your questions on health concerns including how to deal with eye discharges and spots on your nails.More
AROW of white cycling helmets, glinting in the sunlight, suddenly appears on the horizon, on a hillside road in Alicante, south-eastern Spain.More
A study from NUI Galway has found that older people are more likely to get an emotional and psychological boost from listening to music than younger adults, says Margaret Jennings.More
Some frequently prescribed antibiotics could be rendered “ineffective”, researchers have warned after finding high rates of resistance to the drugs among children with a common condition.More
My alarm goes off but I sneak another 15 minutes in bed before dashing for the shower.
Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions on keeping fit during pregnancy and getting omega-3 into your child’s diet.More
I have an hour commute from Rathfarnham, so I’m in the car for 7.15am.
SEPSIS, also known as septicaemia or blood poisoning, is a life-threatening condition.More
Margaret Jennings says with silver hair back in the spotlight, it’s an ageless style statement and a distinctive look many younger celebrities are embracing.More
Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions about dealing with cradle cap and injuries from playing sport regularly.More
I’m breastfeeding my 11-month-old, Conor, so I’ve an early start. Once he’s sorted, I get myself ready and head to the hospital in Sandyford.
Margaret Jennings looks at research that suggests battling depression and anxiety with neurofeedback training can reap dividends for patients.More
This game-based app has the rewards and punishments to motivate you to be healthy.More
Q. My nine-year-old son suffers from constipation. He eats Weetabix every morning with freshly-milled linseeds and has an apple every day.More
The news headlines are my alarm clock.
The secret to a strong marriage lies not in the stand-out holidays or presents, but enjoying one another every day, writes Margaret Jennings.More
Lisa Salmon says early diagnosis is crucial with ovarian cancer.More
PatientBuddy has developed a new app with Beaumont Hospital to support kidney transplant patients with home monitoring and diagnostics.More
Forget the latest diet. Eat to nourish your gut and expect to reap the benefits: better mental health, high energy and weight loss, says Clodagh Finn.
Q. My teenage daughter is studying for the Leaving Cert and seems to be in a bad mood most of the time.More
I’m up before dawn to walk the dogs. Later, I get myself ready for work and the little fellow, Tommy, aged 14 months, ready for creche.
Don’t beat yourself up if you have let your new year resolutions slip, instead stay motivated by treating each day as a new start, Dr Claire Parker tells Margaret Jennings.More
LIKE headaches, sore throats and runny noses, coughs are extremely common and most of the time, nothing to really worry about.More
6.40am I’ve a short drive from my home, in Templeogue, to Tallaght Hospital.More
NOTE: The information contained in this column is not a subsitute for medical advice. Always consult a doctor.
She’s just six years short of her 100th birthday but that is not about to stop Iris Apfel the creative dynamo from being the face of wearable technology for the older generation, writes Margaret JenningsMore
WHEN superfit Clodagh McKenna started spinning classes in a Manhattan high-octane studio she was floored by the speed.More
IF you’re feeling ill with a bad cough and temperature, you could just have a minor winter virus. Or could it be pneumonia asks Lisa SalmonMore
I have always had a dry scalp, but it has worsened. Some areas are so itchy that they are sore. I thought it was just dandruff, but wonder if it could be dermatitis. Should I ask my GP for a referral to a dermatologist?More
Margaret Jennings finds a phonecall to a GP can save a tripMore
Abi Jackson says there is hope for sufferers of tinnitusMore
Valerie O’Connor gets spring cleaning with simple ingredients like lemon, vinegar, tea tree oil, and lavender.More
NOTE: The information contained in this column is not a subsitute for medical advice. Always consult a doctor.More
Margaret Jennings discovers that the more you exercise, the more your body has the capacity to fight off debilitating illnesses — in spite of inherited diseaseMore
BROUGHT up on a farm in Inchmore, Co Limerick, the weather has always been a feature in Deric Ó h’Artagáin’s life.More
The symptoms of some ailments mimic others, says Lisa SalmonMore
How you start your morning can impact your whole day. Vicki Notaro speaks to five high-profile women to find out about their daily routineMore
I have read a lot recently about the link between intestinal health and mental wellbeing. Can you please throw some light on this somewhat dubious connection?More
I rarely have orgasms with my partner, although I enjoy the sex and am very happy with our sex life. He doesn’t understand that for me it’s more about the foreplay and sex and closeness, and he wants me to have more orgasms. Do they matter as much as he thinks?More
NOTE: The information contained in this column is not a subsitute for medical advice. Always consult a doctor.More
Margaret Jennings says the engagement of Jerry Hall to Rupert Murdoch shows that there is plenty of life to be lived — no matter what age you are.More
BY her own admission, Yvonne Tiernan is a “bit of a chatterbox”.More
6.30am - I live near Killarney so I leave the house in plenty of time to get to Tralee for 7.45am.More
I suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, and the only recommendations from my doctor are injections or surgery. Is there any natural alternative, or are these my only options for relief?More
I am five months pregnant and have recently started hiccupping after meals, sometimes for up to 20 minutes. Why is this happening and should I be worried?More
Women have been objectified for decades, so is there anything wrong with turning the tables on men, asks Katy HarringtonMore
Being well informed and mentally prepared for the ‘the change’ can help guard against getting a shock when the transition starts, writes Margaret JenningsMore
Abi Jackson says we sometimes need the experts’ helpMore
IT may be the sound of the Atlantic crashing against the coastline, an umbilical attachment to the county of his birth, or simple home comforts. Whatever the reason, Tommy Fleming insists on sleeping in his own bed every night, no matter how far he has to travel after a gig. “I drive home to Sligo even when I’m down in Cork.More
Small changes can transform your body, writes Clodagh FinnMore
Looking for a natural alternative to Botox? Doing 20 minutes of face yoga a day can help to firm sagging skin and ease wrinkles, says Margaret Jennings.More
Yes, it’s that time of the year when we tell ourselves that with hard work, we will emerge as
the new Gigi Hadid. But first get shopping, says Paula Burns, as sportswear has never been