Examine Yourself: Impact of a cancer diagnosis on a couple's relationship

Examine Yourself: Impact of a cancer diagnosis on a couple's relationship

A diagnosis can be devastating for relationships. Margaret Jennings talks to experts about how strong partnerships need to be in their darkest hour

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Dying well: Don't put off talking about death with loved ones

Dying well: Don't put off talking about death with loved ones

It’s important to seize opportunities to discuss end-of-life options with loved ones, a palliative care doctor tells Margaret Jennings

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Novel approach: Expand your lifespan by reading books

Novel approach: Expand your lifespan by reading books

Leafing through a tome for 3.5 hours a week can add almost two years to your life, researchers have found. Margaret Jennings talks to people aged over 50 about their ...

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Learning curve: Why we need to drop the idea of the terrible twos

Learning curve: Why we need to drop the idea of the terrible twos

Looking to find their way in what can be a confusing world, our toddlers need support not criticism, a Montessori teacher tells Margaret Jennings

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Gut response: How to keep our digestive tract on track

Gut response: How to keep our digestive tract on track

Essential to healthy living, our digestive system tends to slow down as we age. Margaret Jennings looks at how to keep it in tip-top condition.

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Move it or lose it: Exercise to beat cognitive decline

Move it or lose it: Exercise to beat cognitive decline

The number of people with dementia is set to double in the next 20 years, so the importance of physical activity in preventing memory loss cannot be over-stressed, ...

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How boxing class has helped this cancer survivor keep fighting fit

How boxing class has helped this cancer survivor keep fighting fit

Margaret Jennings meets cancer survivor Jennifer Sweeney, who describes how a one-to-one fitness class helps to keep her fighting fit aged 74.

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Peter Gowen: I beat cancer and I’ve never been happier

Peter Gowen: I beat cancer and I’ve never been happier

Actor Peter Gowen was ‘menaced’ by anxiety as a result of his early school experience, but it left him when part of his bowel was removed, he tells Margaret ...

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On song: Singer Karen Underwood rediscovers the joy of living in musicThis story is enriched with multi-media content

On song: Singer Karen Underwood rediscovers the joy of living in music

Ageing has graced the singer with a positive attitude, along with music and performing, which provided salvation during a difficult time, writes Margaret Jennings

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Third act: 75-year-old strikes a high note on stage

Third act: 75-year-old strikes a high note on stage

Songwriter, actress, and singer Lua McIlraith takes a riotous look at ageing in her one-woman show ‘Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully’, says Margaret Jennings. ...

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The only way is up: Everest mountaineer Pat Falvey starts a Forever Young Club

The only way is up: Everest mountaineer Pat Falvey starts a Forever Young Club

Adventurer Pat Falvey has launched a new initiative to help people over the age of 50 to shift attitudes and achieve their goals, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Brain is smiles ahead: New book reveals how attitude impacts our health

Brain is smiles ahead: New book reveals how attitude impacts our health

A new book by a cognitive neuroscientist explains why smiling can trick the brain, making us feel a lot better, writes Margaret Jennings.

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