Pain barrier: Dangers of over exercising in the gym

September often means a return to fitness programmes after a beach break. Just don’t overdo it quickly, advises Peta Bee.

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It's never too late: Programme helps adults with literacy and numeracy problems

People from all walks of life are seeking help for issues with literacy and numeracy, writes Marjorie Brennan.

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Life hacks: Anna Geary on moving beyond our comfort zone

Often, we stay within our comfort zones for fear that we can’t do something. The fear of failure is something that grips us in a way that little else can. ...

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Age of consent: New terms of engagement for male students

Far from struggling to understand the dating scene in the #MeToo era, young male college students say it’s never been more straight forward. Áilín ...

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Breast aware: New programme reaches out to teenage girls at school

A new school programme aims to teach teenage girls how to recognise the signs of breast cancer, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Tric Kearney: 'Despite our decking being a thing of beauty in the summer, it was lethal in winter'

ISN’T it strange how we get used to the quirks of our home, the lock that sticks or the window that doesn’t open. Or maybe that’s just me?

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Working life with Karn Cliffe

Karn Cliffe, assistant director of nursing and midwifery — sepsis, Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My husband never makes an effort to turn me on

My husband is continually surprised that I don’t feel like having sex very often, despite the fact that he does nothing to turn me on. If we try to talk about ...

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Dave Myers talks about the ‘hangover’ that could have cost him his sight

Hairy Biker Dave Myers was fitter than ever when a routine eye test revealed early signs of glaucoma. He tells Gabrielle Fagan what it’s meant.

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How to tell if there’s a problem with your vision

From sight loss to serious health issues, Liz Connor discovers the signs that reveal something isn’t quite right with your eyes.

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How To Train Your Dragon author: School has become so off-putting

Cressida Cowell’s Dragon series sold eight million copies around the globe and has been adapted into movies by DreamWorks.

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10 things two doctors with breast cancer think everyone should know about the disease

A British GP and breast cancer surgeon are on a mission to share their insights on the disease, writes Lisa Salmon.

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8 healthy eating rules from a dietician

From packing in more plant-based meals to her approach to managing weight, dietician Helen Bond tells Liz Connor about her simple, balanced approach.

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Why we're looking for cancer clues in urine

For the last 19 years, I have been looking for proteins in the body that could help stimulate the immune system to kill cancer.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘Why does my husband want to have an affair?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective to a woman whose husband asked for permission to sleep with his colleague.

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Is it bad to sit with your legs crossed at your desk all day?

It’s a habit that plenty of us are guilty of, but could your sitting position be causing you health problems? Liz Connor asks an expert.

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How to use a fitness tracker without becoming anxious or obsessive about your data

As health experts warn that fitness trackers might negatively affect our wellbeing, we find five tips for keeping stat-monitoring in check.

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This one simple strategy will help teenagers get organised and feel less stressed

The successful 5-step business technique should help teens get things done, Lisa Salmon reports.

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Ask an expert: What do children need to know about the dangers of playing near railway tracks?

A new video campaign aims to highlight the hidden – and too often deadly – risks around railway lines. By Lisa Salmon.

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12 tips to help feed your family on a budget

Try these simple suggestions to ease those weekly food bills.

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Bounce back: Rebounding for health and longevity

Want to put a bounce back into your life and achieve scientifically proven health benefits in the process? Then get yourself to a mini trampoline — more correctly ...

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Yo-guys: Real men do the downward dog

Despite it’s non-competitive nature, yoga is striking a pose with males in search of greater flexibility and relaxation, writes Deirdre Reynolds.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My younger lover is disappointing in bed

I’m in my 40s, and I’ve started dating a man in his 20s. We’re having a wonderful time — but sadly not in bed. When we start to have sex ...

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Working Life: Dr Karen Harrington, HSE National clinical specialist dietitian-diabetes, Cork/Kerry

Dr Karen Harrington, HSE National clinical specialist dietitian-diabetes, Cork/Kerry

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Future focus: Olympic rower Paul O'Donovan sets his sights on Tokyo 2020

He's about to start graduate medicine in UCC, but his thoughts couldn’t be further from anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

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Get in gear for autumn workouts: 5 of the best activewear collections

Katie Wright selects the new season’s most stylish sportswear.

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Spotting blood in your urine? It could be a sign of bladder cancer

It’s the 10th most common cancer in the world – but how much do you know about bladder cancer? Lucy Hubbard talks to an expert.

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6 ways to get more ‘me time’ this September

Want to tap into that back-to-school feeling and foster a fresh start? Liz Connor reveals some simple steps to help get you started.

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How we can help detect depression in our teens

Some 140 of 1000 teens below 15 years old and 104 out of 1000 children age between 5 and 14 years old have mental health problems.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘I’m relieved that the school holidays are over – does that make me a bad parent?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective to a mother who is feeling stressed by the demands of parenting.

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Schools need to teach pupils skills to maintain good mental health – here's how

Schools are often where children’s and adolescents’ mental health problems are identified, writes Dusana Dorjee.

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World Suicide Prevention Day is here to remind us why we should all try to be better listeners

We meet Joyce Gibbs who says a call to the Samaritans saved her life.

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5 reasons why you should be eating more manuka honey

Liz Connor finds a few ways we can tap into the healing power of nature’s golden goodness.

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Ask an expert: What will help me feel better about my body after giving birth?

This is not the time for fad diets and punishing regimes – a dietitian shares some little steps to help restore confidence and energy. By Lisa Salmon.

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Video: Anna Geary's 5 tips to better sleep and why we need to invest in some quality 'shut eye'

When we think of school we think of many different things, but one in particular stands out, routine, routine, routine. During the summer holidays, our daily routine ...

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Feeling the squeeze: How rising living costs are making us tighten our purse strings

Everyday essentials and monthly bills are on the up, according to a new report.

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Challenging times: Getting your life back on track after cancer

Thanks to better diagnostics, improved surgery techniques, and targeted drug therapy, more and more people are surviving cancer.

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Up the walls: Lucy Kennedy faces down her fear of heights in aid of charity

TV and radio star Lucy Kennedy set her fear of heights aside to help raise awareness for the Make-A-Wish charity, writes

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Deirdre O’Kane is setting her sights on a bright future

Comedian and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finalist Deirdre O’Kane says maintaining good eye health is vital. Even more so as she has no intention of ...

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A lack of privacy has ruined our sex life

Suzi Godson has some advice if a lack of privacy is impacting your sex life.

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End to period drama for sportswomen thanks to a new app

A tracker app is helping women in sports to open up about menstruation and to get better results, reveals Marjorie Brennan.

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Working life: Professor  Brian Lawlor, consultant psychiatrist

Catherine Shanahan talks to Prof Brian Lawlor, consultant psychiatrist and chair of the Dementia: Understand Together Campaign

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September. Can anyone believe it’s here

September. Can anyone believe it’s here?, asks Tric Kearney.

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Morning star: Newstalk's Breakfast Briefing presenter Andrea Gilligan

IT’S been a huge year for broadcaster, Andrea Gilligan, who has been tasked with fronting two new programmes for national radio broadcaster, Newstalk, writes ...

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Back to school: Six tips for keeping your child 'school healthy'

WITH children back at school for over a week, the chances are that many parents are already dealing with new-term bugs and sniffles, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir. ...

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What is e.coli and what are the symptoms to look out for?

Health experts suggest practising good hygiene if you want to avoid this nasty bacterial infection.

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Can you guess which part of airports contains the most germs?

It turns out airport security trays are really gross.

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Trouble sleeping? 11 natural remedies to try that might help with insomnia

If you’ve tried every sleep technique or pill going, you may find herbs, oils or supplements helpful.

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Can eating activated charcoal make your contraceptive pill less effective?

We ask the experts if there are any dangers behind the trendy ingredient.

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