Damage limitation: Festive feasting without piling on the pounds

The calories can easily add up over Christmas. But with a little planning it’s possible to indulge without piling on the pounds, experts tell Ciara McDonnell. ...

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'Unfortunately, classy Christmas decorations come at a price'

NOW that we’re hurtling towards December 25, there’s no escape, writes Tric Kearney.

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Working life:  Dr Melissa Jones, research officer, Fighting Blindness

Dr Melissa Jones is a research officer at Fighting Blindness and All Ireland Scholar.

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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has kidney dysplasia: What to know about the condition

The star said a second kidney transplant left her ‘contemplating suicide’.

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6 natural hangover remedies to save you the morning after the office Christmas party

Tackle headaches, nausea and general malaise with these top tips from health experts, says Max Freeman-Mills.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘My wife’s new friend has made working from home a challenge’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers advice to a man whose home-working set-up is probably going to need to adapt…

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Hangxiety: The new morning after phenomenon that you need to know about

It affects some people more than others – here’s why, and what you can do.

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This is how men and women experience heart attacks differently

A Twitter thread has gone viral showing how not everyone suffers from instantly recognisable chest pains.

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Personal trainers and nutritionists reveal their simple secrets to a healthier Christmas

From cutting calories to blitzing boozy units, Liz Connor finds out how to enjoy the festive season without sacrificing your wellbeing.

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Working life:  Aisling Murphy, counselling psychologist, Co Louth

Aisling Murphy, counselling psychologist, Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, Co Louth

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Feeling tired? Here's some top tips for beating seasonal fatigue

Liz Connor provides some top tips for beating seasonal fatigue.

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Oh deer! Men's guide to taking Christmas stress by the antlers

Stress, men, and Christmas are words you rarely hear in the one sentence. But spare a thought for the overstretched dad who is often out of his comfort zone during ...

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Making waves: 2fm’s Stephen Byrne revisits his Leaving Cert

HAVING sometimes experienced panic attacks over recent years, 2fm presenter Stephen Byrne is very aware of the importance of exercise to his mental and physical ...

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Our first time didn’t go well — it was really awkward

I started seeing a new woman recently. We took it quite slowly at the beginning, and waited to have sex.

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Music memories: Tune into the playlist of your life

Music can be a vital tool for our mental wellbeing – especially as we get older, writes Margaret Jennings

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Ask a counsellor: ‘I love my husband – so why am I so attracted to a man at work?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine tells a woman tempted to have an affair that maybe her marriage needs a reboot…

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Sniffle season is upon us – how to stop other people from getting your cold

Colds are notoriously infectious, but a little common sense from those who already have the virus could save us all a lot of sneezing.

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5 myths about measles you need to stop believing

There’s been a major rise in the number of measles cases reported across the globe in the space of year, according to new figures.

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Good enough to eat: Top eight cookery books to gift this Christmas

KEYWORDS in cookbook titles for 2018 are ‘happy’ and ‘at home’ and none the worse for that. If we are thinking of good health, the enjoyment ...

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Party on: Our growing love affair with alcohol

It’s party season and all too easy to let one drink lead to two and more. Keep an eye on your units and your body will thank you for it, says Áilín ...

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Oh yes he is: Dancing with the Stars winner Jake Carter gets leading panto role

HIS twinkle-toed talents helped him foxtrot his way to the winner’s podium on RTÉ’s Dancing With the Stars. It also helped him get into the best ...

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Move it: Staying active as we get older is vital to maintaining mental and physical health

Staying connected and active as we get older is vital to maintaining our mental and physical health, a top expert tells Marjorie Brennan.

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In the flow: Psychologist Susan David on emotional agility

Psychologist Susan David tells Marjorie Brennan that compassion, curiosity, and self-acceptance are the best way to deal with life’s twists and turns.

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Cinderella complex: The problem with buying gifts for girls

Andrea Mara says when giving toys to children it’s best to avoid gender stereotyping options.

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Tric Kearney: 'Three of our four children barely read and I suspect two would return my gift completely if they had the receipt'

IF you saw me today, you might notice I’m wearing my ‘don’t mess with me’ face. What’s bothering me? Could it be my children? Or yer ...

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Working life with Dr Margaret Dunne, research assistant professor/cancer immunologist, Trinity College Dublin

8am: I haul myself out of bed and cycle to work from Grand Canal Dock to the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, James’s Hospital.

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Cutting edge: Why robotic surgery is the future

Robots are playing a greater role in Irish hospitals, delivering precision operations, with minimal blood loss and shorter recovery times for patients, says Áilín ...

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What exactly is a thyroid disorder? 20 things experts want us all to know about this vital gland

Although very common, thyroid disorders can be tough to spot and are often misunderstood. Lisa Salmon finds out more.

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Kym Marsh is set to become a granny at 42 – here are the rules for being a young nan

As the actress reveals her daughter is pregnant, Jenny Stallard looks at how to be the best g-ma in your 40s.

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Work it out: Fitness expert Pat Divilly on the benefits of hard work

FITNESS expert, author and entrepreneur, Pat Divilly believes in dogged hard work. He knows from experience that there is no fast track to success.

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Fancy footwork: Give bunions the boot

Meghan may have had surgery to remove her bony bumps but before you go under the knife there are simpler and cheaper options to consider, writes Deirdre Reynolds.

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Reaching out: Looking out for elderly neighbours over Christmas

As winter draws in, one of the country’s leading charities for older people is calling for loneliness to become a public health issue, writes Marjorie Brennan. ...

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A star is born: What it takes to be a child actor

With children dreaming of starring in the Late Late Toy Show or pantos, it’s important to remember they need to have fun too, writes Arlene Harris.

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Tric Kearney: 'There is a saying 'your sin will find you out' and one day I was caught rotten'

RECENTLY, a certain college student I know was visited by one of those most lovely of people, the television licence inspector, writes Tric Kearney.

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Bee’s knees: The health benefits of Irish honey

COUGHING and spluttering in this season of dreariness? Before trying over-the-counter mixtures or resorting to antibiotics, try this World Health Organisation-approved ...

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Working life: Trish Lane, director of clinical services, UPMC Whitfield, Waterford

I drop my daughter Tara to secondary school, and my son Evan to work en route to the hospital, which is a short commute from our home in Waterford.

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Bounce back: Dietitian Aoife Hearne wants her pre-baby body back

Dietitian Aoife Hearne says you need persistence and lots of patience when introducing new foods to children.

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These are the subtle signs of type 2 diabetes in children that all parents should know about

Rates of type 2 diabetes in children and young adults have skyrocketed to the highest ever recorded – here’s how to spot the telltale signs

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Gambling among children is on the rise: What parents need to know

Jenny Stallard looks at how to talk to your child about the issue.

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Kanye West isn’t a fan of Kim K’s raunchy photos: How to keep jealousy out of your relationship

It’s a normal human emotion, but it can have a huge impact on your relationship.

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Japan has sleeping rooms at work: Here’s why you shouldn’t feel guilty for an afternoon nap

Good news, because science likes siestas just as much as we do.

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As Snoop Dogg congratulates himself – these are the health benefits of acknowledging your own greatness

The rapper thanked himself for “being me at all times”.

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Asos is now selling Mooncups: Why you should start using menstrual cups

They’re huge helps to the environment and your wallet, says Prudence Wade.

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10 top gifts for fitness fans

Treat your favourite exercise buff to some ace new kit this Christmas. Liz Connor selects 10 best buys.

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7 surprising things that might be hitting your sex drive

We all experience low sex drive at some point in our lives – and it might not be for the reasons you think.

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Ask a counsellor: How can I get my colleagues to stop teasing me about my height?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a woman who’s unsure how best to deal with unwelcome ‘jokes’ in the workplace.

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As Anne Hegerty says she’s ‘ready to go’ from I’m A Celeb – how to cope with adult homesickness

Experts reveal tips on how to manage your anxiety in a new and unfamiliar environment.

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Are ceramide tablets the key to younger looking skin? An expert explains

Topping up on this skincare component via a capsule could help prevent the signs of ageing, Katie Wright discovers.

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As the I’m A Celeb stars enter the camp – 8 ways to make new friends

You might not be off to the jungle, but there are lots of similarly scary social situations IRL, experts tell Jenny Stallard.

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How to know if someone has hypothermia, and what you should do about it

Domestic winters can be dangerous for the unprepared – here’s how you can stay one step ahead of the cold.

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