Doctor's orders: Top medics on how to stay well this winter

What should we do and avoid in order to get through the dark months in good health? Helen O’Callaghan asks four leading doctors for their advice

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Tric Kearney: 'If you live with an accountant your chances of having a successful relationship are doomed'

I CAME across an interesting fact online the other day: If you live with an accountant your chances of having a successful relationship are doomed.

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Thirsty work: 8 health drinks to put to the test

HEALTHY drinks come in all guises — with and without fruit and vegetables, some of them exotic and mysterious.

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Baby steps: Parents of pre-term babies take a key role in their care

Having a pre-term baby who may be very ill is challenging for every parent but there are supports available, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir.

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Working Life: Suzanne Garvey, director, hospital operations, Beacon Hospital

Suzanne Garvey talks us through a typical day in her job in the Beacon Hospital

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TRIC KEARNEY: It's my life - Surviving the condition known as 'mid-term'

LAST week, I was struck down by a dreadful affliction which affects large numbers of the population but most are unaware of its existence, says Tric Kearney

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The shape I'm in - Fair City's Ryan Andrews on why he can't wait for the panto season to start

Irene Feighan speaks to Fair City’s Ryan Andrews on his health and lifestyle preferences. 

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Making memories: Mummy bloggers on what makes Christmas special for their children

We all have our own family Christmas traditions. Here, parent bloggers tell Andrea Mara some of their favourite festive activities

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Lykke and share - why the Danes are the world's happiest people

Joyce Fegan meets Meik Wiking who has written a guide on how to raise our level of happiness

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Ageing with attitude: Keep moving to limit risk of blood clots

People are aware of clot risks from long-haul flights, but Margaret Jennings stresses that the chances of developing one in daily life are still significant 

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Get the right diet to eat your way out of a midlife energy crisis

It’s possible to eat your way out of a midlife energy crisis, says Clodagh Finn

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: I love my wife, but I no longer view her as a sexual being

Q: "I love my wife but she is no longer the woman that I married. Since having children she has become a “martyr mother” and gives all her attention to the children. I no longer view her as a sexual being and do not find her attractive, but she demands sex from me. Will this feeling ever change?"

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In pole position for global recognition

Pole dancing has come a long way from its sleazy, seedy club origins and could become an Olympic sport, writes Abi Jackson

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Testing the limits: Teaching our kids to be tenacious

New research shows we can teach our children to be tenacious from an early age, writes Jonathan deBurca Butler

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Women are taking control of their own fertility

Women are finally being trusted to take control of their fertility by being able to simply pick up the morning-after pill at the chemist, writes Áilín Quinlan

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Sinusitis strikes when you least expect it

Abi Jackson on when the sniffles turn into something nastier

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A stressful lifestyle in middle-age can take a toll on you

A hectic lifestyle in your 40s can take its toll. Take simple actions before you falter, writes Áilín Quinlan

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Boyfriend can’t be bothered with foreplay

My boyfriend has never shown any interest in foreplay. Despite my telling him it would be nice to have a bit more preamble, nothing has changed. It’s not just the unsatisfying sex that bothers me, but the fact that he is so inconsiderate about what I want. What can I do about it?

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Parents vow to fight for juvenile idiopathic arthritis services

Helen O’Callaghan reports on the inadequate services for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

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It's My Life: Tric Kearney and her fight with the Sky remote

Have you ever looked around and despaired that the more advances we make the more complicated life gets?, writes Tric Kearney

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Weight Watchers keeps Lisa Cannon on her toes

In the hours before Ophelia lashed the country, TV3 presenter Lisa Cannon was cooking up a storm of her own making in the kitchen.

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Everything you need to know about the HPV vaccination

Experts tell Sharon Ní Chonchúir everything you need to know about the virus and its vaccine.    

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Varicose veins can be walk-in and walk-out treatment

Varicose veins affect a third of adults, says Lisa Salmon.

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Does the onset of winter fill you with dread?

Abi Jackson says a good routine can deal with effects of SAD.

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Francis Brennan recommends the alternative approach to diabetes

The Faye Dunaway Diet might not be a recognised eating plan, but the actress’s eating habits played a role in helping the country’s favourite hotelier Francis Brennan to get his diabetes under control writes Clodagh Finn

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Are we saying goodbye to the 9-5 job?

 A job for life may be a thing of the past but multi-tasking for a living has its drawbacks, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir.            

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Smart ageing: Step it out together to boost brain health

Margaret Jennings says most of us are aware of the benefits of a good diet as we age, but physical activity and social engagement are crucial for wellbeing too.

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