Running protects rather than harms the joints in older age

Forget about aching bones, there is every good reason to take up running in your 40s, says Peta Bee.

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Mater Private: Finding solutions for stress incontinence

Urology surgeon Ms Helen Hegarty (inset) suggests regular Kegel exercises to prevent urine leakage.

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Symptoms of cardiomyopathy can go unnoticed

The most common symptoms are shortness of breath, swelling of the ankles and abdomen, excessive tiredness and palpitations.

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This workout will help you to chill out and de-stress

Want to ease stress? New research shows that the fitter you are, the more likely that is to happen.

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Sitting down together at family mealtimes is key

Helen O’Callaghan explores the value of family mealtimes.

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The shape I'm in: Deirdre Whelan, interior designer

Listening to interior designer Deirdre Whelan’s soft Dublin lilt, it’s difficult to believe she spent the first 15 years of her life in Holland.

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Marty Whelan: Laughter can help you get through the darkest of days.

Radio and TV presenter Marty Whelan believes a passion for what you do is key to happiness, regardless of what age you are, says Margaret Jennings.

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Natural health: Lymphatic leukaemia

One natural product that has tested very well in treating leukaemia is açaí berry (Euterpe oleracea), says Megan Sheppard.

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Working life: Teresa Heeney, CEO, Early Childhood Ireland

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My commute time has increased in recent years so I’ve an early start to get the household in order before setting out from Maynooth to Tallaght. 

 

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Tric Kearney: It's my life

Mother’s Day is almost upon us. As a child, I remember being cross because we never celebrated National Children’s Day.

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Midwife on call: Domino service delivers the goods to mums and babies

To mark Mother’s Day, Helen O’Callaghan talks to midwives and experts about the growing woman-centred Domino service in Ireland.

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We need to take a different approach to celebrating Mother’s Day

Andrea Mara says we have moved on from the stereotype of the downtrodden mum chained to the kitchen sink.

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How to go from never working out to losing two stone in two months

Caomhan Keane charts the highs and lows of his battle with the bulge as he sailed past the big 3-0. In two months, he lost 21 pounds, going from never, ever working out to an all-out fitness plan.

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Is too much sex really bad for my older lover's heart?

Sex twice a day is really good for you, but it may not be so good for your partner, says Suzi Godson.

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Why the HPV-vaccine programme needs to be gender neutral

Once considered a near exclusive concern of women, HPV-type cancers are now a growing threat to men. This needs to be addressed, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Ageing: How to keep your bones strong during the winter months

One in eight over-55s suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Margaret Jennings hears how fortified foods are helping to keep our bones strong.

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Get longer and leaner with this extra intense barre workout from Barrecore

If you’ve ever done a barre class, you’ll be familiar with the burn the ballet- and Pilates-inspired moves induce, working the deeper muscles of the body and providing a challenge that no regular gym workout can.

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How to get to grips with your gut problems

IBS symptoms can be treated with the Fodmap diet, which eliminates short-chain carbohydrates such as wheat, rye, onions and artificial sugars.

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Natural health: Vitiligo - white patches on the skin

As with so many complicated health issues, cleaning up your diet is a good place to begin, says Megan Sheppard.

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Mater Private: Prevention is key in fight against skin cancer

With Daffodil Day just a week away, it’s that time of year again to highlight the truth about skin cancer.

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How playing board games can help teens when studying for exams

While revision is vital for exam preparation, it shouldn’t be all hard graft for teenagers, says Lisa Salmon.

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Junk food adverts are causing health problems in children

Helen O’Callaghan on moves to regulate digital marketing.

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It's my life: Tric Kearney

HALLELUJAH! It’s St Patrick’s Day or as I like to call it… My Birthday!

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It's never too late to start exercising your pelvic floor muscles

Abi Jackson says women cannot ignore a lower core muscle. 

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Two writers give their take on who should settle the bill on a first date

Would you expect the man to pay the bill on a first date or would you go 50/50?

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Beauty from within: Do skincare pills work?

Nutricosmetics are big business but it’s important to know the difference between marketing and science, says Margaret Jennings.

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Fight off the fat with this 6 step workout

Want hit the reset button and get your fat burn back on track? Try this high-intensity workout for starters.

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Ageing with attitude: It’s never too late to escape, to break free and start over

Margaret Jennings talks to Roger Goldby about his latest film ‘The Time Of Our Lives’, which celebrates his inspirational grandmothers.

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9 acid reflux triggers that may not be so obvious

Rich food and booze may be common culprits, but acid reflux triggers aren’t always obvious, reports Abi Jackson.

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Tips on how to make healthy food fun for children

Rather than suffering through mealtime battles and stand-offs, Helen O’Callaghan hears about ways to help establish healthy eating patterns in children.

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Cork kids enjoy sowing and growing their own veg

Helen O’Callaghan looks at the Sow & Grow project at work.

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The shape I'm in: Ann Skelly, actress

Ann Skelly knew from a young age that formal education wasn’t for her. 

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Natural health: Recovering after cancer

Acupuncture and massage are brilliant treatments to support your body in dealing with the effects of the chemotherapy, says Megan Sheppard.

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Mater Private: Varicose veins must be taken seriously

Vascular surgeon Max Mahendran says your first consultation is an important step in the management of varicose veins.

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It's my life: Tric Kearney

We all have our weaknesses; they are part of what we are, says Tric Kearney.

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Working life: Sam Byrne, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Although access and treatment have improved, staffing levels remain a huge issue, says Sam Byrne.

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Boyfriend's explicit language during sex dampens the passion

People want their partners to enjoy sex and if he believes his chatter impedes your pleasure, he’s likely to stop, says Suzi Godson.

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Facing fertility at 40 and what to expect

An increasing number of women are having babies later in life, but many face an uphill battle to get pregnant, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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Natural health: Aneurysms and cluster migraines

There is a wonderful herb that may also help you, called lifeflower (Erigeron breviscapus), says Megan Sheppard.

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Tric Kearney: It's my life

I’m not one to believe in ghosts and ghouls, but something odd is happening in our house. I’m convinced we have ‘visitors’.

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