The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a crucial response to one of our most significant public health problems. Alcohol misuse claims three lives every day in Ireland and we all know someone who has been affected in a harmful way by alcohol use — it is all too common.
Plating food has taken on a new meaning for some schoolchildren who are learning about healthier eating. A group of parents in Dublin have been promoting a ‘Portion Plate,’ which helps children learn about portion sizes and the components of a healthy, balanced meal.
GlaxoSmith Kline, a major manufacturer of anti-diabetes drugs, has decided to sell its Lucozade and Ribena brands — a move that coincides with the release of a major study that shows drinking one can of fizzy drinks a day increases the likelihood of contracting diabetes by 20%.