From Coco Chanel to SPF: A brief history of sunbathing

From Coco Chanel to SPF: A brief history of sunbathing

DRAGGING the sun loungers from their winter tomb and bouncing the dust off the weave with a flat hand, got me thinking about the whole backyard business of tanning. Baby oil and tin foil — you know who you are.

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Skin foundation appeals for access to eczema drug

Skin foundation appeals for access to eczema drug

RTÉ radio presenter Paul Herriott does not look like someone who has struggled to bring his eczema under control.

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Farmers unhappy as Department gets tough on 2,000 TB skin test  inconclusives per year

Farmers unhappy as Department gets tough on 2,000 TB skin test inconclusives per year

A clampdown on TB inconclusives has been confirmed by the Department of Agriculture (DAFM).

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Health Minister must re-examine Meath nursing home deaths, says advocacy group

Health Minister must re-examine Meath nursing home deaths, says advocacy group

The facts must be established into how a 79-year-old man and his 52-year-old stepson both died having contracted Covid-19, an advocacy group has warned.

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Donnelly urged to re-examine case of nursing home resident who died with infested face wound

Donnelly urged to re-examine case of nursing home resident who died with infested face wound

Ultan Meehan was brought to hospital on May 29, two weeks after his wife raised concern about his condition on a visit to Kilbrew Nursing Home in Ashbourne, Co Meath.

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Over 90% of top medical professionals experience abusive behaviour at work - study

Over 90% of top medical professionals experience abusive behaviour at work - study

Included among the complaints were those from anti-vaccine campaigners and 5G conspiracy theorists.

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Alzheimer’s disease ‘can develop without symptoms in those with Down’s syndrome’

Alzheimer’s disease ‘can develop without symptoms in those with Down’s syndrome’

Researchers say the findings can now inform the development of future clinical trials.

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Irish Examiner View: Stephen Donnelly must act to make health system fit for purpose

Irish Examiner View: Stephen Donnelly must act to make health system fit for purpose

An elderly woman with a suspected broken hip being forced to wait for three hours in an ambulance outside Cork University Hospital’s emergency department is a situation that is intolerable and shameful.

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Antenatal course help women around the globe navigate a Covid-19 pregnancy

Antenatal course help women around the globe navigate a Covid-19 pregnancy

A new online antenatal course launched by Irish experts will help women across the world confidentially navigate a pregnancy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Listen up: Scientists explore link between hearing loss and dementia

Listen up: Scientists explore link between hearing loss and dementia

Could paying more attention to the invisible disability of hearing loss help improve our brains, asks Kim Tingley.

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Going the extra mile: Children's exercise initiative aims to tackle growing obesity problem

Going the extra mile: Children's exercise initiative aims to tackle growing obesity problem

With kids out of school since March, it's all too easy for their fitness to decline and weight to creep up. The longterm consequences are deeply concerning, experts tell Helen O'Callaghan

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Til death do us part: When a doctor becomes a patient and writes about it

Til death do us part: When a doctor becomes a patient and writes about it

This is an extract from a memoir written by two of Ireland’s most respected doctors, Dr Kate McGarry and Dr Finbar Lennon, with an introduction from Finbar. They were married for over 40 years. Dr Kate McGarry was President of the Irish Heart Foundation in 2015 and was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians for thirty-two years. Finbar took over the writing of her memoir when Kate’s health failed and she sadly passed away.

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Wild childcare: Going back to nature

Wild childcare: Going back to nature

Outdoor preschools and crèches are small in number in Ireland but the Covid-19 pandemic may change that as more early childcare services place greater emphasis on the outdoors, says Maresa Fagan

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Natural health: I suffer from a mild form of IBS

Natural health: I suffer from a mild form of IBS

"I suffer from a mild form of IBS which occasionally leads to embarrassing flatulence. What would you suggest?"

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Study finds a one-time treatment eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice

Study finds a one-time treatment eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice

Researchers say their findings may represent a new approach to explore for the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions.

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Miley Cyrus: What can six months of sobriety do to your body?

Miley Cyrus: What can six months of sobriety do to your body?

The popstar has spoken out about how she feels less groggy without alcohol.

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Eddie Redmayne backs motor neurone disease awareness campaign

Eddie Redmayne backs motor neurone disease awareness campaign

The actor praised a video which was released to coincide with Global Motor Neurone Disease Day.

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Ireland faces lung disease crisis, expert group warns

Ireland faces lung disease crisis, expert group warns

The Irish Thoracic Society has called for additional resources for the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care of patients.

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Fertility on hold: Will IVF delays impact women's chances of conceiving?

Fertility on hold: Will IVF delays impact women's chances of conceiving?

Most fertility treatments were put on ice during the lockdown. Now clinics have reopened, how will the delay affect women's chances of having a baby, asks Sharon Ní Chonchúir.

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Natural health: My baby has colic; Elderly friend has developed a shake in her hand

Natural health: My baby has colic; Elderly friend has developed a shake in her hand

I've a two-month-old baby who suffers from colic. I'm breastfeeding her and have stopped drinking tea and coffee but it seems to have made no difference.

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Poor air quality leading to increased heart and lung disease - report

Poor air quality leading to increased heart and lung disease - report

Poor air quality is leading to an increase in heart failure, breathing difficulties and asthma suffers being admitted to hospital, a new study shows.

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Learning Points: Do you feel well in work?

Learning Points: Do you feel well in work?

The Covid-19 crisis shifted the tectonic plates on which our personal and working lives sat steady for so long. It dramatically disrupted industries and economies around the world but when we analyse it we can clearly see that its real impact has been on people.

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10 ideas for a self-care day at home

10 ideas for a self-care day at home

From meditating to pampering.

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Government called on to expand HIV testing services in Ireland

Government called on to expand HIV testing services in Ireland

There is a call on the government to expand HIV testing services in Ireland.

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20/20 vision: celebrating two decades of Feelgood

20/20 vision: celebrating two decades of Feelgood

Irene Feighan looks back on two decades of Feelgood, from the hotpants diet to guest editors, fertility issues, and reports on the big issues in our lives

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Take it from the top: 20 high-profile health tips

Take it from the top: 20 high-profile health tips

To celebrate Feelgood's 20th anniversary, we asked 20 high-profile people to share their top health tip.

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Megan Sheppard's top ten natural health lessons

Megan Sheppard's top ten natural health lessons

Here are the top ten lessons I have learned about natural health over the past two decades.

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Ross Kemp: Barbara Windsor’s deterioration ‘shocking and upsetting’

Ross Kemp: Barbara Windsor’s deterioration ‘shocking and upsetting’

The ex-EastEnders star has made a documentary about the condition.

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Hallucinations in people with seizures may signal suicide risk – study

Hallucinations in people with seizures may signal suicide risk – study

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland carried out the research.

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Only when I laugh: how laughing helps your health

Only when I laugh: how laughing helps your health

Pat Fitzpatrick looks at some techniques to help you laugh and the physical and mental health benefits that follow

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The Applicance of Science: What causes the creaking and popping of our joints?

The Applicance of Science: What causes the creaking and popping of our joints?

We associate certain sounds with getting older, especially ones like cracks, creaks and clicks. Our joints can makes a number of unusual noises as we move about our day, but what exactly causes these funny sounds?

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Irish rower Philip Doyle: 'You have to break a body down to built it up'

Irish rower Philip Doyle: 'You have to break a body down to built it up'

Rower Philip Doyle believes there is no gain without pain when it comes to training. “You have to break a body down to build it up,” says the 27-year-old matter of factly.

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Natural health: My sensitive teeth are causing intense pain

Natural health: My sensitive teeth are causing intense pain

My teeth have become sensitive lately and the pain can be intense. I’ve swapped my normal toothpaste for a ‘sensitive’ version but it hasn’t made a difference. What would you suggest?

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Huge rise in ‘laughing gas’ abuse, TD claims

Huge rise in ‘laughing gas’ abuse, TD claims

There has been a jump in the number of discarded canisters of nitrous oxide in parks and public areas since the pandemic began, Mark Ward said.

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Cork councillor urges haemochromatosis test to prevent misery of 'Celtic curse'

Cork councillor urges haemochromatosis test to prevent misery of 'Celtic curse'

A father and son living with a genetic iron-overload condition which left untreated can lead to premature death have called for a national screening program.

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This Much I Know: Emma Power, 2fm DJ

This Much I Know: Emma Power, 2fm DJ

There is no buzz like live radio.

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National Treatment Purchase Fund must be extended, Fianna Fáil say, as 200k wait for scans

National Treatment Purchase Fund must be extended, Fianna Fáil say, as 200k wait for scans

Almost 200,000 people were waiting for CT or MRI scans at the end of March, with fears the list may have got longer due to Covid-19.

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Everything to know about breast implant removal, as Chrissy Teigen says she’s undergoing surgery

Everything to know about breast implant removal, as Chrissy Teigen says she’s undergoing surgery

The model mum took a coronavirus test in preparation for the procedure.

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Over 10% of cases at children's hospital due to trampoline accidents

Over 10% of cases at children's hospital due to trampoline accidents

More than 10% of cases being treated at Crumlin Children's Hospital in Dublin are due to accidents on trampolines.

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Study provides ‘vital insights’ into best time to treat Huntington’s disease

Study provides ‘vital insights’ into best time to treat Huntington’s disease

The findings could help with clinical trials by identifying the ideal time to start treating the disease, scientists said.

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263 life-threatening emergency calls had response time of at least one hour

263 life-threatening emergency calls had response time of at least one hour

More than 30 were due to the patients being suspected Covid-19 cases.

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The Shape I'm In: Dr. Doireann O'Leary

The Shape I'm In: Dr. Doireann O'Leary

Dr Doireann O’Leary has generated an army of 155,000 Instagram followers thanks to her impressive pictures and accessible Insta stories on a wide range of medical issues.

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Health Minister wants to re-introduce cancer screening as soon as possible

Health Minister wants to re-introduce cancer screening as soon as possible

Public cancer screening programmes such as BreastCheck and CervicalCheck have been suspended for over ten weeks

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Johnson & Johnson to continue baby powder sales here despite withdrawal from US

Johnson & Johnson to continue baby powder sales here despite withdrawal from US

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson say the decision to pull talc-based baby powder from the shelves of supermarkets in the US and Canada will not impact sales in Ireland.

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4 anti-desk yoga poses to do if you’re sitting all day

4 anti-desk yoga poses to do if you’re sitting all day

Bad posture can wreak havoc on your spine. Yogi Meghan Shannen shows Liz Connor how to undo the damage of your makeshift home office set-up.

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Working Life: Aoife O'Shea, HSE Happy Talk

Working Life: Aoife O'Shea, HSE Happy Talk

Aoife O’Shea, HSE senior speech and language therapist, coordinator of Happy Talk, currently redeployed to Pairc Uí Chaoimh

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Over 7,200 children waiting for physiotherapy assessment

Over 7,200 children waiting for physiotherapy assessment

Nearly 1,200 children have been waiting at least a year for an assessment for physiotherapy.

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Natural Health: 'My scalp has got itchy and flaky since I've started working from home'

Natural Health: 'My scalp has got itchy and flaky since I've started working from home'

My scalp has got itchy and flaky since I've started working from home. Is there a special shampoo you could recommend or maybe I need to focus on my diet?

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We can never forget their heroic efforts: President Higgins leads tributes on International Nurses Day

We can never forget their heroic efforts: President Higgins leads tributes on International Nurses Day

Nurses are being celebrated today for their bravery, skills and dedication.

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Age defying: How to boost your metabolic age

Age defying: How to boost your metabolic age

Your biological age says more about your health than your chronological age, experts tell Rowena Walsh

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10 alternative exercises to do in a park or garden

10 alternative exercises to do in a park or garden

Shake up your fitness routine with these calorie-burning activities.

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Patients with obesity must not be stigmatised when health system tackles backlog, doctors warn

Patients with obesity must not be stigmatised when health system tackles backlog, doctors warn

Doctors are warning against stigmatising patients with obesity when non-Covid health treatments are re-started.

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Social-distancing with sight loss: living in the dark in a Covid-19 world

Social-distancing with sight loss: living in the dark in a Covid-19 world

People living with sight loss navigate their lives through touch – Covid-19 realities have deprived them of that. Leaving Cert student Maeve Doyle tells Helen O’Callaghan what it’s like to have Stargardt disease, a condition affecting her central vision, in a world where social distancing is key to staying safe.

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Anyone can run: No need to give up on your marathon dreams

Anyone can run: No need to give up on your marathon dreams

Lacking the motivation to lace up and hit the road? Marathon runner Amy Lane knows all about our inbuilt resistance to exercise but has found nothing beats the natural high of running, says Simon Lewis.

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7 surprising ways you might be harming your immune system

7 surprising ways you might be harming your immune system

We all know healthy habits are good for us – but what about the lifestyle factors that could be damaging our defences? Liz Connor learns more.

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Cold facts: Humans are cooling - what does that mean for our health?

Cold facts: Humans are cooling - what does that mean for our health?

Humans seem to have cooled over the past 150 years. What does that mean for us now, asks Kim Tingley.

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Shape I'm In: Bestselling author Liz Nugent

Shape I'm In: Bestselling author Liz Nugent

Irene Feighan speaks to author Liz Nugent about her recovery following a three-month stay in hospital last year.

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