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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Birth of the blues: Need for swift response to post-natal depression

Many cases of perinatal and postnatal depression go undiagnosed due to a lack of continuity of midwifery care. The long-term consequences can be devastating, writes ...

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Safety first: James Kavanagh on new sexual-health campaign

IT’S not often you see Snapchat and sexual health education in the same sentence. But that didn’t stop social media influencer and entrepreneur James ...

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Louder than words: Former FBI agent decodes our body language

Often a self-protective reflex, body language reflects our true emotional responses. Helen O’Callaghan talks to a former FBI agent about how to decipher what’s ...

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Meet 72-year-old bodybuilder Josefina Monasterio

Margaret Jennings speaks to a vibrant 72-year-old champion bodybuilder who believes we can reinvent ourselves at any age Josefina’s workout for mind, body, ...

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Working Life: Gerard Doherty, senior general assistant, Addiction Services, Castle St and Dr Steevens Hospital

Gerard Doherty, senior general assistant, Addiction Services, Castle St and Dr Steevens Hospital

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Trick Kearney: "We did consider counselling, but that would involve us talking to each other and after 30 years that would be risky"

When people discover I write this column, their first reaction is usually, “You’re a dark horse” and their second is “Don’t write about ...

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Viva Espana: What we can learn from the Spanish way of living

Spain is predicted to overtake traditionally long-living Japan with an average lifespan of 85.8 years. Maybe it’s time we all started taking siestas, writes ...

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Sex File: I have to tiptoe back to my own bed after sex

My wife of three years has started sleeping in the spare bedroom because she says that she sleeps so well there. I miss her, but I’m getting used to it. What ...

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One bite at a time: Weightloss strategies for overweight children

Dietitian Aoife Hearne says if you adopt a mindful eating approach from the start, the odds are your child will adopt a long-term healthy attitude to food.

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Pins and needles are usually harmless, but it’s best not to ignore them

Everyone has experienced it: that tingling, prickling feeling you get in your limbs when you’ve been sitting or lying in one position for too long. Medical ...

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World Diabetes Day: Could you name the 7 subtle signs of the illness?

There are plenty of early clues to indicate that you might have diabetes, but some are so subtle that you might not notice.

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As Nadiya Hussain opens up about anxiety: 7 ways to feel better after a panic attack

The Great British Bake Off star has shared an emotional post on Instagram.

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Ask a counsellor: Did I make a mistake becoming a mum?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a new mother who resents her baby.

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Four home remedies that can soothe a seasonal sore throat

Liz Connor finds throat-friendly cupboard staples that actually work.

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Alcohol Awareness Week: How to talk to your children about alcohol

One in six parents let their children drink alcohol by the age of 14 – Drinkaware says talking to them about the risks is crucial. Here’s how…

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Set menu: Why I have a 'one family one meal' policy

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again to get your child to expand their food preferences, says dietitian Aoife Hearne

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Made of steel: Grandmother completes her sixth 'Irongran'

Mother of three and grandmother of four, Eddie Brocklesby is focusing on completing her seventh Ironman next week in Mexico. Margaret Jennings speaks to the inspirational ...

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Growing pains: Four parenting experts advise on the big challenges

From dealing with screen time to sleep time, and food and friendships, four experts share their top tips with, Helen O’Callaghan

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Baby boomers: The rise of older mums

Due to breakthroughs in reproductive medicine, more and more Irish women are having babies in their 50s, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir

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Take it easy and live without stress for a week

Liz Connor finds out how relaxing more can help us physically and mentally

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Boyfriend’s cat causes a distraction while having sex

My new boyfriend has a cat. I often look up during sex and see it sitting, staring at me. It makes me instantly lose any focus. He thinks it’s funny and that ...

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In tackling our physical inactivity pandemic, we risk ignoring those who need the most help

The longest living humans on Earth report engaging in daily physical activity as the secret of their longevity. For those who don’t live such long lives, we ...

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What happens to your body when you live without stress for a week

As figures show that over half of people feel stress each month, Liz Connor finds out how relaxing more can help us physically and mentally.

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Ask a counsellor: How can I improve my post-divorce relationship with my kids?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a dad who craves spending time with his children.

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How to stay healthy at work – even if your boss doesn’t provide free fruit

There are plenty of ways to keep your body and mind in tip top condition at the office, says Jenny Stallard.

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7 things not to say to women who don’t have children

Those of us who haven’t had a family don’t necessarily dislike kids – and yes, we often feel left out, so go easy on us, says Jenny Stallard.

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The dos and don’ts of being the perfect house guest

Off to stay with friends for the weekend? Read this first.

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As Simone Biles smashes world records, 5 reasons you should take up gymnastics

Age shouldn’t be a problem in this sport.

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8 simple steps towards shared parenting

Dads should be seen as equal parents, not babysitters, the authors of a new book tell Lisa Salmon.

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Why do some people get worse head rushes than others?

Everything you never knew you wanted to know about orthostatic hypotension.

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Pitch perfect: Johnny Sexton on being injury free

Irene Feighan talks to Ireland and Leinster star Johnny Sexton about his health habits.

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Move it: Why pickleball is the new kid on the block for older generation

It’s played across the US and now the paddle sport, which can be played by eight-year-olds to 80-year-olds, is growing in popularity here, writes Margaret ...

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Open wide: When food games are a no-no

Dietitian Aoife Hearne on the importance of letting your children decide when enough food is enough

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The ding of a text halted my rage. It was my daughter. 'Got four tickets.’ I messaged her back: 'Great. Westlife here we come.’

A COUPLE of weeks ago my phone was hopping with excited messages from my daughters. 'Westlife are back together.’

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Workign Life: Dr Cróchán O’Sullivan, consultant cardiologist

Catherine Shanahan speaks to Dr Cróchán O’Sullivan a consultant cardiologist in the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork, and Blackrock Clinic, Dublin.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: I just go through the motions in bed

Suzi Godson offers more relationship advice.

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Lung Cancer awareness: Are you aware of these 5 subtle symptoms?

About 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

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Male fertility: Should men be thinking about their biological clocks too?

Women are often being reminded that their fertility declines after a certain age – but what about men? Liz Connor talks to some experts.

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Katie Piper: ‘It makes me so happy that perceptions of beauty are gradually changing’

From sneaking workouts while the kids play, to keeping her mum’s trusty advice close, Katie Piper tells Gabrielle Fagan how she keeps the balance.

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6 simple but essential exercises for older people

Think getting older should mean putting your feet up? Lisa Salmon finds out why keeping active is actually vital for supporting health in older age.

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What I learned from having a life coach for three months

It’s more popular than ever, and life coaching can help you prioritise and achieve your goals, as Liz Connor finds out.

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Anxious about party season? Why it’s ok to do things your way

If the invites are stacking up, here’s why you don’t have to go to every party – or dress up to the nines, either.

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On World Psoriasis Day – 5 celebrities who suffer from the skin condition

Psoriasis affects around 100,000 people in Ireland.

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The 4 types of wrinkles and what you can do about them – according to an expert

A dermatologist breaks down the ageing process, and Katie Wright reads between the lines.

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4 types of headache – how to identify and treat them

Everyone will experience one at some point in life – but not all headaches are created equal – and diet can play a part.

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Exercise in autumn and winter is essential – here’s why

Say no to the sofa and yes to a workout. You’ll be glad you did, says Jenny Stallard.

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11 up-and-coming fitness Instagrammers you should follow

In need of some #fitspo? Look no further than this new wave of influencers.

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New body fat measure successfully trialled to tackle childhood obesity

The study comes as up to a third of children across Europe are classified as overweight or obese.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: I'm worried we are too boring in bed

My husband and I only have sex in the missionary position because it seems guaranteed to bring both of us to orgasm. I’m worried sometimes that we’re ...

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