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Foods That Cleanse the Liver

Modern society is a sad state that produces many over-processed livers. When we overeat or eat processed or fried foods, and, anytime we are exposed to environmental pollutants or stress,…

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County Clare Joins WHO Age-Friendly Network

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has included County Clare in its Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.The movement involves communities, cities and other sub-national levels of government that have pledged…

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Boots Ireland To Become Main Sponsor Of Daffodil Day 2018

Boots Ireland has announced they will become the official main sponsor of Daffodil Day 2018  in attempts to raise much needed awareness of cancer. Daffodil Day is the Irish Cancer…

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Blue Monday And Beating The January Blues

January is without question a gloomy sort of month, perhaps the most depressing month of the year. In addition, there exists a day dubbed as the most depressing day of…

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Ways To Keep Motivated During Your Winter Workout

There is nothing quite like relaxing beside an open fire with a glass of mulled wine in one hand and a turkey thigh in the other.  And why not? We…

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Christmas Health

How to Beat the Winter Blues

If you had forgotten we were in the throes of Winter. Positioned high in the northern hemisphere, Ireland has particularly dark and dull winters, some days passing by with hardly…

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3 Tips To Help Manage And Reduce Stress

Experiencing more headaches? Has your breathing all of a sudden become more rapid and your heart is beating faster? Do you feel tetchy and irritable? If you are experiencing some…

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“Scarred For Life” Is A Video Highlighting How Easily A Child Can Burn Themselves At Home

“Scarred for Life” is a short video advising parents and guardians to take necessary measures to minimise the risk of chidren burning or scalding themselves at home. It highlights how easy…

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Donating Scrap Metal In Exchange For Funding Towards Cancer Patients

Copper for Cancer is a new initiative which aims to donate scrap metal in exchange for funding towards cancer patients. Tommy Hughes, a plumber from Dooradoyle in Co. Limerick, was…

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Social Media’s Effects On Young People’s Mental Health

Social media is defined by Merriam-Webster (2014) as “forms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas,…

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3 Tips To Help With Anxiety

Anxiety, some people are more prone to it than others. Anxiety can be created by many factors. You may become anxious in new social situations, a new job or public…

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Understanding obesity by counting steps via smartphones

Scientists in the US have collected worldwide-scale data from smartphones to see how active each country is. The Stanford University research analysed 68 million days’ worth of minute-by-minute data of…

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SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A Russian River Brewing Company customer takes a sip of the newly released Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California.  Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The heaviest-drinking countries in Europe revealed

The heaviest drinking countries in Europe have been revealed, with Lithuania heading the list, and Poland and the UK second and third place respectively, with Ireland in sixth. The global…

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Two cups of coffee a day reduces liver cancer risk by third, major study finds

Coffee lovers tend to be very serious about their brew and some of us can’t get through the morning without it. Besides its many attractive qualities, a new study published…

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Want to feel better about life? Get out in nature

We’re all on the lookout for ways to make ourselves happier and improve your overall life satisfaction. New research from Oregon State University indicates the answer to this conundrum could…

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Gardaí in peak condition for ‘4 Peaks Challenge’

A group of 100 serving and retired members of An Garda Síochána from all over Ireland have come together to organise and take part in a ‘Four Peak Mountain Challenge’….

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Oats so good: Irish scientists find a bowl porridge a day keeps the heart healthy

It has long been known that a bowl of porridge is a great way to start to the day – and new research has found that it also has the…

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Step-counter apps: Good or bad?

Are step-counting apps a useful aid to fitness or are they doing more harm than good? One US scientist claims step-counter apps could potentially be causing harm by driving people…

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New research suggests oversleeping could be an early symptom of Alzheimer’s

Many of us cherish our sleep time but new research from US scientists has presented food for thought with regards oversleeping – and it just might be a cause of…

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Fruit and veg: Forget five a day, for a longer life eat 10-a-day

Five portions of fruit and veg a day is good for you, but 10 is much better and could give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, conducted by Imperial…

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Health Lifestyle

Trouble getting to sleep? Study finds a weekend camping trip can help

In today’s world, many of us stay up late into the night, watching TV, using smartphones, computers or reading books by lamplight. Getting up when the alarm sounds in the…

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New Study Suggests Vitamin D Might Help Prevent Colds and Flu

Adding vitamin D supplements to your diet can protect against colds, flu and other respiratory infections, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) which will…

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Health Technology

Artificial intelligence used to identify skin cancer

It can be daunting enough making a doctor’s appointment but imagine a scenario where you had the option to receive a diagnosis through your smartphone. Although it is early days,…

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Many herbal supplements’ hidden ingredients could be causing serious health risks

Many herbal supplements, including for obesity and erectile dysfunction, found to contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could endanger people’s health. A research team, comprised from Queen’s University Belfast, Kingston University…

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