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Free Contraception Scheme for Women Aged 17-25 Launched

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has launched the free contraception scheme for women aged 17–25 who reside in Ireland. Funding of €9 million has been allocated to support the scheme in…

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Irish Coast Guard Mark 200 Years of Lifesaving Service

The Irish Coast Guard, which can trace its roots to 1822, is celebrating 200 years of lifesaving service. The milestone was marked at an event attended by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan…

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Older People Advised To Mind Their Health During Hot Weather

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, is advising older people to stay hydrated and avoid direct sun light to keep good health during the hot weather,…

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RCSI Awarded Funding To Digitise Public Health Archives

Archivists from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences have been awarded funding to digitise public health archives from the Sir Charles A. Cameron papers for the first time as part of Heritage…

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Defibs Programme Launched For Grassroots Football Clubs

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny, captain Seamus Coleman and defender Shane Duffy joined Minister for Sport Jack Chambers for the announcement of a new FAI programme for Grassroots football, funded by Government, to provide subsidised defibs for Grassroots…

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How Lack Of Sleep Affects Junk Food Cravings

We all know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep regularly. However, data shows that 1/3 of adults don’t get enough sleep. At least seven hours per night is recommended, as…

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Education

IGPNEA Conference To Highlight That General Practice Nurses Are Vital To Future of Health Service

The Irish General Practice Nurses Education Association (IGPNEA) is set to host its annual conference this Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of May in the Tower Hotel, Waterford. The theme…

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May Bank Holiday Water Safety Appeal

In the lead up to the May bank holiday weekend the Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland have issued a joint water safety appeal asking people to take some…

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All Irish Workers Will Be Entitled to Sick Pay for the First Time Under New Law

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar has received government approval for new laws to give all Irish workers the right to paid sick pay for…

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Quick Fitness Recommendations to Help You Get in Shape for the Summer 2022

Summer 2022 is arriving quickly. The season provides an opportunity to break free from the constraints of a lengthy period spent indoors during the Covid-19 pandemic and enjoy the magnificent…

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3 Tips to Help Stay Motivated to Exercise All Year Long

February. The month of shattered dreams and ambitions. The trainers are gathering dust and chocolate bars have replaced protein bars. The gusto with which we attacked our new year resolutions…

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8 Mental Tricks For Getting “Back On Track” After Christmas

Getting back on track and eating healthy — whatever that means to you — can be tricky after time off. But whether you took a break from certain habits over the…

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Food & Drink

Introduction Of Minimum Unit Pricing Of Alcohol

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD and the Minister for Public Health, Well Being and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD have welcomed minimum unit pricing on retail…

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Education

Launch of KOPS – New Garda Wellbeing App

An Garda Síochána are pleased to announce the launch of their new Wellbeing App, called KOPS. KOPS stands for Keeping Our People Supported. The app has been created specifically for employees of An…

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Education

Road Death – Let’s Start to Care

Road death doesn’t have a preferred age, gender, race, class or faith. It doesn’t care how fit you are, how happy you are, how clever you are or how popular…

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Launch Of A Public Conversation On The Well-Being Framework For Ireland

The Government have launched a public conversation on the Well-being Framework for Ireland. This follows publication of the first report on Ireland’s Well-being Framework in July, which proposed a vision and…

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Food & Drink

10 Tips For Halloween Sweets Moderation

You meant to just eat one sweet from the family-size bag. But in the blink of an eye, half of it is gone. The truth is, most people have been…

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Education

How Sleep is Important for your Mental Health

This World Mental Health Month we are looking at how sleep is important for your mental health. Most people need between 5 to 9 hours sleep a night. The ideal…

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Education

Gardai warn of dangers of cannabis-infused edibles

Image courtesy of @GardaTraffic Gardai in Donegal are warning about the circulation of cannabis-infused edibles. There is said to be an increasing number of children being admitted to hospital after…

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Health

8 Small Changes to Improve Your Health This Summer

Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer, it might be time to re-evaluate our health routines. Summertime is often when we recommit to our…

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An Garda Síochána Launches Strategy to Support Health & Wellbeing of Personnel

Image courtesy of Unsplash An Garda Síochána has today launched a three-year strategy that will see the introduction of additional health and wellbeing supports for personnel, as well as the…

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Health

7 Weight-Loss Hacks From MyFitnessPal Users

When you’re aiming to lose weight, there are numerous experts to lean on, whether it’s registered dietitians, doctors or psychologists. These folks can all offer important advice based on helping their clients and patients navigate…

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Health

Wellness Tips with Olympian Thomas Barr

Picture above: Thomas Barr. Image courtesy of tombarr247 (Thomas Barr) There’s no doubt about it, Covid has had an impact on almost all areas of our lives. And though there’s still lots of uncertainty…

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Education

Benefits of Mindfulness

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Benefits  Extensive research on mindfulness practice has shown it to be effective with a number of concerns that are relevant to students for example: Enhances the…

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