Linda Kidd,  a health-screening nurse with the Irish Heart Foundation. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan.

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Michael Fitzpatrick, head pharmacist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, with some of his staff. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Michael Fitzpatrick has been the chief pharmacist at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, for the past eight years (...)

During a stress-management day for exam-year students at the Loreto Secondary School in Wexford town, students were offered art therapy and other workshops. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Recognising negative stress and making changes before it gets out of hand is key to managing extra pressure

Gemma O’Connor with her children Dara (left) and Finnán: ‘I am definitely one of the lucky ones.’

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Ethan and Autumn Hurl: Ethan “asked us to help make him better as he wished ‘things would go back to normal’.”

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If you have developed breast cancer, early detection continues to be the most important factor in staying well. Photograph: Thinkstock

Oncologist Janice Walshe pinpoints advances made in disease prevention and treatment

Liz Yeates: ‘I had spent the week preparing myself for the fact that I might have cancer, but when I heard the word mastectomy I completely fell apart.’  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Cancer survivor Liz Yeates, of the Marie Keating Foundation, needs donated bras to help raise funds for research

Former postman  David Love Cameron who now grows vegetables for Michelin-starred restaurants. Photograph: Paul Wilkinson

Working with chefs Raymond Blanc and Richard Corrigan is a long way from David Love Cameron’s former career as a postman

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