Obesity rates have fallen slightly, though 60 per cent of the population are still overweight or obese. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) and there is little awareness of the dangers of alcohol abuse, according to the Healthy Ireland study(...)

Removing clutter can help improve your life. Photograph: Thinkstock
Tidy up
  • Health
  • October 7, 2015, 00:04

(...), but your life as well. In Stuffocation, author James Wallman argues that living with clutter(...)

Licking your lips only makes dry lips worse. Photograph: Thinkstock
Take care of your lips
  • Health
  • October 6, 2015, 00:02

With cold weather approaching, a victim of the changing seasons can be your lips. Both the weather and the sniffles can cause dry, cracked lips. A fe(...)

Get out and get active no matter what your age. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) issue of smoking. “It’s never too late to stop smoking,” he said. The components of healthy living are(...)

‘Parents may not want to hear this, but the average age of children accessing porn is 11 years old,’ says Trish Murphy,

(...) teenagers and mental health in Athlone on Wednesday, October 7th, as part of the Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy(...)

Americans reportedly consume 300 calories of added sugar per day. Photograph: Thinkstock
Cut back on sugar
  • Health
  • October 5, 2015, 00:01

Sugar consumption is on the rise around the world. According to a recent report from the University of North Carolina, the average American eats 300 c(...)

Beat the afternoon slump by drinking water or getting a breath of freash air. Photograph: Thinkstock
Prevent an afternoon slump
  • Health
  • October 3, 2015, 00:00

If the hardest time for you to stay awake at work is right after lunch, try one of these things to pep yourself up. Stay away from greasy, sugary foo(...)

RTÉ chairwoman Moya Doherty with a bust of broadcaster Gay Byrne on RTÉ’s Donnybrook campus. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) within their discretion.” There is “an open, healthy discussion” about programming plans. “None of us(...)

Make time for a cup of tea. Photograph: Thinkstock
Have a cup of tea
  • Health
  • October 2, 2015, 00:00

Good news for tea drinkers: a cuppa is actually good for your health. Green, black, white and oolong tea all have a type of antioxidant called polyphe(...)

Being kind to others has health benefits. Photograph: Thinkstock
Be kind
  • Health
  • October 1, 2015, 00:00

(...) phrases like, “May you feel safe, may you feel happy, may you feel healthy, may you live with ease”. The(...)