Cathal O’Connell: “The BMI brand has huge heritage, over 70 years of heritage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two years ago, Cathal O’Connell was facing a task that many were bluntly telling him was impossible. He and a small team in East Midlands Airport in B(...)

Fifty-two per cent of older adults are “centrally obese”, meaning their waist circumference is “substantially increased”, while a further 25 per cent have an “increased” waist, according to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing study.

They may have lost euros by the bucket-load but older Irish adults are piling on the pounds. A new survey shows almost four out of every five over-50s(...)

The report’s authors say further studies are required to identify if changes in maternal diet and/or physical activity were responsible for these weight changes after the birth of a first child.

Two-thirds of first-time mothers had gained 10lb when they booked antenatal care for a second pregnancy, according to a longitudinal study carried ou(...)

Aer Lingus regional operator Stobart Air has also taken on a second franchise service for UK carrier Flybe. Photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times

Aer Lingus regional operator Stobart Air is recruiting former Ryanair and BMI Baby directors to its management and board in a shake-u(...)

A young woman who suffers from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, whom the High Court had ordered last week could be fed through a tube, is making “monumental strides”, the court was told today.

A young woman who suffers from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, whom the High Court had ordered last week could be fed through a tube, is making (...)

 Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has said an anorexic woman’s condition is “a life or death” situation and he granted an order sought by the HSE permitting her to be fed immediately, as her medical carers deem appropriate.

A young woman who suffers from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa and is refusing nutritional feeds in hospital is to be fed through a tube by order(...)

Value for Money

Salter Easy View Body Analyser Scales €54.99 Leaving aside the high tech wizardry, what we liked most about this scales was the display which w(...)

Swords-based CityJet made a loss of €209 million in 2012

Warren Buffett, probably the world’s canniest investor, has a long- standing aversion to putting his money into airlines. He told Berkshire Hathaway s(...)

Weighing yourself tells you little or nothing about your health. It doesn’t take into account your age, your gender or even your height. It’s time to (...)

Most people are well aware of the risks of the bone-thinning disease, osteoporosis, but few have ever heard of sarcopenia, a related and equall(...)