Fiona O Reilly

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“GPs see many otherwise healthy young people who become very ill as a result of the flu”

1) What is the flu? Known as influenza, seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It infects your lungs and upper airways,(...)

Some level of yoga can be practised by people of any age and physical capacity. In your 80s it is especially beneficial for suppleness, balance and strength

Áilín Quinlan talks to experts about the big issues for 80-somethings, including the physical frailty associated with loss of muscle mass and strength(...)

Osteoporosis is a big issue  when a man reaches his seventies, says lifestyle medicine expert Dr Fiona O’Reilly. Symptoms may be bone pain and loss of height, she adds, but the condition can also be silent.

Our bodies, and our minds change as we go through life. Every decade brings its own physical and mental needs and challenges. So how do we make the mo(...)

Women in their 70s are advised to eat a nutritious diet and take various supplements

Áilín Quinlan talks to the experts about the big issues for 70-somethings, who face everything from inflammation, to loneliness and bereavement. Nutr(...)

Muscle loss: 'Counteract this with resistance training or weightlifting.' File photograph: iStockPhoto

Our bodies and our minds change as we go through life. Every decade brings its own physical and mental needs and challenges. So how do we go about mee(...)

Keep yourself mentally and physically fit during your 60s. Photograph: iStock

Nutrition and alcohol Joint health becomes an issue for many women when they reach their 60s, says consultant nutritionist Gaye Godkin. Cut out bisc(...)

The number one health issue for men in their 50s is middle-aged spread so watch your diet. Photograph: iStock

Every decade brings its own physical and mental needs and challenges. So how do we make the most of each one? Áilín Quinlan talks to the experts abou(...)

Push yourself within your personal limits so as to avoid injury and do something you enjoy. Photograph: iStock

Our bodies and our minds change as we go through life. Áilín Quinlan talks to the experts about the big issues for 50-somethings in terms of everythin(...)

“Being homeless and having dual diagnosis, the thing you need the most is a home. So it has to be a total system response”

On a late evening in April 2017, I sat in an emergency accommodation hostel, a place where there are no facilities for you to stay during the day and (...)

Martina Bergin, Simon Community, left, and Jean Twohig, Safetynet, at the Mobile Health Clinic, at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Most people in Irish society have been affected in some way by the economic downturn of recent years, but few would deny that the most tragic consequ(...)

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