‘All the focus has been on older people and perhaps we have been neglecting the impact of loneliness and isolation on our younger people,’ consultant psychiatrist at St James’s hospital, Prof Brian Lawlor said. Photograph: iStock

Loneliness is increasing more among 18 to 34 year olds than for any other age group and is emerging as a “very serious public health issue”, according(...)

“We need to teach children to programme their brains to self-regulate when faced with stressful situations”

Do you do something every day to look after your mental health? Do you often talk to your children about how they can best manage their thoughts and e(...)

“Heart disease remains a leading cause of death and disability in both parts of Ireland and high by European standards,” said Dr Roger O’Sullivan, director of the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland, which funded the study.

Older people in Northern Ireland are far more likely to suffer from heart disease, long-term illness and disability than those in the Republic, accord(...)