Vitamin D deficiency is common in Ireland and is most prevalent with age, obesity, in men, in ethnic minorities, in people with diabetes, hypertension and in nursing homes.

The Government should immediately change recommendations for vitamin D supplements as a matter of urgency by urging all adults to take them during the(...)

Researcher Padraig Maher of the NUI Galway Inspire team demonstrates a new CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) hood developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding for 26 Covid-19 research projects following from “hundreds of ideas” by Ireland’s top scientists have been backed by the Government, as third-(...)

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin examined data relating to people aged more than 70 as care-givers, childminders and active members of society, and considered the economic impact of their potential lack of social interaction during the pandemic. Image: iStock.

A report on the economic and social value of Ireland’s older population has been published due to concerns over a rise of ageist attitudes relating to(...)

Five low-risk lifestyle factors were then measured in each – never smoking, healthy weight, at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity, moderate alcohol intake, and a good diet. Photograph: iStock

Those who stick to healthy lifestyles can expect up to ten extra disease-free years of life, according to a major new study. While the benefits of a (...)

If you really have to have that burger, you could still get beneficial effects in your cells by exercising regularly. Photograph: iStock

That burger you’re eating? Put it down. Slowly. No, it won’t kill you, but still, put it down. That’s it. Good. Now you might live a bit longer. It (...)

People who walk their dog at least three times a week show higher levels of social activity and closer social relationships than those who walk their dogs less frequently, a new study has revealed. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne

People who walk their dog at least three times a week* show higher levels of social activity and closer social relationships than those who walk their(...)

People who were members of an occupational pension scheme, in which their employer contributes, were significantly more likely to retire at an earlier age, the study found.

Over half of older people choose to leave work when they become eligible for their pension, while a third retire to spend more time with their family,(...)

Women who attended church services more than once a week had a 27 per cent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease  compared with women who never attended. Photograph: iStock

The ongoing Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin has produced the most interesting and varied research results. Its la(...)

A majority of the over 50s reported religion as important to them. Photograph: iStock

Regular attendance at religious services is associated with lower depressive symptoms in older Irish people, a new study has found. Such religious at(...)

Dr Orna Donoghue, TILDA project manager and lead author on the paper, said driving allows a level of freedom and independence that is often ‘not available with public transport and therefore it is hugely important for social engagement, mental health and wellbeing’. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Older people who are able to travel independently have better mental health and greater social networks compared to those being driven by family or fr(...)

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