Eleanor Mooney, Aoife Cahill Mannion and Audrey McGill are encouraging women to walk, jog or run the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin on Sunday, June 2nd, for some of Ireland’s sickest children

1) Tallaght University Hospital’s schedule for its spring/summer series of community health talks “Let’s Talk Health” – run in partnership with the Pa(...)

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will be the guest speaker at a GAA seminar on health and wellbeing for older people  in the Longford Arms Hotel in Longford on March 11th. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Active involvement with family, friends and the wider community, through volunteerism and participation, and building exercise into one’s routine, are(...)

The findings come from  the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing study, which has been tracking more than 8,000 over-50s for the past seven years. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Older Irish people’s quality of life increases with age and peaks at 68, before starting to decline gradually, according to new research. Social fact(...)

 Prof Rose Anne Kenny,  director of Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing  at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It was while she was a research fellow in cardiology at Westminster Hospital that Prof Rose Anne Kenny developed the Head Up Tilt (HUT) test. Used to(...)

Only 8.5 per cent of those surveyed were found to be supplementing their diet with vitamin D. Photograph: iStock

One in four Irish over 50s are deficient in vitamin D during the winter, a new study has found. The research also noted wide variations in vitamin D (...)

The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (Tilda)  warned of serious levels of dissatisfaction with public transport, with more than half of the over-50s surveyed rating  options in their area as poor or very poor. File photograph: Getty Images

Just one in 10 older people rely on public transport to get around, research on Ireland’s ageing population has found. The study found a third of fre(...)

Older individuals and couples want an active sex life. They want their sexual experiences to be as good as they can be. Photograph: iStock

GPs should be more invested in supporting people continue an active sex life in older age, according to recent research by Trinity College Dublin. Des(...)

TCD’s Tilda began tracking over 8,000 adults aged 50 and over in 2010. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s older adults are bankrolling their children, providing care for their grandchildren but leaving their own health challenges untreated or und(...)

Sexual healing: The TCD study revealed that older men have more sex than older women. File photograph: Getty Images

Bing Crosby once crooned that love is wasted on the young. Ireland’s middle-aged and late middle-aged agree, since they are having plenty of sex and f(...)

“Loneliness is personal, and it is also political.” Illustration: artfromthefringe/Getty Images

There is a condition that is twice as deadly as obesity and more dangerous than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It is a sneaky, capricious beast that can(...)

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