Neuroscientist Sabina Brennan (right) with Dr Laura McAvinue in Trinity college Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Why did you write a book about brain health? “While doing brain research at Trinity College Dublin I read academic papers that showed it is possible (...)

Cork children Olan Hanrahan (7) from Charleville, Kumail Alhlaichi (5) from Blackpool, and Alex Madden (6) from Aherla have unleashed their superpowers for the ‘Mercy Heroes’, which raises funds for POONS, the Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nursing Service. The service allows children with cancer to receive treatment from the comfort of their own home. The Mercy Hospital Foundation in Cork is holding its fundraising day on Friday, October 19th. Register at mercyfundraising.ie to receive a ‘Mercy Heroes’ pack full of information and ideas. Photograph: Ed Godsell and John Allen

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Some 30 minutes’ exercise a day is essential for optimum health

What started off as a light look at preventing illness has ended up as a virtual guide to living healthily. So, if you believe your health is your wea(...)

Marie Wynne at home with her husband Denis. “He played rugby. He was a sales director in a company. He was always building or making something at home or working in the garden.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Marie Wynne cares for her husband, Denis, who has dementia, in their home in Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Overall, she manages pretty well and pays particul(...)

Summer time for many people represents more time spent outdoors with long, bright days and holidays away from home. But, spare a thought for family ca(...)

There are 16 candidates on the Trinity Seanad panel. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sabina Brennan When she started university as a mature student of 43, Brennan became the first member of her family to go to third level and gradua(...)

Women account for 30,000 of the 47,000 people with Alzheimer’s in Ireland. Photograph: Regis Duvignau/Reuters

Women may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s as a result of being pushed out of the workforce, according to a leading Irish dementia resea(...)

Girls’ creator Lena Dunham’s Instagram quote about her motivation for exercising epitomises a growing Millennial philosophy about fitness – working out is not about weight or appearances.

The wellness revolution continues to roll as our obsession with all things natural and healthy shows no sign of slowing (Editor’s note: thankfully). (...)