Health Month

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The Department of Health’s advice on exterminating flies, part of the ‘Health Hints For The Home’ package of eight leaflets distributed to Irish households in 1953.

In the mid 1950s, the Department of Health circulated an envelope of eight pamphlets to houses countrywide, with an accompanying letter from minister (...)

The aim of the ketogenic diet is to enter a state of ketosis through fat metabolism. In that state, the body uses primarily fat for energy instead of carbohydrates; fats can then be converted into ketones to fuel the body. Photograph: iStock

A recent survey of registered dietitians named the low-carbohydrate keto diet yet again as the most popular diet in the United States. In Ireland, it (...)

Dermot Behan and family

At the start of every new year, most of us grapple with the idea of doing something worthwhile in the months ahead. Many will lapse after an initial b(...)

This first meat-free week has been a whistle-stop tour of conflicted emotions. January is Health Month in The Irish Times. Throughout the m(...)

Orchids, on the other hand, are more sensitive to their environments

I have always felt a kindred spirit with spring flowers. My late mother discovered she was pregnant on February 1st and eight months later welcomed to(...)

‘Smiling depression  provides a term that people can relate to.’ File image: Getty Images

Over the festive period, I came across the term “smiling depression” for the first time. A woman used it to describe the depression experienced by her(...)

Running a comfortable 5k is the goal and dream of many new runners this time of year.

Running a comfortable 5k is the goal and dream of many new runners this time of year. January is Health Month in The Irish Times. Throughou(...)

Jumpsuit by Michi €245 from Skulpt in Powerscourt - a performance bodysuit with mesh insets. Photograph: Bríd O Donovan

She is small, wiry and super trim, with a silhouette honed from daily fitness and dance sessions that are her life’s work and business. Jane Shortall (...)

Spectacular views in northern Tenerife

The shadows are lengthening, the heat is dissipating, and we should have been out of this dry and dusty ravine long before now. But I can barely put o(...)

The mirrored room is lit by red neon strips, and I look around in awe as he explains how Shred and Tread worksPhotograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is before dawn on one of the shortest days of the year when I discover there is a line in the sand which I will not cross and it spells the word Zu(...)

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