Health Month

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Rachel Flaherty: ‘Rewards for reaching goals are now embracing new experiences I would have previously shied away from’

‘I’d felt so alone but I read your article and thought ‘that’s me’ – and at least I’m not alone anymore.” This is one of the most frequent responses (...)

Researchers found that the athletes did hear and make sense of sounds differently than most of us. Photograph: iStock

Top athletes’ brains are not as noisy as yours and mine, according to a fascinating recent study of elite competitors and how they process sound. The (...)

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

Keeping count. The green numbers denote the calories for sandwiches on the menu at a US restaurant. Photograph: Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Over the last four weeks you may have been grappling with a new year’s resolution to get more active, eat healthier, lose weight. But when you decide(...)

The excitement of moving out of home for the first time is wonderful until you have to cook for yourself

The excitement of moving out of home for the first time is wonderful. You now have the freedom to do what you want without asking anyone’s permission.(...)

Get moving. ‘Hours spent in a stationary position can trigger or exacerbate musculoskeletal and psychological problems,’ says John Hurley of the Mater Private Healthcare Group. Photograph: iStock

Nearly 70 per cent of employees are experiencing some form of stress at work, four in 10 claim to have suffered from burnout and only about 30 per cen(...)

Pasta has been moved from its position at the base of the Department of Health’s food pyramid, along with other carbohydrates. Photograph: iStock

When I was a student, carbohydrates were not a contentious topic. That’s partly because many of us were not sure what they were. Those of us not takin(...)

Beans means airmiles – an unhappy discovery for the reluctant vegetarian

They say it takes three weeks to form a habit, and as I enter my fourth week without meat I am beginning to see the truth in that. January (...)

January blues? There is still  plenty of time to become the runner you want to be – you just need to learn from what didn’t work in January and plan February better. Photograph: iStock

It is almost a month since many of you put pen to paper on your running resolutions. Full of new year enthusiasm, you may have signed up for races, in(...)

The Department of Health’s advice on treating sore throats, 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 (...)

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