My day starts with a scan of current affairs and breaking news.
Yesterday I walked from my kitchen to the hall and saw the front door lying wide open. Full panic mode swept over me, my heart racing, fear and dread taking my breath away.Read article
Psychotherapist and author Anne McCormack says children under the age of 12 lack the psychological maturity to deal with social mediaRead article
Everyone with a premature baby has a different journey, writes Conall Ó Fátharta, who looks back at his baby son’s courageous battle for life.Read article
What springs to mind when you hear the words inflammatory bowel disease or IBD? Dodgy bellies, toilet troubles?Read article
Roselyn Raj is the nurse manager of theatre recovery at Mater Private Hospital, Cork. She recently experienced a role reversal when she underwent an operation herself.Read article
Seborrheic dermatitis (sometimes referred to as seborrheic eczema) is thought to be linked to overproduction of the yeast, says Megan Sheppard.Read article
Margaret Jennings looks at a training method making headlines following positive research results and hears some important dos and don’ts from a fitness expert.
Brian Kennedy finds interior decorating and cooking for friends relaxing.Read article
I get breakfast and finish organising school lunches for my three kids — Aoibhe (8), Callum (6) and Hollie (4).
Recently one of my children has spoken of the possibility of leaving home to work in Dublin. I was only a little younger than she is when I left to live in Cork.Read article
Research shows most women regret one-night stands. Apart from not enjoying the experience, there is a host of other health and safety risks associated with having sex with a stranger, says Áilín Quinlan.Read article
Female sexual satisfaction is more complex and some women develop idiosyncratic strategies to coax orgasm, says Suzi Godson.Read article
Thousands of Irish children suffer from severe psoriasis, but Pearl Tier is not about to let the condition get her down, writes Helen O’Callaghan.Read article
Helen O’Callaghan on discussing a serious diagnosis with young people.Read article
Less than 10% of general nurses are males. Jonathan deBurca Butler asks why.Read article
Sacrificing sex in the morning for his abs could be a reflection of marital unrest, says Suzi Godson.Read article
Helen O’Callaghan hears some fond memories from family meal times through the recollections of celebrities and their mothers.Read article
Helen O’Callaghan on the launch of Barnardos Big Toddle, Ireland’s biggest fundraiser for under-fives.Read article
When Finn Ní Fhaoláin was first diagnosed as a coeliac aged 18, she let out an expletive and then just got on with it.Read article
Everyone gets stressed but constant stress can cause health issues, says Ella Walker.Read article
Hitting the mat for some dynamic yoga moves could take your run to the next level, says Amanda Khouv.Read article
Joan Fahy is a senior nurse at Mater Private Hospital, Cork. One of her specialties is haemovigilance.Read article
Probiotic organisms improve the nutritional quality of foods and enhance the absorption of nutrients, says Megan Sheppard.Read article
Margaret Jennings says industrially produced trans fats raise LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ kind) and are present in many foods, but not always labelled.Read article
David Gillick is a member of the Vhi Support Team for the Women’s Mini Marathon on June 5.Read article
I am usually the first person up, so I check emails and read a bit of the news before I get the children up. I make porridge and the family has breakfast together.
The other day, I was doing the ironing... I’ll just leave that sentence there, so anyone who doesn’t read on will think what a wonderful wife I am.Read article
Irish men are shedding their inhibitions and hitting the dance floor, thanks to the success of TV shows like Dancing with the Stars, says Jonathan deBurca ButlerRead article
The average man has sex only 4.9 times a month. The figure for women is almost identical, says Suzi Godson.Read article
Undo the effects of being deskbound by making this workout part of your daily activities.Read article
Have you heard of TMS? It stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation and, according to reports, could offer hope to people with clinical depression when other treatments haven’t helped.Read article
The main issue with nail polish are the three chemicals commonly used, says Megan Sheppard.Read article
Brendan Murray appears in semi-final 2 of The Eurovision Song Contest on Thursday, May 11, RTÉ2, 8pm.Read article
Andrea Mara speaks to TV presenter Karen Koster about the importance of using sunscreen — for children and adults — from March or April when UVB rays appear.Read article
Rickshaw-type trishaws are taking residents out of the nursing home and back to nature. It’s about Cycling Without Age, says Margaret Jennings.Read article
I commute from Carlow so breakfast is often coffee in the car. Jack, my 10-year-old, is usually still asleep when I set out.
Twenty-two years ago yer man and I had a very grown up discussion about moving house, as both of us wished to move somewhere a little more country.Read article
Why don’t we talk openly about menopause? Is it taboo? Or mere embarrassment? Áilín Quinlan investigates.Read article