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Moonwalkerz, magic shows, Zumba and a monster LEGO construction challenge are just some of the activities on offer during the Annual Enable Ireland Family Fun Day at Cork’ Lifetime Lab from 11.30am to 4pm this Sunday, May 24th.
 
Lifetime Lab and Enable Ireland have come together for the event with all proceeds going directly to Enable Ireland’s Cork services....

Approximately 5,000 people die in Ireland each year from sudden cardiac death. Death can often be prevented if CPR (Cardipulmonary Resuscitation) is started immediately, but in most cases CPR alone will not restart the heart.

A defibrillator should be used when it is suspected someone has suffered a cardiac arrest or death can occur within minutes. A defibrillator delivers a controlled...

Here’s Health was established in 1998 in St. Patrick’s Street in Cork and another outlet opened shortly afterwards in Douglas Court Shopping Centre. A third store opened in Wilton Shopping Centre in the summer of 2009 and now another store has joined the family, upstairs at Mahon Point.

Here’s Health now has a team of over 40 staff members across four stores and offers...

Arthritis Ireland Cork will hold a special talk entitled “Working On A Cure: Future Treatments in Osteoarthritis” with NUI Galway’s Professor Frank Barry at the Rochestown Park Hotelon Tuesday, May 26th at 7.30pm.

Professor Barry is scientific director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute at NUIG. He leads a team of researchers who are investigating pioneering new...

Mater Private Cork at City Gate, Mahon, has expanded its services and consultant team at its Heart & Vascular Centre, which provides rapid same day access for emergency/urgent cardiac care, including chest pain, arrhythmia, and heart failure.
 
As the latest and most modern invasive and non-invasive cardiac facility in Munster, the centre now undertakes several procedures...

 The HSE has launched an updated breastfeeding website with an Ask Our Expert service for breastfeeding mothers to provide information and support on all aspects of breastfeeding.  In recent years breastfeeding rates have risen, but Ireland is still lagging behind the rest of Europe.  The new website has been developed to extend the range of supports the HSE provides for...

The Busy Bees Toddler Group and The Farm in Grenagh will be joining forces on Wednesday, May 20th, to host a super fun Coffee Morning in aid of 96FM’s ‘Giving For Living’ radiothon.

Entry to the famous farm will be free all day in lieu of a donation to the radiothon, but the highlight will be the craic, coffee and great company for the coffee morning itself, which will...

Mad Pride is here again, celebrating the participation of almost 100,000 people since the movement kicked off in Cork in 2008.

Sunday, May 24th will see Mad Pride 2015 celebrating all thing mad and, in the words of Mad Pride’s David McCarthy, “to engage the community through fun and laughter and thereby break down stigma and increase awareness and understanding of the...

Stress is a normal part of life and the human body is equipped to respond and react to it. Stress can have postive impacts: it assists the human body and mind to be alert, to avoid danger and to be focused and productive. Modern life, however, includes pressures to achieve, to juggle many responsiblities and to excel, including personal and family life. This constant pressure can lead to...

If you’re casting about for ways to make the most of the outdoors as a family this month, why not consider orienteering? It’s a great way to gain an appreciation of the outdoors and nature, and the perfect way to burn up all that excess energy and get fit while you do. Filling up Tuesday evenings with short and long courses from May 12th until July 21st, the club’s excursions...

Smart Psychology founders Orla McLoughlin and Marianne Wall help people overcome difficulties in their lives through workshops, courses and one-to-one counselling, and this week - as the countdown to exams begins in earnest — some tips for parents on how to help their exam candidates handle the stress and strain!

Stress levels for students often rise at this time of year. Some...

While this summer may not hit the heady heights of last year’s solar spectacular, skin specialists have warned that the traditional Irish laissez faire attitude towards sunshine and the damage it can cause could lead to dire consequences for our health in years to come.

Last year, Cork was the sunburn capital of an extra–sunburnt Ireland, with the UV index here hitting...

Cork’s Montfort College of Performing Arts is giving some of Cork’s smallest smallies a chance to harness their inner Oscar winner this summer with the return of the Broadway Babies Summer Camp, which will be on tour around County Cork in July and August.

The five–day camp is specially designed for little stars between the ages of four and eight and will feature...

Cork researchers have found that people who experience traumatic events in childhood, such as being sexually abused, or their parents being incarcerated, are more likely to have chronic diseases. A study carried out by Health Research Board funded researchers at University College Cork is the first to show that adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are a...

Shaking Yoga is a form of yoga which, its practitioners say, will awaken “the energetical body” and connect you to yourself.

The practice is based on shaking, which is said to “re-ignite the flow of light energy inside the body to flow once again from the feet to the top of the head”.

Shaking yoga’s founder Ratu Bagus says the discipline can help to...

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