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Our neighbours in the Kingdom have put out an invitation for anyone and everyone who appreciates a good walk and who wants to make a contribution to the battle against cancer.

New treatments unveiled this very week — one based on using a modified virus to combat tumours, and another which allows the body’s immune system to recognise and fight cancer cells — may be the...

Nutritional Therapist and College of Naturopathic Medicine graduate Jacqueline Ryan explains what you can do to aid your body to a better nights sleep.

Insomnia is not only the inability to fall asleep; it also encompasses an inability to stay asleep and/or repeatedly waking up earlier than planned. Sleep is essential to our physical health and emotional well–being. Sleep loss...

The Junior Cert and Leaving Cert are in full swing now, and they can be stressful times for any family! Parents; now is the time for encouragement and support. Pushing your budding geniuses too hard while they’re in the middle of exam season can be a recipe for disaster, so ease off a little and make sure they’re eating well, drinking plenty of water and sleeping enough. And don...

The beaches are gradually - very gradually! - filling up again and that means more swimming for lots of Cork’s families. Swimming is great exercise and it’s great fun, even when the water’s as cold as it is at the moment, but it’s also got its risks. The sea (as well as lakes and rivers) can be very powerful and deserves respect.

Here are some handy guidelines to...

This year’s Mallow Home and Garden Festival promises to be better than ever with a spectacular range of exhibits, events and entertainment for the entire family. The festival, first launched in 1999, is one of the longest running events of its type in Ireland, with a magical blend of home and garden inspiration, food and entertainment.

At the heart of the festival is a unique...

Hypnotherapy is sometimes confused with stage hypnosis — the kind of entertainment you might be used to because of Derren Brown or Keith Barry, but hypnotherapy is a legitimate therapeutic tool with some very defined parameters and a lot of success to its name.

There are several different ‘levels’ of hypnotherapy, ranging from lighter ‘suggestion therapy’...

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...

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....

 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...

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