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College of Naturopathic Medicine graduate and nutritional therapist Sinead Loughnane explains why it is crucial to be aware of our iron levels…

Iron is critical to life. Without it to make haemoglobin we couldn’t transport oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissues. It is also needed for energy production and metabolism.

There are certain groups who are...

Our pets can very much become part of our family. Dogs and cats, especially, learn their place in the family unit very well and can effortlessly become an integral part of that feeling of “home”, but a recent upswing in pet thefts has left families all across Cork with a gap that’s hard to fill. Previously a useful tool in tracking a lost or stolen pet, microchips are...

All pet owners know the joy and comfort an animal can provide; there’s nothing like getting home after a crummy day to a wagging tail or a purred greeting. Your doggie thinks the sun shines out of your nether regions, as does your cat; though felines are far more laconic in expressing it.

There are a slew of studies documenting the positive effects of pet ownership; from...

Most dogs love being groomed: to them it feels like a long, luxurious session of being petted and at the end of it their coat will be clean, shiny and knot and tangle free, which is great for their skin.

Cork’s Animal Care Hospital, at the Fingerpost in Douglas, has a professional groomer on site, with a choice of simple wash and blow dry or full groom for your pet in a...

Yes, we all know pets are for life and that they need feeding and exercise and love and attention and fun, but before you get a pup or a kitty, bear some other things in mind too. 

Neutering and spaying is a vital but often overlooked part of owning a cat or dog: it’s good for their health, and best for your peace of mind too. It can even lengthen a pet’s life,...

With ten years of experience working closely with Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind — who regularly avail of their services — Séamus and Betty Rochford know what it takes to keep a dog happy. If you need to get away for a few day but have to make sure your pet is in the best of hands, you dog can enjoy a holiday of his or her own in their very own spacious, comfy kennel...

Being the parent of a new baby, even if it's not your first, can be challenging, and may leave you feeling stressed, exhausted, and alone. Cura Cork is now offering free support and practical information to parents in Cork during their baby’s first year.

“There’s definitely a need out there for this kind of service,” Cura says. “You may be a couple...

Getting and staying active as a family is one of the best things you can do, not just for the present, but as an investment in all your health — mammy’s, daddy’s and all the kids’ — into the future. Outdoor activities are also one of the best ways to broaden a child’s horizons and inspire a wonder about and a respect for nature that can last a...

Clonakilty Gluten Free Cuisine, a selection of 26 gluten–free products, is now available at Scally’s SuperValu in Blackrock. This innovative range is prepared in a dedicated bakery that is entirely free of wheat products. It has been independently tested and certified by Alpha Analytics as 100% gluten free. 

Tom Scally, owner of Scally’s SuperValu Blackrock...

The use of salt as a health remedy has been around since the Greeks, when Hippocrates recommended salt inhalation as a respiratory treatment. During the 1800s, a Polish physician also discovered that men working in salt mines suffered fewer respiratory problems than the general population. Now you can experience the same benefits. Try the Salin Plus Air Purifier, available from pharmacists.

The French seem to be born with style running through their veins, a fact that didn’t go unnoticed by Laura Tenison, founder of JoJo Maman Bébé, while she lived in Brittany.

It was 1993 and fashion choices for expectant mothers were limited, and Laura was inspired by the simple elegance of Breton style, so she decided a revolution was in order – a...

The 9th Annual Active Over 50’s Show returns to the City Hall Cork on March 7th and 8th. The lifestyle event is designed to show people who have retired — or are about to retire — what’s out there for them in terms of taking up a new hobby or pastime while keeping themselves healthy and active. Over 5,000 people are expected to attend the  two–day...

Holidays together are a big part of family life, but sometimes organising them can seem like a lot of unwanted stress and hassle.

With over 40 years experience in providing top quality camping holidays, Vacansoleil can help you plan your family holiday this summer, avoiding the organisational pitfalls that can go hand–in–hand with getting it all prepared.

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Parents are advised to lighten up a little when it comes to raising their children.  In ‘Cotton Wool Kids,’ author Stella O’Malley makes the point that a more relaxed attitude to raising children is preferable to what she describes as ‘the madness of paranoid parenting,’ that has become commonplace.  Overprotective parents who keep their...

After months of review, The Children and Family Relationships Bill was approved and published this week, to mixed reviews.  

In what Taoiseach Enda Kenny, described as “the most important change in family legislation since the foundation of the State,” the Bill specifies various rights in relation to adoption, guardianship, custody and access for different family...

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