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Childhood overweight and obesity rates have plateaued in primary school aged children in Ireland, a study conducted in Cork has revealed. The research found that although obesity rates remain high, there is evidence that they have stabilised and may be beginning to fall. During the last three decades of the 20th century, a two- to three-fold increase in overweight and obesity ...

Cork city solicitors are offering €50 will consultations during the fourth annual Best Will in the World Week. New research has revealed that children’s charities are most popular among Irish adults when asked what charities they would leave a gift to in their will. The research, commissioned by MyLegacy as part of its Best Will in the World Week campaign, running from...

A Cork positive self-help programme is available in libraries across the county. The Your Good Self is a joint initiative between the Health Service Executive and Cork city and county libraries. The programme aims to provide quality information including books, DVDs, CDs and online resources to the people of Cork on how to look after their emotional well-...

One-quarter of workers in Europe report feeling stressed at work all or most of the time, while a smilier number say that work affects their health negatively. Psychosocial risks such as monotonous tasks, high work intensity, tight deadlines, work-life unbalance, violence and harassment from the public or from colleagues are contributing to this work-related stress, according to...

There are a number of diseases that can affect dogs and cats, often having sudden and fatal consequences. However, there are also a wide range of vaccinations available to prevent pets from becoming ill. According to Paw Paws veterinary clinic, located on Penrose Wharf, with an initial two injections at the start of a pet’s life - from around eight to 10 weeks of age - and regular annual...

Puppies are the epitome of great craic. Who wouldn’t want one? Before you arrive home with a basket of puppies, though, ask yourself: do you have the time, resources, facilities and support of every member of your household? If you do, then read on.

Always take the breed of your potential pooch into consideration. Sure, Great Danes can solve mysteries (it was the creepy janitor...

Newly established in 2014, Carrigaline Veterinary Centre is your community vet, offering you and your pet the highest level of care, service and value. Part of the VetFirst group, our mission is to have the newest equipment and all the expertise you need available to ensure 24-hour care and out of hours service is available.

Your pet is a member of your family, and we know you want to...

Get Ireland Active is calling on people to adapt a lifestyle of physical activity as World Osteoporosis Day takes place on Monday, October 20th. The one-stop information source on how to get involved in physical activity says that exercise can improve bone health for men and women. It called on people to wear white on World Osteoporosis Day and to embrace better bone health...

The Ankylosing Spondylitis Association of Ireland (ASAI) has launched a new iPhone app to support the one in 200 people who are currently living with the chronic back pain condition. The app, called SUAS (Supporting and Understanding Ankylosing Spondylitis) is the first of its kind in Ireland and provides patients with educational information, guided exercise videos and the...

Smile Store –The Dental Specialists are offering a free 15 minute, no-obligation consultation with their orthodontist specialist, Dr. Peter Csurja, on Thursday October 16th. It’s for people who would like to find out how to get a straight smile, how long it might take, and how much it would cost.

Ideally, the sooner you start to train wayward teeth back into line, the better...

A new report shows that one in six three-year-olds have a serious longstanding health condition. The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has published statistics which shows that 15.8% of three-year-olds in Ireland have at least one serious longstanding health condition This is defined in the Growing Up in Ireland National Longitudinal Study of Children (GUI) study...

Film buffs young and old in Cork can now be kept happy as over 600 movies from major Hollywood studios can be rented through eVision on Demand. An Eircom TV service, customers can enjoy the latest films in the comfort of their own homes through their eVision box or laptop or out and about on tablets and smartphones. The new service provides customers with 'Films Everywhere’ -...

Voluntary organisation Muintir na Tire has joined forces with national suicide prevention charity Console for the October Bank Holiday weekend, kicking off Friday, October 26th. “From biking to bog snorkelling, our groups around county Cork will be organising all kinds of fun activities and encouraging the people in their communities to take part and get talking,” said Niall...

Cork residents are guilty of watching more TV than anyone else in Ireland, clocking up an average of 223 minutes each day, while four in every 10 people "binge" on TV programmes. Nearly 1.4 million Irish people watch hours of their favourite TV series back-to-back revealed the latest eircom Household Sentiment Survey (eHSS). This “TV bingeing”, it outlined...

Be Bold, Be Bald will be held by voluntary cancer support group, The Girls' Club Cork on Saturday, October 18th. Participants go bald by boldly wearing a bald cap- or very boldly shaving their head- to honour those who fight cancer and raise money to help fight back. Caps are available from the centre at 26 St Paul's Avenue, off Lavitts Quay, priced at...

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