Report recommends medicinal cannabis use

Friday 10th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Medicinal cannabis should be considered to treat patients with certain conditions, a major new report has found. However, it warn... Read more →

10 myths about back pain and how to cope when it strikes

Thursday 9th February 2017 - Dr Mary O'Keeffe - Indepent

Disc bulges, weak cores, joints out of place; if you suffer from back pain, you may have heard these words as the reason for your ... Read more →

Awareness of psoriatic arthritis low

Wednesday 8th February 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Almost half of people affected by the skin disease, psoriasis, have never heard of the painful condition psoriatic arthritis, desp... Read more →

How to avoid passing cough and cold bugs to every family member

Tuesday 7th February 2017 - - Independent

If there’s one thing you can guarantee about a child, it’s that they’ll catch some — if not all — of... Read more →

Scientists in the US finally unlock mystery of why we need to 'sleep on it'

Monday 6th February 2017 - Ian Johnston

The purpose of sleep appears to be to help forget some memories so others can be stored for later use, two major new US studies su... Read more →

Skipping breakfast 'raises risk of ill health'

Friday 3rd February 2017 - Saffron Alexander

Skipping breakfast or eating late in the day could raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity according to a new study... Read more →

15 ways to control diabetes

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Dr Valerie Wilson

One in four people worldwide now have diabetes, and numbers are on the rise, but by making some small changes to lifestyle, you ca... Read more →

But do they work? Trying out herbal medicine

Wednesday 1st February 2017 - Peter McGuire - Irish Times

There are lots of arguments both for and against the use of herbal medicine. Last year on these pages, I explored them in extensiv... Read more →

How your sleep patterns could be contributing to your back pain

Tuesday 31st January 2017 - Dr Mary O’Keeffe, Dr Kieran O’Sullivan, Professor Chris Maher, Dr James McAuley - Independent

Sleep, like diet and exercise, is closely linked to general health and wellbeing. The amount and quality of sleep we get affects o... Read more →

Early periods linked to early menopuase

Monday 30th January 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Early menstruation may increase the risk of premature menopause, a new study has found. According to the findings, girls who get ... Read more →

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