Herbal antidepressant St John's Wort returns

Thursday 22nd October 2015 - Patricia Casey - Irish Independent

In 2000, there was a big fuss when St John's Wort, the popular herbal remedy for depression, was removed from over-the-counter sal... Read more →

Fermented drinks to fortify your defences

Thursday 22nd October 2015 - Valerie O'Connor - Irish Independent

These delicious fermented beverages will help to repopulate your gut with healthy bacteria. Kombucha is a fermented tea drink tha... Read more →

Could this new 'exercise pill' replace working out?

Thursday 22nd October 2015 - Sasha Brady - Irish Independent

Scientists are developing an "exercise pill" intended to have the same physical benefits as a real workout session - without worki... Read more →

Top tips top protect yourself from flu this autumn

Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Meadhbh McGrath - Irish Independent

Autumn has only really just begun in ernest but germs will already be spreading. If you haven’t caught a cold already you&r... Read more →

Outbreak of moles on right arm indicates a high risk of cancer

Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Victoria Ward - Irish Independent

Having more than 11 moles on their right arm could mean a person has a higher risk of skin cancer, according to research. Experts... Read more →

10 simple ways to avoid heartburn

Tuesday 20th October 2015 - Vicki Notaro - Irish Independent

If you've ever experienced heartburn, you'll be all too familiar with the nasty, hot feeling at the back of your throat. It can be... Read more →

Recall of chemotherapy medicines

Monday 19th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) is urging anyone who is concerned about a chemotherapy drug recall, to contact its helpline for adv... Read more →

Stress a major issue for Europe's workers

Monday 19th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Up to 60% of all lost working days can be attributed to work-related stress and psychosocial risks, a new study suggests. Up to 6... Read more →

New laws on life-saving medicines introduced

Monday 19th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Trained members of public can administer them. New laws have been signed by the Minister for Health which will allow trained memb... Read more →

High BP risk can be identified in childhood

Monday 12th October 2015 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

People at risk of having high blood pressure in their late 30s can be identified as early as childhood, a new study suggests. Hig... Read more →

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