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Does Dry January deliver results?

February 22, 2017

Over the last month Instagram has been flooded with posts of #DryJanuary alongside images of people going to the gym or photographs of healthy meals. This tradition of ditching alcohol for the first month of

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The reality of autism

November 30, 2016

Over 300 blue cases damaged with pressure marks, minor tears and creases from laying mainly dormant for years are stacked on the wall. A teddy bear, a dumper truck, miniature aeroplanes and Lego sets sit

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Bullying is more than just temporary pain

November 16, 2016

It is estimated that 30 percent of young people in Ireland will experience bullying in their lives, which unfortunately often continues into the workplace as an adult.

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The inspiration behind DCU’s Irish Heart Society

October 26, 2016

Over five thousand people in Ireland die each year from heart attack, and another two thousand die from stroke. Now, in an effort to promote healthy living and encourage young people to look after their

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder

September 28, 2016

I am in complete control. I do well in my area of work. I am productive, charming, a go-getter.  I have no control. I am failing in my tasks. I do nothing, snap at people, have

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A4 waist: viral challenges are far from over

April 6, 2016

For those who don’t recall, neknomination was an online drinking game that saw people “necking” an alcoholic drink and “nominating” their friends to do the same thing. This was recorded and the videos were uploaded to Facebook.

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Understanding Autism

April 6, 2016

Autism is often described as a ‘spectrum disorder’, meaning that two individuals with the same diagnosis may not experience the same difficulties at the same time. The symptoms can present themselves in many forms and combinations ranging from mild to severe

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Saving my sight with Laser eye surgery

April 6, 2016

The majority of people who get laser eye surgery are between 25 and 35 according to O’Keefe, who has been doing refractive surgeries in Ireland for 25 years. He was one of the first of two surgeons to introduce laser eye surgery to Ireland.

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Don’t blame yourself if your counsellor isn’t right for you

March 23, 2016

Counsellors have heard it all, they have been built up and trained, but no amount of books, training or even time working in the field can force two people to work well together in a small room in which one of them shares their deepest or saddest thoughts.

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Living with Diabetes

March 9, 2016

spiralling down towards a really unhealthy lifestyle. The more rare kind of Diabetes is type 1: a disease you most commonly get diagnosed with at an early stage in life – for no, yet, known reason. For many kids who have this disease, or any other disease that makes you “different”, it is something well connected to shame.

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The Truth Behind the Thinness

February 24, 2016

I look okay. It doesn’t mean that I am okay. I am not over anorexia; I am living with it. Some days are harder than others, and I am ready to trade recovery in for that other me, that controlled me.

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Disable inequality in this year’s election

February 24, 2016

Disable Inequality is a campaign to end discrimination for people living with disability and to make equality a defining issue in Election 2016. With more than 600,000 people with a disability living in Ireland, two in three people know at least one person, be they a friend, a family member, a colleague or neighbour.

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Fitness inspiration from Morley’s Motivation

February 24, 2016

“For the first few weeks I was too embarrassed to face the gym, so I just stuck it out with my meal plan and when I got enough confidence I joined the gym at home and in DCU as well as the boxing club for some added push.”

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A Bitter Truth: Why our healthy resolutions are destined to fail

February 10, 2016

The school of thought around food, exercise and our overall health has been changing rapidly, however, and Professor Robert Lustig has found fame by disputing the inherent idea that change must come from within. He argues that there are two villains responsible for our cycle of failed resolutions, and neither of them are ourselves.

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The social campaign for cervical screening

February 10, 2016

The latest trend on social media in regards to social awareness relates to women, but more specifically to cervical cancer. The ‘Smear for Smear’ campaign was launched to raise awareness for Cervical Cancer and to

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Will Sheen’s HIV help or hinder the cause?

December 2, 2015

While he may have come out with some irresponsible comments Sheen has also done something important- he has got people talking about an illness which affects millions of people worldwide.

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When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession

December 2, 2015

It’s when eating healthily becomes such an obsession that it impacts you psychologically that it becomes unhealthy. While anorexia is the eating disorder where you have an intense fear of gaining weight, orthorexia is the eating disorder where you fear eating unhealthy foods.

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World Vegan Month: Take the Pledge

November 18, 2015

Veganism is about living a sustainable, healthy and cruelty free life. On a vegan diet, meat, fish, eggs, dairy and all of their by-products are off limits.

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Media and male body image

November 18, 2015

There’s no denying that social media has a negative impact on female body image by portraying ‘the ideal woman’, but what about the male body image? Does social media negatively affect how men perceive their body image, just like women?

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Tackling tampon tax and menstrual taboos

November 18, 2015

British women have united in recent weeks to protest against a particularly sexist piece of legislation; the high rate of tax imposed on tampons because they are deemed a “luxury” item. Yes, British politicians believe