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When it’s life’s blood

October 11, 2017

Blood donors are needed each week in Ireland, 3,000 of them, according to Irish Blood Transfusion Services; and blood never goes out of fashion.   Only three per cent of the eligible Irish population give

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7 hours and fifteen days

September 27, 2017

Mental health is, for the most part, a taboo subject and many seem to push it aside and decide to avoid the conversation. Until it’s too late. It isn’t until something drastic occurs that people decide

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Smoking mirrors

April 19, 2017

Iconic movie legends of the 1940s and 50s were the trend setters of their day. In a time when the world was shrugging off the vestiges of war, a well-tailored pencil skirt and a pair

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DCU STEM projects receive millions in funding

April 19, 2017

Three projects from DCU were awarded funding this month from the Science Foundation Ireland for research projects in the areas of sciences, technology, engineering and maths. (STEM)   Each project is currently being led by

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The legal and ethical poles of The Eighth Amendment

March 8, 2017

The subject of the Eighth Amendment has been one which has gained mass amount of attention over the last year especially. It has been discussed and then discussed again as everyone passionately exclaims their postulations,

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Phoning your feelings in DCU

March 8, 2017

Just a few weeks ago, DCU saw the establishment of an over the phone counselling service. An exclusive for DCU students, the helpline will operate for three hours, two nights a week – every Tuesday

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Safeguarding your sexual health

March 8, 2017

Sexually active students are advised to avail of DCU’s free testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) due to an increase of Chlamydia sufferers, according to the HSE.

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Sticks and Stones

March 8, 2017

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never hurt me; perhaps that used to be true. Or, perhaps it applied to a time before technology invaded safe spaces, before the insidious nature

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The reality of clinical psychology doctorate programmes

February 22, 2017

On the ninth of March 2016, an applied psychology master’s degree student called Elaine rang up Liveline to talk to Joe Duffy. During their conversation, the twenty-three-year-old student informed Joe that she was nearing the

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Student nurses shoulder a great burden

February 22, 2017

While walking around, checking on patients, first year nursing student at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT),  Rebecca , noticed that one of the louder patients on the ward was being oddly quiet. As any nurse would,

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Splitting the movie myth of split personalites

February 22, 2017

Teasing a fear from the depths of safety delivers a rush of adrenaline, increases our heart rates and is often referred to as the fight or flight response; the edge of the unknown. Little children

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Living with a stammer

February 22, 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have had trouble with words. I’m sure you’re thinking: “Then why are you writing an article?”, but it’s not that I don’t know what to say, I

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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.