Lifestyle

Reminders for the winter months

November 27, 2019

Winter is cold. It’s a basic state of fact. But with the cold comes a mountain of consequences. Your skin will dry out, you will be drinking more hot drinks in an attempt to stay warm and those who sleep outside suffer the most. But there are a few small things everyone can do to make the long evenings and bitter cold nights not that bad.

Food

The benefits of turmeric

November 13, 2019

Like many Asian spices, turmeric is also known to have many health benefits and has been used as a form of traditional medicine.

News

Worst ever October for over-crowding in Hospitals

November 13, 2019

Levels of overcrowding in University Hospital Waterford psychiatric unit have reached unprecedented levels this October despite repeated warnings from the Psychiatric Nurses Association about the declining conditions according to General Secretary Peter Hughes.

News

Mystery of how vaping kills deepens

October 16, 2019

The mystery of how vaping causes severe respiratory problems deepens as doctors rule out one probable explanation for hundreds of vaping related illnesses and 23 deaths in the United States.

Lifestyle

Stigma still surrounds a HIV diagnosis

October 2, 2019

People with HIV on the proper medication can and do live totally normal lives – and they can also have normal sex lives. In an attempt to make this more well known, the U = U campaign was started.

Lifestyle

Veganism- healthy or unhealthy

April 15, 2019

Long term effects on sub sufficient Vitamin B12 are weakness and fatigue. With Vitamin D it affects your ability to absorb calcium and so can impact on your bone health later in life.

Lifestyle

Life with less clutter

April 15, 2019

Waking up in a clean room already makes you feel like you’ve started out the day on the right foot. It’s time to get the big yellow skip out, and start getting rid of things that don’t ‘spark joy’ .

Lifestyle

Get your gonorrhoea gone-horroea

April 3, 2019

Genital herpes is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two HSV types – type one and type two. The two viruses are similar and both can cause ulcers and blisters. Genital herpes is common in Ireland and is mostly diagnosed in young women 81% were female in 2017.

Food

Cooking with supplements

March 20, 2019

While taking a few capsules or tablets (and even sometimes a liquid form!) of supplements can seem boring and therefore easy to forget, we all need to eat. Cooking some supplements into daily meals may be the best way to ensure consistent intake of whatever you’re deficient in and therefore improve your overall health. It’s well worth looking for more from your supplements than constantly adding them to smoothies alone.