Why is it that more men than women snore and is it bad for your health?

Why is it that more men than women snore and is it bad for your health? What is snoring? Snoring is noisy breathing which happens when we sleep. Four in ten men snore with only three out of ten women and is the cause of many a sleepness night. There … Continue reading

The ‘healthy option’ – is it just an excuse to overeat?

Products and foods marketed as low fat or healthy are viewed by consumers as an excuse to overeat. How our portion sizes have changed from 20 years ago. Research conducted by the all-Ireland nutritional awareness body Safefood  have found that Irish people eat up to a staggering 71% more than … Continue reading

Viagra sales hit an all time record in Ireland of €3.5m

Also the cost for prescribing the drug which is used to treat erectile dysfunction has broken a record at more than €3.5m a year which does not include the cost of the dispensing fees paid to pharmacists. There has been an escalation in the cost of treating erectile dysfunction through … Continue reading

1st for Ireland’s health as nearly 4,000 lives have been saved since the smoking ban started in 2004

Health Minister Micheál Martin (at the time) introduced the no smoking ban in the workplace and Ireland was the first country in the world to do this. The ban commenced on the 29th March, 2004 and included restaurants, bars and pubs. A study that started immediately after the ban was … Continue reading

Medical Council has concerns but private maternity hospital refutes them

Hospital says, Mount Carmel places “paramount importance on patient safety”. Mount Carmel based in South Dublin has written to the Medical Council rebuffing their worries with regards to a fitness-to-practice inquiry about surgical practices there. Dr Patrick Gerard Rafferty who is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at both Mount Carmel … Continue reading

A new study says – ditch the bra – they are not good for your health

We are told over and over again to make sure we are wearing a correctly fitted bra to make the most of our assets and challenge gravity – but are they good for us? The latest research has said that bras are of no help in supporting a woman’s breasts … Continue reading

12 essential speaking skills every candidate/jobseeker should have

12 essential speaking skills every candidate/jobseeker should have. Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) has been sent out and you have been called to interview. This is your chance to sell yourself verbally and let your interviewer or interviewers know you are the right person for the job. They will note everything … Continue reading

Take a wander for your health.

Take a wander for your health. New research has found that taking a wander from your desk every half hour is more important in combating diabetes than working out at the gym. The academics at Leicester University have found there are dangers of sitting still for long periods of time … Continue reading