The health benefits of pets for children

According to  – Children who grow up around dogs may have a reduced risk of developing asthma. We are all aware of the health benefits, both physical and psychological, for elderly and those suffering depression of owning a dog, now there are also very positive signs for children too … Continue reading

Electric Picnic- look after your health

People attending this weekend’s Electric Picnic music and arts festival are being urged to look after their health. According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), dehydration, sunburn, diarrhoea and unprotected sex are the biggest threats to the health of festival goers. “We are advising people to plan ahead if they … Continue reading

5 tips to help keep kids safe going back to school

As kids all across Ireland return to their schools – or start in new ones – there may be some trepidation amongst anxious parents. Here are five tips to help keep youngsters safe in an increasingly online world. Stocked with smartphones, social media accounts and growing ways to share information … Continue reading

Toilet App- Pooductive

There’s an app to help those on the toilet connect with other people in the same position, because social media. Three-quarters of us  use our phone when we’re on the toilet – which is nuts. Over half of us look up our emails when we’re on the toilet – which … Continue reading

New National Rehab Hospital

The National Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital of its kind in Ireland. A new 120-bed building is to go ahead at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dublin, it has been confirmed. The hospital had recently secured planning permission for a120-bed facility that would replace the current ward accommodation, … Continue reading

The pill helps protect against womb cancer

Using the pill, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against womb cancer, a major new study has shown. According to the findings, the drug’s use has probably prevented as many as 400,000 cases of the disease in high-income countries over the last 50 years. Oral contraceptives, … Continue reading

Biopen- 3D printing on injured cells

There’s a group of researchers in Australia working on a 3D-printing pen that will allow surgeons to draw regenerative cells onto injured body parts. It’s called the Biopen. Based in the University of Wollongong in Melbourne, the team – which includes Irishman Cathal O’Connell,  is currently part of a new … Continue reading

Irish workers regularly stressed at work

Almost 40% of workers in Ireland say they have regularly felt stressed in their jobs over the last year, while a similar number regularly work through lunch, a new survey has found. According to the findings, the vast majority of workers – 86% – believe that maintaining a healthy workforce … Continue reading