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

More exercise = improved brain function for older adults

Older adults can improve their brain function by exercising more, a new study has found. US researchers set out to determine the ideal amount of exercise required to experience benefits in the brain. They followed healthy adults aged 65 and older for a six-month period. None of the participants had … Continue reading

Colour changing condoms

Teens develop concept for condoms to detect STIs A group of 13 and 14-year-old students from Isaac Newton Academy in England scooped the top health innovation prize in London’s TeenTech Awards for their idea for a condom that changes colour if a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is detected. S.T.EYE – … Continue reading

Back to school heavy bags causing back pain? – go digital……

  7,000 students return to school with digital schoolbags According to Silicon Republic, it appears that some 7,000 fewer students will be plagued by back problems caused by carrying heavy bags full of books. Education tech provider Wriggle says it has kitted out 7,000 Irish schoolkids with digital school bags. … Continue reading

A record €200k raised in 24 hours for Irish Cancer Society with the ‘No makeup selfie’

THE Irish Cancer Society has been inundated with donations in the last 24 hours thanks to the ‘No makeup selfie’ trend going viral. (Irish Independent) Thousands of women around the country shared a selfie of themselves wearing no makeup on Facebook and Twitter in support of the fundraising efforts. Even … Continue reading

Job seekers you are being examined by Recruiters on Social Media

Reference-checking in the tech-savvy age goes beyond a few phone calls to listed numbers on a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and includes a sweep of candidates’ online presence, a survey conducted by sales and marketing recruitment consultancy Sales Placement suggests. The survey questioned 70 employers of sales and marketing professionals in … Continue reading

A tenth of our young workforce are losing jobs due to Social Media

According to Silicon Republic, a survey of young people aged 16 to 34 shows the impact their use of social media can have on their careers – but this won’t stop them from using it. On Device Research questioned more than 17,000 young people in six countries – the UK, the … Continue reading