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Leaving Cert Students Get Their Results

Leaving Cert Students Get Their Results Irish leaving cert students’ can access there leaving cert results now and the long wait is finally over. There were almost 58,000 students sitting the exams in June. The Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said: “I would like to congratulate all of the 58,000... 

Borderline Personality Disorder

This is a complex disorder where the person often has a distorted perception of themselves; they are impulsive and self harm. About 75% of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder are women. The individual is emotionally unstable, especially when it comes to interpersonal relationships.... 

Changes to Long-Term Sick Leave Legislation

In most workplaces employers ask of their workers to take their annual leave within the calendar year. In 2009 the European Courts of Justice ruled that workers on long-term sick leave, does not lose their annual leave even if they were not working during that year; they were entitled to accumulate... 

Free GP Care for Everyone over 70

If you are over 70 years of age you will be entitled to Free GP Care starting on the 5th of August. Older people with no medical cards or GP visit cards can start registering for Free GP Care as from today. Minister Health Leo Varadkar and Primary Care Minister Kathleen Lynch announced the new GP service... 

August Bank Holiday Road Safety Campaign

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has launched their first Driver Fatigue TV Ad Campaign and will be showing the new ad called ‘Signs’ in the lead-up to the bank holiday. The RSA and An Garda Síochána also launched the August Bank Holiday Road Safety Campaign this week. The reason for the campaign... 

Fashion Show & Fun!

Down Syndrome Ireland will be having a fashion show on the 16th of August 2015 at the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel in Stillorgan from 3pm to 6pm. All the models are people with Down syndrome and they will take to the catwalk for a day packed with fashion and style. Kathleen Fitzsimons who works... 

Smoking May Be Linked To Psychosis

Smoking May Be Linked To Psychosis Scientists have discovered that the chemicals in tobacco might be responsible for the onset of psychosis, along with other genetic and environmental factors, which can also contribute to the disorder. Research has found that 57% of patients who were treated for a psychotic... 

Irish Women’s Drinking Culture

  Irish women are known to have the craic and enjoy themselves with copious amounts of alcohol. Our mates never seem to hear us when we say ‘that is enough, I don’t want anymore.’ They seem to go into Mrs. Doyle mode and say ‘Ah go on, sure you will have another, you will, ah go on.’... 

Challenging the Moderator

Challenging the Moderator Recently I noticed a moderator reprimand a user on FaceBook and their post was deleted.  The moderator pointed out the standards and reminded the person that anything that violates those standards would be deleted.  In addition, there was the risk that repeated offenders... 

Are your Cosmetics Toxic?

Are your Cosmetics Toxic? When women put on their lipstick to enhance the colour of their lips and pat their powdered foundation onto their face they don’t think of the ingredients that go into their products. Throughout history women never thought of their health when they applied make up. In Roman... 

What is Swedish Massage?

What is Swedish Massage? Massage therapies were first recorded in China from around 3000 BC.  The ancient Chinese called these practices ‘Amma’.  The Japanese also used similar pressure point known as ‘Shiatsu’. Shiatsu is a type of massage in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and... 

Info On Your Local Bring Centre

Dublin City Council has announced that 5 Bring Centres will be operating 7 days a week, 10am to 4pm until the 27th September 2015. Currently there are 8 Community Bring Centres operating within the Administration Area of Dublin City Council. “We’ve opened these Bring Centres on Sunday because we... 

New Drug is Available to Treat Breast Cancer

New Drug is Available to Treat Breast Cancer A new drug called Perjeta has being shown to reduce breast cancer by up to 40 % in women.  Perjeta is used to treat patients with Her2 positive, a very aggressive form of the condition.  The drug has helped to extend some patient’s lives by over 15 months. ... 

Female Leaving Cert Students Feeling Stressed

  Female Leaving Cert Students Feeling Stressed Studies from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) have found that over a third of girls doing their Leaving Certificate feel stressed and suffer from insomnia during their exams.  The study revealed that 40% of girls were suffering from... 

New Device to Ease Symptoms of Tinnitus

A new device called ‘Mutebutton’ has been invented to help to ease the symptoms of tinnitus.  This consists of headphones and a little device, shaped like a lollipop, which you place on your tongue.  Calming music and nature sounds emanate from the headphones, while the tongue is being stimulated... 

Strawberry and Cream Individual Cheesecakes

Strawberry and Cream Individual Cheesecakes Ingredients: 250g Marie Biscuits 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese 250ml Double Cream 6 Tablespoons Icing Sugar Few Drops Vanilla 550g Fresh Strawberries, halved Method: Crumb the biscuits by placing in a plastic bag and beating with a rolling pin. Whisk cream,... 

Double Tomato Bruschetta

Double Tomato Bruschetta Ingredients: 6 Plum Tomatoes Half Cup of Sun-dried Tomatoes 3 Cloves of Crushed Garlic 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar Quarter cup Olive Oil Quarter cup of Freshly Chopped Basil Salt and Pepper to taste French Baguette 2 Cups of Mozzarella Method: Combine all ingredients in a... 

Tips for Toddle Tantrums

Toddlers are unable to communicate effectively when they are upset about something because the frontal lobe in their brain has not fully developed yet.  As they grow and learn to communicate effectively their tantrums usually subside. Although it is distressing when a toddler throws a tantrum at home,... 

What is Coeliac Disease?

Coeliac Disease is an auto immune disease caused by a reaction to gluten.  When the sufferer eats gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging the lining of their small intestine. About 46,000 people in Ireland suffer from Coeliac Disease.  Monday May 11th to 15th  saw Coeliac Awareness Week and... 

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

  What is Bulimia Nervosa? Bulimia Nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterised by binge eating and self induced vomiting. A person suffering from this condition may be normal weight and appear to be happy and sociable, this makes the condition difficult to detect. Anyone can suffer from... 
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