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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... 

Men Can Get Hot Flushes Too

Men Can Get Hot Flushes Too Hot flushes are all part of the menopause right? Well according to recent findings, men who are receiving Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) blockers for prostate cancer can experience unpleasant menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings,... 

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Coconut oil has a wide variety of health benefits such as increasing the immunes system, decreasing high blood pressure, increasing the metabolism.  It also helps the digestion and conditions the hair and skin.  Coconut oil has been used for years in Asia but has become... 

Hay Fever Triggers & Natural Cures

Hay Fever Triggers & Natural Cures Summer is just around the corner.  People are enjoying the long evenings and bright mornings, and the scent of fresh flowers in the air.  Unfortunately for some people the pollen from flowers and freshly cut grass can cause terrible hay fever symptoms.  These... 

Depression – What you need to know

  Depression – What you need to know Depression is a severe mental health illness which affects over 450,000 people in Ireland according to Aware.  It affects how a person sees themselves, other people and the world around them. It can feel as though a black cloud is hanging over you and... 

Pay as you Go or No?

Electricity Meter Pay as you Go or No?   Recently, I became a customer of the Electric Ireland “Pay-As-You-Go” electricity scheme and to be honest, I wasn’t sure about it when it was first mentioned to me, but now, a month down the road, I think I’ve changed my mind. At first, when it was... 

Beware Of The Pick Pockets

Beware Of The Pick Pockets Summer is the time when we all come out of hibernation and enjoy the sun. Subsequently, carnivals from the tall ships festival to music festivals fill out our weekend schedule. It is prudent to remember that it may be a busy time for you but it’s also a busier time for pick... 

Kid’s Sight & Sleep at Risk from Digital Devices

Kid’s Sight & Sleep at Risk from Digital Devices Children are leading a more sedentary lifestyles these days. Instead of playing outside they are indoors playing games on their tablets or phones.  This is resulting in eye problems in children from them concentrating on the screens for too long. ... 

Absence of Folic Acid Causes Defects in Unborn

  Absence of Folic Acid Causes Defects in Unborn DCU researchers have discovered that there is not enough folic acid being added to food, which is resulting in defects in unborn babies.  Birth defects had been reduced in 2008 but began to increase again in 2009.  It was argued that this was in... 

Anti Gravity Yoga Quickly Becoming New Craze!

Anti Gravity Yoga Quickly Becoming New Craze! Antigravity yoga is the latest form of yoga, which incorporates the main yoga postures, dance and Pilates while the person is suspended in a hammock.  The hammock is made from silk, a webbing strap and two support chains.  It’s strong enough to hold... 
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