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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... 

The History of Aromatherapy

The History of Aromatherapy – Gillian Kelly relates the history of Aromatherapy, its benefits and outlines the essential oils The History of Aromatherapy The history of Aromatherapy goes back to the Egyptians using Myrrh and Frankincense for the embalming process in their tombs.  Egyptians believed... 

Stress – A Medical Perspective

Stress – A Medical Perspective Ava Stapleton MIACP  – An accredited counsellor and clinical supervisor for the last 20 years.   My office is based in Cork street Dublin 8. Ph for appointment is 0864043109. What is Stress? Do you often feel like you are about to fight a tiger?     Are... 

New Cork Street Social Welfare Office Details

New Cork Street Social Welfare Office Details Apollo House and Thomas Street Social Welfare Office will close and will be integrated into a new INTREO Office on Cork St. /Ardee, with some business redirected to Bishop’s Square Intreo. Along with these, the remainder of the Case Officers in D’Olier... 

A New Hope For Lung Cancer Patients

New hope for lung cancer victims A pioneering cell therapy which has been shown to significantly reduce or eliminate tumours in mice is for the first time to be tested on humans. Starting early next year a group of 56 participants will begin the treatment which involves 3 infusions of almost a billion... 

What Is Hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis? – In this article, Gillian Kelly explains the fascinating science of Hypnosis. Hypnosis is a state of being fully present and focused to such an intense level that the outside world becomes less important.  It can be used to effectively reduce anxieties, bad habits, e.g. smoking... 

What is Kinesiology?

What is Kinesiology? In this article, Gillian describes the process Kinesology, a therapeutic approach that solves a number of mental health and physical issues.  Kinesiology is a holistic touch therapy that incorporates the Chinese acupuncture meridians, and energy balancing with Western muscle testing,... 

So What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness teaches us to direct our attention to living in the present moment. This “being with” ourselves prevents us from letting our heads run into the future or dwelling on things from the past. It teaches us to have patience and compassion for ourselves and for others.... 

An Introduction to Counseling

An Introduction to Counseling   Counselling / Psychotherapy. Are you thinking of attending a counsellor, but not sure what to expect.  Are you not sure, if counselling can help.  The following is a short explanation of what to expect. What is Counselling? Counselling is a process where a trained... 

Are you looking to start a qualified career in childcare or youth work?

By joining a C.E. Scheme you will be entitled to free FETEC training in childcare, youth work or basic social science modules.  In addition, the C.E. candidate will get 19.5 hours a week on the job experience, an additional €20 on their dole payment and reference after their term.  At this moment... 

Is Your House Accident Free?

Recently I read an article on home safety. I strongly felt it was important to raise awareness so I have put a guide together which will help you prevent the most common household accidents. So, how safe is your house? The Kitchen Area Not surprisingly half of all domestic accidents happen in the kitchen.... 

Business Advice – What Form Should My Business Take?

Prefaced by Eoghan Brunkard, information via FETAC There are four main types of legal format an enterprise start up may take. These are a Sole Trader, a Partnership, a Limited Liability Company, and a Cooperative. There are a number of factors, which influence a person decision as to the format their... 
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