Health special: food as medicine?
Janine Kennedy
The idea of ‘food as medicine’ can include an element of pseudo-science, but research is proving that some foods do, in fact, have the power to heal, writes Janine Kennedy.
20 March 2024 Health
The benefits of cacao
Cacao, or more specifically the cacao bean, provides the basis for most of the chocolate products we love. But there’s more to this humble seed than meets the eye, writes Claire Murrihy.
31 January 2024 Health
Social connections improve health and well-being
Chartered Physiotherapist Stephen O’ Rourke discusses the importance of social connection for improved health and well-being.
Health: what’s breast for you?
Suffering from back, shoulder or neck pain or a ‘dipped headlights’ chest? Strengthening your back muscles and wearing a well-fitted bra can ease that pressure, writes Margaret Hawkins.
31 January 2024 Health
Colour blindness: seeing the world through different eyes
At least one pupil in every classroom and one person on every male sports team is likely to be colour vision deficient but is there enough awareness of the challenges? asks Margaret Hawkins.
17 January 2024 Health
Small steps can make a big diet difference
It’s well noted how small positive changes have the potential to make a big difference to our overall health. Taking that first step can often be the biggest challenge, writes Nessa Robins.
10 January 2024 Recipes