Benjamin Stafford: why my ADHD diagnosis changed my life
Margaret Hawkins
Masking his ADHD symptoms made life difficult for Benjamin Stafford. A diagnosis and medication at 22 turned his life around, writes Margaret Hawkins.
12 June 2024 Health
Healthbytes: from health insurance hikes to sun damage and measles
Keep up-to-date with developments in the world of healthcare with this month’s Healthbytes, writes Margaret Hawkins.
5 June 2024 Health
Maura Canning: ‘a routine blood pressure check saved my life’
A simple blood pressure check saved Maura Canning’s life. Now a patient champion for the Irish Heart Foundation, she is calling for more government support, writes Margaret Hawkins.
‘I lost my sight and everything went pure black – but I keep going’
Donegal man Paddy Gallagher lost his sight after a traffic accident in 2019, but he remains hopeful and positive about life. Read his inspiring story, told in his own words to Margaret Hawkins.
29 May 2024 Health
Health: with change in weather, farmers need to be more aware of lyme disease
Lyme disease can cause many long-term medical conditions if not treated early and now is the time to be vigilant about it as the weather gets warmer, writes Margaret Hawkins.
22 May 2024 Health
Health: from clarity to quiet - the impact of sudden hearing loss
Sudden hearing loss can be frightening and strike without warning. With farmers at increased risk from machinery and farm animal noise, experts warn not to suffer in silence, writes Margaret Hawkins.
15 May 2024 Health
Health: hospital car parking charges add insult to injury
The charges for parking your car can add to the financial stress of illness. A cap on charges was recommended by Government back in 2020 but has yet to be implemented, writes Margaret Hawkins.
8 May 2024 Health
Scoliosis scandal: ‘It’s been so heartbreaking to see Liam disintegrate'
The curve in his spine has now passed 85 degrees, causing severe pain and making him sicker as time goes on. Margaret Hawkins talks to Kerry mother Pam Dennehy about her son Liam’s condition.
1 May 2024 Health
Managing rosacea – the ‘curse of the Celts’
Rosacea, the skin condition that affects the face, can impact a person’s confidence but with proper treatment and good management, those unwelcome flare-ups can be reduced, writes Margaret Hawkins.
24 April 2024 Health
Postnatal anxiety: don’t let it undermine your joy
Postnatal anxiety can shrink your world, so it’s important to seek help early. Counsellor Irene Lowry has advice for new mums, writes Margaret Hawkins.
17 April 2024 Health
Health special: screening tests that could save your life
Screening tests can catch a health condition even before it starts causing symptoms. Here are the top preventive measures for women, writes Margaret Hawkins.
11 April 2024 Health
Health special: 10 tips to keep your health in check
Being proactive about looking after your health can prevent a lot of problems down the line, so it pays to be healthcare savvy with these ten tips, writes Margaret Hawkins.
10 April 2024 Health