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Healthbytes: activity trackers and cold showers, and all you need to know
Margaret Hawkins
Ever wonder if wrist activity trackers have a downside? If cold showers can help? How much water you should drink? Margaret Hawkins has all these Healthbytes and more.
11 October 2020 News
Farmers highly vulnerable to COVID-19
Eight-six per cent of Irish farmers being overweight or obese is making them highly vulnerable to COVID-19, according to Teagasc research, writes Margaret Hawkins
7 October 2020 Health
Farmers highly vulnerable to COVID-19
Eight-six per cent of Irish farmers being overweight or obese is making them highly vulnerable to COVID-19, according to Teagasc research, writes Margaret Hawkins
Trusting science in all walks of life
The human race has adapted to a lot of change over time. Maybe it’s time for us to adapt and trust science in agriculture as we do for medicine
16 September 2020 Amii
Check in and check up
General check-ups can prevent problems down the line, so is it time to plan that health ‘NCT’ health check? Margaret Hawkins looks at the benefits of check-ups, the options and the costs.
12 August 2020 Health
Chronic condition during COVID-19
People with chronic conditions have to be extra careful during this crisis. Here is some advice issued by chronic disease support organisations at this time and what supports they now have
15 April 2020 Health
Fighting back: how I put my diabetes into remission
Before Christmas we wrote about coping with the diagnosis of type 2 diabtetes, this week Margaret Hawkins talks to a Diabetes Ireland nurse specialist about putting the condition in remission and to a part-time sheep farmer diagnosed with it two years ago who lost weight to improve his health
15 January 2020 Health
Coming to terms with type 2 diabetes
Being told that you have type 2 diabetes can seem a bit overwhelming but learning about the condition and how to manage it is key
27 November 2019 Health
Blue zone living
Although life expectancy for both men and women has increased in Ireland in recent years, Dr Mark Rowe looks at cultures identified as 'blue zones', where people often live to be over 100 years old
2 October 2019 Health
New diabetes master's programme at NUI Galway
The NUI Galway college of medicine, nursing and health sciences has launched its first masters in diabetes programme.
7 August 2019 Education
Farmers fighting fit
An innovative six-week health and exercise programme is getting a group of Roscommon farmers fighting fit for the future, writes Maria Moynihan
13 February 2019 Features
Your gut instincts
Margaret Hawkins talks to consultant psychiatrist Professor Ted Dinan of UCC and APC Microbiome Ireland – the Cork-based gastro-intestinal health research organisation about their exciting findings
30 January 2019 Health