How to Access Helpful Cancer Support

Support in all its Forms Do you know someone who’s had cancer? Or maybe you’ve suffered with it yourself? By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will experience the illness in our lifetime. So as you can imagine, support, in all its forms, is absolutely vital. Veronica O’Leary is founder of Purple House, Ireland’s first […]

Struggle with Kids’ Lunches? Keep it Simple

Nutrition has become something of a hot topic in recent years, with lots of (often conflicting) tips and advice available in magazines, on websites, blogs, and of course, in our ever-updating news feeds. Unsurprisingly, when it comes to preparing school lunches for their children, parents often feel pressurised to whip up impressive, diverse and healthy […]

Cancer Prevention: The Importance of Early Detection

Most of us have experienced cancer in some capacity, either directly or through a friend or family member. It’s difficult to watch a loved one suffer, and we can often feel helpless as they receive gruelling treatments like chemotherapy. The important thing to remember though is how much more treatable cancer is if detected early. […]

Vitamin D: How Much Is Just Right?

While there’s nothing better than dusting off the BBQ and soaking up the sunshine with friends and family during the summer months, it’s important to remember to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Lots of people associate sun exposure with healthy vitamin D, and excitedly look forward to laying out on the beach or […]

Tips to Help New Parents Cope Emotionally

As parents of all ages will agree, having a baby is a truly life-changing experience. Arriving home from hospital with a tiny bundle of joy is both exciting and surreal, and though parents-to-be have spent nine months anticipating this moment, nothing can really prepare you for it! It’s a highly emotional time too, especially for […]

Would You Vaccinate Your Son Against HPV?

Have you thought about getting the HPV vaccine for your daughter, but not necessarily for your son? You wouldn’t be the only one. HPV represents a family of common viruses that are passed on through sexual contact. Despite the fact that 80% of men and women contract HPV at some stage in their lives, the […]

Are You Claiming Medical Expenses on Tax?

Are You Claiming Medical Expenses on Tax? Read time: 3 mins STRESS  HEALTH Visits to your GP, medicines bought in pharmacies, hospital visits and consultant fees all add up. Most of us spend quite a lot of money throughout the year on medical expenses. But did you know that in Ireland, every taxpayer can claim a […]

Stress Can Compromise Time Spent with Your Kids

We lead increasingly busy lives these days. Extended working hours, long commutes and too much time spent online, can often mean that we don’t have enough time to spend with our children. When we do we’re often anxious, lacking in sleep and mentally fatigued. Kids pick up on our emotions and our stress levels which, […]