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CervicalCheck inquiry unearths outsourcing to unapproved labs 5 days ago

CervicalCheck inquiry unearths outsourcing to unapproved labs

By  •  Health

The second Scally report into the CervicalCheck controversy has found that the level of outsourcing was ‘greater than originally thought’.

It has emerged that smear tests were sent to 16 laboratories, …
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Let’s talk about men’s health 7 days ago

Let’s talk about men’s health

By  •  Health

This week is Men’s Health Week 2019.

It runs from the 10th to the 16th of June and it’s time to get men talking about their health!

If there is …
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Three healthy vegan recipes that taste great too! 2 weeks ago

Three healthy vegan recipes that taste great too!

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of Vegan recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and …
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How you can help care for a new mum 3 weeks ago

How you can help care for a new mum

By  •  Health

Statistics often say one thing about postpartum mood disorders and social media says another. Many new mums feel like they can’t identify with the happy messages being shared on social …
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Your guide to climbing the Cuilcagh Steps 3 weeks ago

Your guide to climbing the Cuilcagh Steps

By  •  Health

Unless you have been living under a rock this year, you will undoubtedly have heard of the Cuilcagh Boardwalk in Co Fermanagh.

Nicknamed the ‘Stairway To Heaven’ it had become …
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This eat REAL food challenge could be easier than you think 4 weeks ago

This eat REAL food challenge could be easier than you think

By  •  Health

Convenience has become part of our lives.

I have written before about how impatience can be costing us our goals when it comes to our health and fitness.

This also …
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Brave young Donegal woman inspires MS fundraiser 4 weeks ago

Brave young Donegal woman inspires MS fundraiser

By  •  Health

Jordana Devine’s life changed three years ago when she developed multiple sclerosis (MS).

At 21 years old, the Killygordan woman became one of the 9,000+ people in Ireland living with …
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Identity: Learning to like who you are 1 month ago

Identity: Learning to like who you are

By  •  Health

Your self-talk is one of the major factors in helping to shape your identity.

Studies show that self-talk can improve your memory, confidence and focus.

Show yourself some kindness


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Don’t compare your progress to someone else’s! 1 month ago

Don’t compare your progress to someone else’s!

By  •  Health

It is very easy to feel down when it comes to progress.

You commit yourself to your training and diet, only to have someone else get a better result than …
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World Ovarian Cancer Day – the symptoms you need to know 1 month ago

World Ovarian Cancer Day – the symptoms you need to know

By  •  Health

Today, 8th May, is World Ovarian Cancer Day.

Termed the ‘silent killer’, today is about sharing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and encouraging women to talk to their …
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Irish women are the fourth heaviest drinkers in the world, study finds 1 month ago

Irish women are the fourth heaviest drinkers in the world, study finds

By  •  Health

A new study has found that women in Ireland are some of the heaviest female drinkers in the world.

More than a quarter of Irish women were classified as binge …
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It all comes down to choice! 1 month ago

It all comes down to choice!

By  •  Health

This might not go down well with some.

It might touch on a nerve or two.

But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice.

Whether you …
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Motherhood Unplugged – Why we need Maternal Mental Health Day 2 months ago

Motherhood Unplugged – Why we need Maternal Mental Health Day

By  •  Health, Mammy

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week starts April 29th – May 3rd. Maternal Mental Health Day is May 1st.

As many as 1 in 5 mothers experience some type of perinatal …
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Taking the first step into counselling 2 months ago

Taking the first step into counselling

By  •  Health

Visiting a counsellor for the first time is incredibly daunting and it can be really difficult. Many people will often think about making that first appointment for months before they …
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The fresh air challenge 2 months ago

The fresh air challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is fairly self explanatory.

I want you to get out and get at LEAST 30 mins of fresh air every day this week.

With the change in …
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Eggxtreme ways to take the fun out of Easter 2 months ago

Eggxtreme ways to take the fun out of Easter

By  •  Health

This is going to be short and sweet today. After all, it is a Bank Holiday and most of you are probably still in bed.

I am pre-empting an early …
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Let’s unplug and try the ‘Live in the Now’ challenge 2 months ago

Let’s unplug and try the ‘Live in the Now’ challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is going to follow on from last week’s Gratitude Challenge.

Last week we spoke about how social media can make us feel as if we are missing …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The Gratitude Challenge 2 months ago

Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The Gratitude Challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is one that we all need to do much, MUCH more.

We live in an age of instant gratification.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • SnapChat
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Each …
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Anita’s fitness fundraiser is a success 2 months ago

Anita’s fitness fundraiser is a success

A Donegal-based woman has gained a major lift on her road to recovery from spinal injury, thanks to a team of kind-hearted supporters.

Anita Jackson, 42, has been using a …
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Have you seen my confidence? 3 months ago

Have you seen my confidence?

By  •  Health

Confidence is something that (mostly) everyone will struggle with, at least once in their lives. Whether it is your confidence in work, in college, as a mum, as a …
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Why you shouldn’t be shocked at the idea of a no caffeine challenge 3 months ago

Why you shouldn’t be shocked at the idea of a no caffeine challenge

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge may sound like sacrilege, but there is a good reason for doing it.

Your daily caffeine fix can have loads of great benefits.

Brave woman injured in horrific holiday fall gets an uplifting boost 3 months ago

Brave woman injured in horrific holiday fall gets an uplifting boost

An inspirational woman who is making great strides in her mission to walk again has received an outpouring of support from the Donegal community this week.

Anita Jackson, aged 42, …
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Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal 3 months ago

Warning for parents as mumps outbreak confirmed in Donegal

By  •  Health, Kids

The HSE has confirmed that there have been 13 confirmed cases of Mumps in the North West since the start of March.

These have been mainly in the South Donegal …
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The painful reality of endometriosis 3 months ago

The painful reality of endometriosis

By  •  Health

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. If you know 10 women, you know endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a disease caused by tissue developing outside the uterus. The two main symptoms are pain and …
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Tributes paid following sad passing of HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan 3 months ago

Tributes paid following sad passing of HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Laura Brennan, one of Ireland’s leading patient advocates and HPV vaccine campaigner, has died at the age of 26.

The popular young Ennis woman, who was terminally ill with cervical cancer, …
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Minding Me, self-care and CBT 3 months ago

Minding Me, self-care and CBT

By  •  Health

‘Minding Me’ is all about minding yourself.

The 5 week wellness workshop will focus on learning and developing self-care practices and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) techniques. This workshop is delivered …
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The positivity challenge! 3 months ago

The positivity challenge!

By  •  Health

Every day, it seems as if we are being exposed to more negativity in our daily lives.

Social media can swamp our newsfeeds with negativity and the news and media …
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Brave Laura ‘thrilled’ as HPV Vaccine uptake rises to 70% 3 months ago

Brave Laura ‘thrilled’ as HPV Vaccine uptake rises to 70%

The HSE has today confirmed that the uptake rate for the HPV vaccine is at 70%, marking an increase of 20 percentage points in just over two years.

The boost …
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Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too 3 months ago

Recipes: Three healthy meals that taste great too

By  •  Health

Today, I’m going to give you a day of recipes that you can use straight away and they all taste great.

The one thing that I hear time and time …
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‘If we only ever whisper about women’s health issues, it adds to the stigma’ 3 months ago

‘If we only ever whisper about women’s health issues, it adds to the stigma’

By  •  Health

Letterkenny physiotherapist Lorraine Boyce is leading the way with her passion for women’s health.

Lorraine is the founder of the only dedicated private Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic in Donegal. Through …
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Think Positive – A guide to daily affirmations 3 months ago

Think Positive – A guide to daily affirmations

By  •  Health

Positive affirmations release you from anxiety, negativity, guilt, fear and pain. Here are some examples:

Affirmations are simple messages. Repeated over-and-over, they begin to worm their way into your mind. Slowly changing …
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What we can all learn from Lady Gaga’s Oscar speech 3 months ago

What we can all learn from Lady Gaga’s Oscar speech

By  •  Health

Throughout your life, you will meet people who will lift you up and support you.

But, you will also meet others who will be naysayers and will try to put …
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Why social anxiety is more than just being shy 4 months ago

Why social anxiety is more than just being shy

By  •  Health

Social anxiety is more than just being shy.

• Social anxiety is all-consuming, slowly stealing your confidence and identity.

It is making you feel lost, unsure of …
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The skinny tea trend has the biggest loss so far 4 months ago

The skinny tea trend has the biggest loss so far

By  •  Health

This week, Miss Fit Supplements closed its doors.

They posted on their Facebook account and their Instagram (which is now deleted) to let their customers know about the closure.


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Plans in motion to open new maternity suite at Letterkenny Hospital 4 months ago

Plans in motion to open new maternity suite at Letterkenny Hospital

Approval has been granted for a new Maternity Theatre at Letterkenny University Hospital to be put into use – almost two decades after it was built.

Saolta Hospital Group has …
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Measles outbreak increasing in Donegal – warning 4 months ago

Measles outbreak increasing in Donegal – warning

A measles outbreak across Donegal is increasing with the HSE now confirming that there are seven confirmed cases of the disease.

Additional suspect cases are currently being investigated.

A number …
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Want to get in shape for summer? Here’s why the time to start is now 4 months ago

Want to get in shape for summer? Here’s why the time to start is now

By  •  Health

We are half way through February.

March will soon be upon us and that means that we have only 16 weeks until June, and the start of the summer holiday …
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Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day 4 months ago

Don’t forget to love yourself this Valentine’s Day

By  •  Health, Life

Valentine’s Day puts the emphasis on love for someone special in your life.

Yet YOU are the most important person in your life.

Why not make this day about loving yourself?


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Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns 4 months ago

Donegal measles outbreak is getting worse, HSE warns

The HSE last week revealed two confirmed cases of the highly infectious disease.

But now the HSE has confirmed that there are three more probable cases and several more possible …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The hardest one you will ever do! 4 months ago

Emmet’s health challenge of the week: The hardest one you will ever do!

By  •  Health

It’s Valentines week and love is in the air.

Couples everywhere will be spending the next few days getting organised for Thursday when flowers, cards, chocolates and ‘other things’ will …
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Measles outbreak in Donegal sparks health warning 4 months ago

Measles outbreak in Donegal sparks health warning

A measles outbreak has been declared in Donegal today following two confirmed cases.

The outbreak has been linked to a third level institution in Galway.

The HSE has urged the …
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Emmet’s health challenge of the week: Train your Mind 4 months ago

Emmet’s health challenge of the week: Train your Mind

By  •  Health

Being a gym owner and coach, it’s easy to think that all we do and encourage is related to fitness and diet, but there is so much more to our …
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Uncertainty continues over Donegal’s second Breast Surgeon 4 months ago

Uncertainty continues over Donegal’s second Breast Surgeon

Health Minister Simon Harris has failed to provide any new assurances that a second permanent Breast Surgeon will be appointed to Letterkenny University Hospital, according to Pearse Doherty TD.

A …
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‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’ 5 months ago

‘It’s time the world opened their eyes to body insecurities’

Four years ago, Mariam Murphy (21) developed a skin condition that changed her life.

She was living and studying in Letterkenny when she began suffering from an unusual blistering rash. …
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Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life! 5 months ago

Health challenge of the week: Declutter your life!

By  •  Health

This week’s challenge is a personal one for us all.

We can all get to a point of feeling overwhelmed at times. This usually happens at busy times of the …
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Free local mental health programme beginning soon 5 months ago

Free local mental health programme beginning soon

The mental health education and wellness programme will take place in the Pastoral Centre in Letterkenny, commencing on Wednesday, January 30th and concluding on February 20th.

The programme includes four …
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Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests 5 months ago

Up to 6,000 women facing repeat smear tests

The HSE has confirmed that a problem was reported by an external laboratory over delays in processing initial tests.

The HSE said in November 2018 Quest Laboratories advised CervicalCheck, the …
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Naming Your Anxiety 5 months ago

Naming Your Anxiety

By  •  Health

Whether you get physical panic attacks or mental mayhem, heart palpitations or cognitive chaos. If you feel isolated or watched,  terrified of a crowd or of interacting with one person …
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Challenge of the week: Where do you go to be active and clear your head? 5 months ago

Challenge of the week: Where do you go to be active and clear your head?

By  •  Health

We are being blessed with unusually great weather for the time of year.

The days are crisp and bright and with it being January, it is making getting out and …
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Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today 5 months ago

Blue Monday? It’s all about ‘brew Monday’ today

Today, the third Monday of January, is known as the most miserable day of the year. But it doesn’t have to be.

A cosy Samaritans campaign is running today to get people …
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