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CervicalCheck inquiry finds system was ‘doomed to fail’ 6 months ago

CervicalCheck inquiry finds system was ‘doomed to fail’

By  •  Health

Dr Sally’s scoping inquiry into the CervicalCheck errors has made fifty recommendations to the Minister for Health to renew and strengthen the screening service.

Dr Scally heard from women and …
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About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover 6 months ago

About ‘that’ Cosmopolitan cover

By  •  Health

Last week Cosmopolitan UK broke the internet by putting Tess Holliday on its front cover.

If you haven’t seen it, were unaware of it or do not know who Tess …
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Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party 7 months ago

Events: Celebrations as holiday getaways are won at Rushe Fitness party

The fitness community has been challenging themselves to achieve new goals all summer as part of the Summer Shape Up contest. Now in its second year, the challenge is a …
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Rushe Fitness challenge holiday winners to be revealed this weekend 7 months ago

Rushe Fitness challenge holiday winners to be revealed this weekend

By  •  Health

The Rushe Fitness Summer Shape Up challenge comes to an end this Saturday and excitement is building to see who will be crowned the 2018 champion.

Designed by Letterkenny gym …
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CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting up to 13 weeks for results 7 months ago

CervicalCheck backlog leaves women waiting up to 13 weeks for results

By  •  Health

Some smear tests under CervicalCheck have expired due to such long backlogs in the screening programme, the Irish Times reports.

Patients have faced delays of up to 13 weeks in …
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5 ways to manage social anxiety 7 months ago

5 ways to manage social anxiety

By  •  Health

Anxiety is a part of everyday life for many people. Yet you may be completely unaware, as so many people put in a lot of energy and time in hiding …
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How the back to school routine can help you lose weight 7 months ago

How the back to school routine can help you lose weight

By  •  Health

In the next 2 weeks, the summer will be officially over.

The kids will all be back a school and everyone’s routines will start to get back to normal.

How …
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Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world 7 months ago

Fake news to watch out for in the fitness world

By  •  Fitness, Health

If you were to look at any industry, and you were to look at the leading ‘influencers’ within that industry, you will usually find a ‘celebrity’ or someone who is …
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No time for fitness? It doesn’t have to be this way 7 months ago

No time for fitness? It doesn’t have to be this way

By  •  Health

I got a message through to my page after a survey I put up last Thursday evening.

The lady was enquiring if I still had my online coaching available as …
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‘Time is running out’ – Donegal mother appeals for surgery to end son’s suffering 7 months ago

‘Time is running out’ – Donegal mother appeals for surgery to end son’s suffering

By  •  Health

Liz Hanlon from Doochary has invited the Minister for Health to visit her ill son and see him screaming in pain as he awaits an operation to fix his spine.

Jason …
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20 self-care ideas for a bad day 8 months ago

20 self-care ideas for a bad day

By  •  Health

It can be so hard to practice any type of self-care when you’re not feeling yourself. Yet this is exactly when you need it the most.

On days …
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Influencers Unveiled! 8 months ago

Influencers Unveiled!

By  •  Health

The blogging world was thrown into turmoil this year.

Social media, make up, fashion and fitness ‘influencers’ were shown to be taking ‘liberties’ when it came to their posts and …
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How counselling can help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 8 months ago

How counselling can help treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

By  •  Health

What is OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a mental illness that creates negative thoughts. These thoughts lead you to believe that if you do not carry out a certain …
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It’s time to live in the now! 8 months ago

It’s time to live in the now!

By  •  Health

Have you ever found yourself getting drawn into work and not realising how much time has gone by?

Have you ever went on your phone to check Facebook or Instagram …
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What do to if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle 8 months ago

What do to if a ‘Jenny’ is sabotaging your healthy lifestyle

By  •  Health

It is exactly a year since I last posted about Jenny, but she is starting to raise her head again.

It must be whenever people start to get in shape …
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Letterkenny Breast Clinic falls short of guidelines for urgent cases 8 months ago

Letterkenny Breast Clinic falls short of guidelines for urgent cases

By  •  Health

Cancer campaigner Betty Holmes has raised serious concerns over revelations that just half of patients referred as urgent breast cancer cases to Letterkenny University Hospital in 2017 were seen within …
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Government approves universal access to abortions and safe zones 8 months ago

Government approves universal access to abortions and safe zones

By  •  Health

Following the repeal of the Eighth Amendment in May, Minister for Health Simon Harris has secured approval from Cabinet Minister on the overall legislation on abortions.

The law will allow women to …
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5 signs you are suffering from workplace burnout 8 months ago

5 signs you are suffering from workplace burnout

By  •  Health

Working in a stressful, high-pressured or demanding job can negatively impact on your mental health. This, coupled with issues at home, arranging child care throughout the summer holidays …
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Think about this before body shaming anyone 8 months ago

Think about this before body shaming anyone

By  •  Health

Twice during the past week, I was met with body shaming on social media.

Once towards a person on Facebook and another in a group on Twitter.

The thing is, …
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5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition 9 months ago

5 reasons why you aren’t seeing progress in your nutrition

By  •  Health

This is 2nd part of a 2 part article on progress and why you might not be seeing any.

The 1st part can be seen on Donegal Daily here and …
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Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland 9 months ago

Innovative talks and Q&A events to take place with Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland

By  •  Health, Mammy

An informative and supportive national event for parents of children with Dyspraxia will take place next week.

Canadian Professor Cheryl Missiuna will lead two events at the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street …
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Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection 9 months ago

Why knowing your skin type is the key to sun protection

By  •  Health

Ireland is experiencing it’s hottest summer in decades, so there are many cautions against skin cancer for people enjoying the good weather.

Being aware of your skin type can help …
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Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat 9 months ago

Feeling hot hot hot? How to look after your health in the heat

By  •  Health

People with underlying health problems, the elderly, babies and young children are more at risk of suffering from the impact of prolonged hot weather and nights, so it’s important to …
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How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum 9 months ago

How to rebuild confidence after becoming a mum

By  •  Health, Mammy

Researchers found that most mums experience a significant dip in self-esteem after having a baby that can last up to three years.

 

This is regardless of the mother’s relationship …
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The truth about men! 9 months ago

The truth about men!

By  •  Health

Last week was Men’s Health Week 2018.

If there is one thing you should know about men, it’s that we don’t like to talk about things, even when we should.


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“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell 9 months ago

“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell

The Termon woman played the full hour last Saturday evening as Donegal defeated Monaghan by 14 points in the Ulster semi-final.

That she can be expected to face Armagh in …
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Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018! 9 months ago

Two holidays worth €1500 up for grabs in Summer Shape Up 2018!

How would you like to get in shape AND be in with the chance of winning one of two holidays worth €1500?

Letterkenny gym trainer Emmet Rushe is bringing …
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How to lose friends and alienate people 9 months ago

How to lose friends and alienate people

By  •  Health

People like to feel comfortable.

No matter what the situation is, for most people, if they feel comfortable in their surroundings, they will be quite happy where they are.

This …
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Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media 10 months ago

Why don’t you like me? – The flip side of fitness and social media

By  •  Health

Social media is fake.

It’s as fake as can be.

It’s driven by our need to be liked and this is being misused daily.

We judge our lives on what …
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Are you stressed? 10 months ago

Are you stressed?

By  •  Health

We all know how important self-care is for our mind and body. However it is very difficult to practice self-care if we are stressed and do not recognise that we …
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Forum plans to bring the feel-good factor to Finn Valley 10 months ago

Forum plans to bring the feel-good factor to Finn Valley

There will be something for everyone when Finn Valley Community Health Forum (FVCHF) host their 2nd Annual ‘Health and Wellbeing Event’ on Thursday 14 June.

Everyone is welcome to attend …
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‘I lost nearly a third of my life to Lyme disease’ 10 months ago

‘I lost nearly a third of my life to Lyme disease’

Emma Doherty from Gleneely has been plagued with the life-changing illness of Lyme Disease for the past 11 years. The primary school teacher was once an active and energetic woman, …
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‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’ 10 months ago

‘I could not bear the thought of leaving my children to cope without me’

For many years, Trish Hegarty’s worst fear was facing pregnancy and cancer together.

She had come through a breast cancer battle with two young children, but the worry that …
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Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance 10 months ago

Meet Heidi – the Donegal baby given a ‘zero per cent’ chance

By  •  Health

It was in a small room of Letterkenny University hospital when Ballindrait couple Louise and Eddie heard the sentence that turned their lives upside down.

After her 12-week scan in …
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Should you be hungry on a diet? 10 months ago

Should you be hungry on a diet?

By  •  Health

I am currently on a ‘diet’.

By ‘diet’, I mean that I am currently in a phase of my training where I am dropping body fat.

The goal of this …
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Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries 10 months ago

Donegal Women’s Centre records huge increase in smear test inquiries

In light of the recent CervicalCheck controversy, the service centre has been on hand to answer queries and to provide free smear tests for women over 25 years old.

DWC Manager Mary …
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Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer 10 months ago

Family seeks answers after Donegal mum died from cervical cancer

By  •  Health

Donegal woman Miriam O’Brien got the all-clear in her smear test in 2011. Nine months later, she was diagnosed with stage two cancer in Belfast. Miriam passed away on August 25, …
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How to calm your anxious thoughts 10 months ago

How to calm your anxious thoughts

By  •  Health

We all have anxious thoughts from time to time but sometimes these thoughts can be all we think about. They are intrusive, frightening, repetitive and hard to stop.

It …
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What it really means to get ‘toned’ 10 months ago

What it really means to get ‘toned’

By  •  Health

Have you ever looked at a model on the cover of a magazine and thought, ‘I would love to look like that?’

Maybe you have taken the 4-week workout; you …
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Concerned about CervicalCheck? Drop in to Cancer Care West in Letterkenny 10 months ago

Concerned about CervicalCheck? Drop in to Cancer Care West in Letterkenny

Over the past two weeks, Cancer Care West in Letterkenny and Galway has been offering information, support and counselling to women and families affected by the cervical screening crisis. This …
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Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors 11 months ago

Eight women still not contacted over CervicalCheck errors

By  •  Health

The HSE has yet to make contact with eight women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer and affected by the CervicalCheck audit. 

209 women are being treated as priority cases …
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Pippa leads the ‘Save Your Skin’ campaign to make everyone SunSmart 11 months ago

Pippa leads the ‘Save Your Skin’ campaign to make everyone SunSmart

Businesswoman and influencer, Pippa O’Connor, has today helped launch La Roche-Posay’s “Save Your Skin” campaign, in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of skin …
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How to dine out while on a diet 11 months ago

How to dine out while on a diet

By  •  Health

Summer is coming and with most of us getting ready for a holiday that may be coming up, we all want to be keeping on track as much as we …
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Emergency funding brings CervicalCheck counselling support to Donegal 11 months ago

Emergency funding brings CervicalCheck counselling support to Donegal

The Irish Cancer Society has announced emergency funding so that women directly affected by the CervicalCheck controversy can have free counselling in their own community.

Funds will be made available …
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‘Don’t Fear the Smear’ – Donegal doctor seeks to reassure women 11 months ago

‘Don’t Fear the Smear’ – Donegal doctor seeks to reassure women

A Donegal practice has launched a dedicated smear test clinic for all women who would like a repeat test in the wake of the CervicalCheck controversy.

The High Court case …
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A conspiracy of silence: Over 1,500 cervical cancer cases not re-checked 11 months ago

A conspiracy of silence: Over 1,500 cervical cancer cases not re-checked

Approximately 1,500 women who were diagnosed with cervical cancer in the last ten years have not had their CervicalCheck audited, it has emerged this week.

The HSE has revealed that …
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Let’s start the conversation Donegal Mammies – World Maternal Mental Health Day 11 months ago

Let’s start the conversation Donegal Mammies – World Maternal Mental Health Day

By  •  Health

Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day, May is Maternal Mental Health Month.

This is a serious health matter, that needs more awareness and acceptance. We need to be …
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Here’s what the Health Minister was told before Vicky Phelan’s CervicalCheck case 11 months ago

Here’s what the Health Minister was told before Vicky Phelan’s CervicalCheck case

The latest development in the CervicalCheck controversy has revealed that attempts were made to keep Vicky Phelan’s case confidential, but she rejected these moves.

The Limerick mother of two settled …
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HSE confirms 17 deaths and 162 women left in the dark over CervicalCheck errors 11 months ago

HSE confirms 17 deaths and 162 women left in the dark over CervicalCheck errors

The HSE has confirmed that 208 women had their negative tests subject to review in the CervicalCheck error case. Out of that 208, 162 were not told that their cases were under …
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Don’t compare your progress to someone else 11 months ago

Don’t compare your progress to someone else

By  •  Health

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

But, first you need to know what real progress looks like.

1-2lbs per week is very good progress …
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