A fishy diet may help curb depression.
Depression affects an estimated 350million people across the world and it is projected to become the second leading cause of ill health by 2020.
A pooling of data from 26 studies involving over 150,000 participants found a 17pc reduction in the risk of depression for those eating the most fish. Continue reading
Cocoa before bed might be more than a comforting, warming drink.
Cocoa flavanols improve cardiovascular function and so lessen the burden on the heart that comes with ageing and stiffening of the arteries.
The flavanols also reduce the risk of developing heart disease, the world’s number one killer. Continue reading
Irish nurses are working some of the longest shifts in Europe with almost 80pc of them on shifts of more than 12 hours.
These long shifts are linked to a heightened risk of burnout, job dissatisfaction and intention to leave, according to research in BMJ Open from hospitals in 12 European countries. Continue reading
If you want to rest, rejuvenate or alleviate stress Mindfulness facilitator Nikki Fitzpatrick is creating a ‘Relaxation Pod” in Malahide, Co Dublin on Wednesday mornings and Thursday Evenings from the end of this month.
Nikki has worked in the area of Integrated Health Care for the past 20 years.
She is a relaxation specialist, an Occupational Therapist, a Homeopath and the mindfulness meditation teacher.
Spend a day foraging and cooking with seaweeds on the shoreline west of Dingle, Co Kerry. Learn about this free superfood, which can also be used in the bath and in the garden.
Darach O Murchu, a former Silicon Valley engineer who moved back to Kerry, will lead this adventure on Sunday August 30th which ends with cooking and eating a four to six course meal Continue reading