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Caring for a Loved One with a Mental Illness

Depression affects over 450,000 people in the country at any one time, and we are working hard as a nation to lift the stigma attached. Often the focus of advice is towards the person suffering from depression, but carers and loved ones of sufferers are often left feeling helpless, anxious and alone. Watching somebody you […]


Vitamin D For Your Baby

You might be hearing quite a bit about getting enough vitamin D in your baby’s diet at this stage, with good reason. Vitamin D3 is important because it helps our bodies use calcium to build and maintain strong bones and teeth and this is especially important for your growing baby. Vitamin D3 is commonly known […]


Stomach Cancer

What is the stomach? The stomach is part of your digestive system. It is a hollow organ shaped like a bag that goes from the end of your oesophagus to the start of your small bowel. In the stomach, glands make chemicals, such as enzymes and acids, to help break down food. The stomach lining also makes […]


Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of malignant cancer among women in Ireland. In 2002, 1921 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and 615 died from the disease. Prognosis is improving all the time, however. Extensive research has gone into treatment, and the fight against cancer is in full swing!!   The stage at […]