Nov 13

Dealing with Loneliness and Isolation

Dealing with Loneliness and Isolation

Throughout most of human history, social interaction was all but inescapable. People lived most of their lives in their local area, working with their neighbours, knowing their shopkeepers by name, and all gathering once a week or so to worship. But in the last few decades, the way we interact with other people has changed […]

May 21

What Do You Know About Heart Disease?

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Heart disease is one of our nations biggest killers – combined with stroke it accounts for up to 40% of deaths in Ireland! However, when surveyed, only 14% of the population could name more than one of the main symptoms of heart failure. The survey concluded that there was a dangerous level of “ignorance and […]

May 2

Experimenting With Our Nations Health

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In this age of budget cuts and constant tightening of belts, it’s true to say money is on everyone’s mind. Every year we see cuts to services and increases in taxes. How is this affecting the population? It has been scientifically proven that in recent years the instances of mental illnesses, disease and death have […]

Jan 25

Coping With Depression

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Depression is a common state that most of us have experienced, or will experience at some point – however brief – during our lives.   Financial struggles, unemployment, the loss of a loved one, or loneliness are all good examples of issues which may lead us to feel depressed. Many sufferers of depression experience feelings […]