What happens when you realise that your “happily ever after” is no longer happy?
Kindness and patience are key to surviving your children’s teenage years. Go easy on the preaching – it may help lessen conflict and keep you from resorting to the gin bottle...
‘It’s really important that you tackle hair loss quickly. A lot of the time, men panic’
As anyone who’s ever tried to clear the clogged bath or shower drain knows, we all lose our hair. Hair shedding is a part of everyday life and is totally normal.
On average, we all lose around 80 strands a day, but if you’re losing significantly more than that, or you notice they aren’t growing back, well, that’s when things start to get a bit worrying.
Antidepressants are a lifeline to many but we still find them hard to discuss, so perhaps it’s about time to talk
You wouldn’t think twice about taking a painkiller if you hurt your back, but the option of taking an antidepressant can really divide opinion. Everyone has something to say on the subject and these arguments often simplify a complicated picture about their effectiveness, leaving people with depression suffering for it. But they can have a profound affect if they work, saving live...
Lifestyle accounts for more than 60 per cent of your chance of getting type 2 diabetes, but it can also help you reverse the condition
Type 2 diabetes is one of the big conditions to watch out for; it can be a gateway disease to killers such as heart disease and, thanks to our lifestyle, it’s a disease to which increasing numbers of Irish people are succumbing.
Years ago, type 2 diabetes was often seen as the “mild” kind of diabetes. Sadly, it’s anything but. If you’re diagnosed with type 2 d...
Being bloated means that something is wrong, so what should you do?
There are few feelings worse than being bloated. Most of us know that feeling; the expanding pressure in the abdomen, being choked by your waistband.
However, if you’re plagued by stomach pain regularly and have accepted that this is how you’re supposed to feel, think again. Being bloated means that something is wrong.
A mother who agreed to allow her son's organs to be donated says it has been a great consolation to know he is helping others
When Barry Shiel was a teenager, he was watching television with his mother when an organ donation ad came on. He expressed an interest in being a donor and his mother, Maureen, laughed and said he wouldn’t be needing to do that anytime soon.
In February 2011, at the age of 25, “fit, sporty and fun” Barry was killed in a car crash in Galway and Maureen remembered that ...
Growing number of men and women struggling with adult acne well into their 40s
If you think spots are the preserve of pimply teenagers, think again. There is nothing more disappointing than waiting until your 20s to finally have clear skin, then learning the hard way that bad breakouts don’t necessarily end with your teenage years.
There is a growing number of men and women who are struggling with adult acne well into their 40s and coming to terms with it is difficult.
The good news is that it is entirely within your power to find happiness in 2017
It’s that time of year: we’re giving up things, being bombarded with detoxing tips, planning on getting thinner or fitter. But will it make us happy?
Imagine if we could buy a pill for happiness, the ultimate antidepressant. Studies show happiness can ward off infection, enhance memory, reduce pain and prevent heart disease, with no side effects except mild jaw soreness (from all that smiling).
Christmas can be a tricky time of year for many families for many reasons
There’s the picture-perfect Christmas tree, the sumptuous family dinners, the smiling extended family in matching Christmassy jumpers, the buzzing parties and the mountains of presents. We’re bombarded with these images for weeks before the big day but for many people, mentioning the C word fills them with dread.
Christmas can be a tricky time of year for many families for many reasons. It can be the first Christmas sin...
‘I kept telling my wife that it was not her, but I think she was thinking there was something wrong with her’
Men are generally not known for taking care of their health, unless something they really care about takes a hit – their penis.
It’s a tricky subject and a lot of guys are not comfortable owning up to performance problems in the bedroom, which makes addressing and treating erectile dysfunction (ED) a minefield of sorts.
Sex education may be aimed at the under-25s, but all ages need to get tested and understand the risks
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise, so if you’re having sex – whether you’re 17 or 70 – it’s time to think about getting an STI test. It’s a subject that most of us just won’t talk about but sadly, STIs don’t care about your sexual history – you can get an infection on your first or 100th time having sex, so it’s crucial to know the facts.
Are you a metrosexual, retrosexual, himbo or plain confused?
How to be a Man is a series exploring masculinity and the challenges men face in Ireland today. If you would like to add your voice to this series, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a lad, a new man, a metrosexual, a retrosexual, a himbo or just plain confused? What is it like to be a man right now, where there’s no rule book and no guidance on how today’s man ought to behave?
Adventurer Gavan Hennigan: ‘I don’t particularly identify as a gay role model’
Extreme adventurer Gavan Hennigan is currently preparing for his third expedition of this year, a 5,000km solo row across the Atlantic Ocean in December. It will be yet another experience that will test him to the limit, requiring vast reserves of mental and physical strength.
In a paranoid society anxious parents must empower children to listen to their intuition
It’s many parents’ greatest fear – that their child could be whipped away by a stranger with bad intentions. Growing up, many of us were told “don’t talk to strangers” and many parents warn their children that strangers can be bad people who might harm them.