Nightmare! Doctors in China were shocked to discover the cause of a man’s intensely itchy ear – there was a spider in there spinning a web. According to The South China Morning Post, the young man went to hospital last month complaining of constant itching and a “crawling sensation” in his right ear. Dr Zhang […]
At least one young, fit and healthy person will collapse and die before the end of this week from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). CRY Ireland is asking the public to help Save Young Lives. CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) is an Irish charity that facilitates free cardiac assessments and support to individuals and families […]
Have you ever heard of The Blue Zones? They’re a number of places in the world where people live longer than anywhere else. They live not only longer lives, but better lives. Dr Ciara Kelly says there’s lessons we can take from The Blue Zones and apply them to our own lives.
Wine is actually a disinfectant for germs. We’ve all heard of the benefits of drinking red wine – the antioxidants in the tipple are said to protect against coronary heart disease and cancer. But new research has found new health benefits to sipping both red and white vino. Scientists at The University of Pavia in Italy […]
Pimples pay! New research has found teenagers with acne are top of their class in school. While the condition is associated with embarrassment and low confidence, teens with blemishes are more successful. American researchers from Ball State University and Emory College of Arts and Sciences studied national health surveys of teenagers in 1994-1995, 1996, 2001-2002 […]
A study has found putting sugar in your tea is pointless. Scientists have discovered that people who removed sugar from their tea didn’t make them any less fond of the hot drink. Researchers at the University of Leeds and University College London asked a group of participants to cut sugar from their cuppa in a […]
Cases of measles in Ireland have increased by 200 per cent in the space of a year. The Government is considering making vaccines for children mandatory. Health Minister Simon Harris has written to the Attorney General seeking legal advice, due to a recent rise in measles and mumps. That’s being blamed on misinformation and scaremongering […]
Not everyone is happy with the recent high temperatures. With the mercury rising, so is the pollen count – bringing misery to hayfever sufferers. Hayfever is a misunderstood condition but it can be very debilitating. Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, explains.
Thousands of third level students around the country are preparing for exams. Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, outlines how to look after yourself while you’re studying and how to deal with exam stress.
Have you ever felt unwell and Googled your symptoms instead of going to a doctor? Or taken health and fitness advice from an infleuncer on Instagram? Dr Ciara Kelly, medical doctor and health and wellness blogger at The Irish Balance, explains why Dr Google and influencers can actually be harmful to your health.