BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2020: TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE CANCER RISK

1 in 10 Irish women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and the HSE state that alcohol is responsible for 1 in 8 breast cancers in Ireland. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take some time to understand alcohol and its impact, and see if you can make…

BOWEL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE YOUR RISK

The Irish Cancer Society estimates that up to 2,800 people will be diagnosed with bowel cancer this year, and more than 1,000 people will die from it. However, with a growing, ageing population, the National Cancer Registry projects the number of diagnoses to reach over…

WORLD CANCER DAY 2020

Alcohol is known as a modifiable risk factor for at least seven types of cancer. While there are many different contributory factors for cancer, there are some positive actions we can take to reduce our own and our family’s cancer risk. This means that by making…

Festive tips for more mindful drinking at home

As the festive season draws near, this time of year brings with it more opportunities to celebrate with loved ones than usual, particularly in a home setting. From visiting neighbours with a bottle of wine as a gift to inviting people over…

Tips for positive mental health at Christmas

The festive season can be a time of celebration for some people and a time of poor mental health for others. This can be a stressful time for many of us with much more to do than usual and if…

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2019: ALCOHOL AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

With the 2019 Pfizer Health Index finding that 16% of Irish people reporting suffering from depression or anxiety related conditions, the relationship between alcohol and mental health is important to consider. This World Mental Health Day, we look at how alcohol can…

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2019: TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE CANCER RISK

1 in 10 Irish women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and the HSE state that alcohol is responsible for 1 in 8 breast cancers in Ireland. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take some time to understand alcohol and its impact, and see if you can make…

IRISH HEART MONTH 2019: DRINK LESS FOR A HAPPY HEART

In 2018, almost 3 in 10 deaths in Ireland were caused by heart disease and stroke according to the Central Statistics Office. The 2019 Pfizer Health Index found that 40% of Irish adults are concerned about developing heart disease in the future, while high blood pressure…