By Marie Coady The government’s tax on sugar-sweetened drinks is bringing in a lot of the sweet stuff. According to the Irish Independent, the tax made €4.7 million for the Exchequer in the months of May and June after its introduction earlier this year, over €2 million a month. It is of course impossible at such an early stage to say if the tax has been successful or … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why the half-hearted “sugar tax” leaves a bitter taste
The Centre for Pain Research at NUI Galway is launching a new research study involving people with chronic pain and at least one other long-term condition. The new treatment programme will be online-based, and is supported by Health Research Board. This study was designed by expert psychologists and physiotherapists. The aim of this study is to help people who are managing … [Read more...] about Participants wanted for NUI Galway chronic health study
You may find it hard to stick to your guns with your New Year’s resolutions now that it is late February. Keeping away from the cakes and Domino’s deals all week. Every week is tough going. Even if a balanced diet does leave you with more energy, nothing beats a tub of ice cream all for me, myself and I. You might be tempted to think that you can just take a multivitamin and … [Read more...] about What makes skinny tea skinny?
Slurping on your second St. Stephen’s Day sandwich, gravy dripping down your dressing gown, it is not surprising when the veil of festivities is lifted, and we are faced with our own chinful reflection. Brains trick themselves into believing that a change is due – something radical must be done so that we appear to improve ourselves and the numb humdrum of daily life. As you … [Read more...] about New year, new me… sort of
I have nothing else to give. This thought crosses my mind at least five times during the average college day. Being realistic, every college student probably thinks that around week six of the semester anyway. But for a student with a chronic illness this thought, the concept of giving up, runs much deeper and holds an honesty which is, frankly, painful to … [Read more...] about College with a chronic illness