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Recession depression

The credit crunch in the UK is causing an epidemic of mental health problems among men because of fears over redundancy and lack of money, a survey has found. More than a third are feeling worried or low at the moment and middle-aged males are seven times more likely than women to have suicidal thoughts. […]

Smoothies not so nutritious?

If the boom years saw us drink cappuccinos, lattes and mochas like there was no tomorrow, they also saw us embrace the concept of the smoothie as more and more people chose to drink these rather than simply eating fresh fruit. Now it turns out that some three in four people overestimate the nutritional benefit […]

Egg-cellent news

The poor egg. For years it got such bad press, being blamed for all sorts of health issues such as high cholesterol and the like. Well now it looks like it might have to hire itself an agent as we hear that going to work on an egg may be good for you after all. […]

News bits

WOMEN FEAR WEIGHT GAIN, NOT CANCER Size zero has not gone away. Women are more concerned about their weight than they are about cancer, according to a new poll. One in four women listed it as their biggest health concern, with half of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s saying they worried about it […]

Back pain solution?

Everyone suffers back pain at some point and Brooklands Integrated Healthcare Ltd in Longford has a solution with the DRX9000 Spinal Decompression. The DRX9000 True Non-Surgical Decompression System aims to provides relief of pain and symptoms associated with herniated discs, bulging or protruding intervertebral discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, and sciatica. The therapy […]

Microwave management

Once upon a time a microwave was the coolest thing you could put in an Irish kitchen, but of course that was before the boom years when we all retreated up our ar*es and tried to pretend to be foodies. Now, however, the bad times are back and you might just need to get the […]

Singledom bad for your mental health? What?

As you know, here at Solo we’re all about celebrating being single, so you can imagine our collective horror recently when research was released, which claimed that being unattached when you reach middle age could increase your risk of dementia. Swedish studies, presented at a US conference, found that marriage or having a partner halved […]

Takeaway terror

Stop! Before you settle down on the couch of a Friday night and pick up the phone to order a takeaway, remember this – more than a whole day’s worth of saturated fat can be hidden in a single Indian takeaway meal.

Binge tanning alert!

First it was tanorexia, now it’s binge tanning. When it comes to the shining sun, it would appear we have a new disorder to contend with. But before we go any further, let’s look at the facts. According to research carried out by Cancer Research UK, 36 per cent of 15 to 24-year-olds spend more […]