Children and their Smartphones
The age of smartphone ownership is getting younger and huge pressure is placed on children, and thus their parents, to have a smartphone. The National Sleep Foundation has consistently demonstrated that having technology in your bedroom and/or using technology as a sleep aid, can interfere with the quality of sleep, the duration of sleep and daytime alertness. Dr Maureen Griffin discusses her top tips for ensuring that smartphones are not eating into our children's sleep time.
Family 4 min read
An understanding of suicide and self harm
Self-harm and suicide are major public health problems. We asked Professor Ella Arensman, Research Professor at the school of Public Health, University College Cork and a Chief Scientist at the National Suicide Research Foundation, to share her knowledge so that our readers can learn more about the causes of suicide and self-harm in Ireland. You can also download a document with further information and help at the end of this article.
Health 5 min read
What's in your child's lunchbox? Healthy lunches with Super Troopers
If you find it difficult to come up with ways to get your kids eating healthily at home, don’t worry – we teamed up with Siobhan Berry of Mummycooks to put together some great simple recipe ideas for nutritious treats your kids won’t be able to get enough of!
Family 3 min read
What is causing stress for Irish people? Top tips for understanding and managing anxiety
Recent research by laya healthcare found that eight in ten (80%) of adults in Ireland have been affected by anxiety. Dr Sarah O'Neill discusses the factors causing stress for Irish people based on this research and offers practical tips for understanding and managing anxiety.
Health 5 min read