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Tuesday 7 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# healthy
Farrell's Ireland still Covid-free as France wonder if their outbreak started in Dublin
Les Bleus’ Six Nations hopes have been hit hard with key players now ruled out of the Scotland game.
# healthy
Schmidt happy Ireland head into QF 'unscathed' after 2015 toll against France
Bundee Aki’s red card was a blow but Schmidt feels Ireland have good cover in the midfield.
# Better Butter
Kerrygold is being sued in the US over claims its butter doesn't come from grass-fed cows
A Californian citizen has accused Ornua of ‘false, deceptive’ advertising.
# New Year's Resolution
These lifestyle changes could help lower your risk of developing cancer
Quitting smoking is top of the list.
# desk probs
Sitting ducks: How to reduce the negative impact of staying seated for long periods
A few minor adjustments to your desk set-up can make all the difference, writes Sarah Cremen
# Heart Disease
Obese people less likely to die after heart operations compared to those of healthy weight
A study carried out over 11 years found patients with a healthy weight were almost twice as likely to die in hospital compared to people who were obese or overweight.
# sponsored by bord bia
Can You Guess How Much Protein Is In These Foods?
Bet you can’t.
# a busy pair
Happy Pear twins talk working on three hours sleep, no days off and those Jedward comparisons
The Greystones twins start their days at 5am and share nearly everything they do online.
# what to eat
Report recommending people to eat fat sparks row among health experts
The report by the National Obesity Forum and the Public Health Collaboration calls for a “major overhaul” of current dietary guidelines.
# Commute
People who use public transport have lower fat percentage than those who drive to work
Commuters who only used public transport also had lower BMI compared to car-users.
# sponsored by aviva
7 reasons to feel a bit happier (even though it's still winter)
There are silver linings to January, promise.
# sponsored by Mee Dock
Getting ready for Christmas? These are all the deadly apps you need to stay on top of things
Mind, body and, er, waistline.
# Nurses
Epilepsy unit at Beaumont Hospital closed because of staff shortages
Vacant positions have been filled but the unit will not reopen until 21 September.
Voices
This dietician says gluten is good for you and here's why
Cutting out gluten healthily can be tricky as you need to replace it with other foods that are more expensive and not as tasty, writes Fiachrá Duffy.
# women's equality day
Women set to parade topless through New York
The event has been organised by women’s right group GoTopless.
# Maybe think about it
5 reasons you shouldn't try a gluten-free diet
It might be worth reconsidering.
# Training
The all-round fitness circuit that requires just a medicine ball
Who knew fitness could be so cheap.
# sponsored
6 'clean eating' recipes to drool over
It’s not all rabbit food, promise.
# no artificial colours
Subway sandwiches are about to get a lot more natural
The sandwich chain is trying to market itself as a fresher alternative to hamburger chains.
# on the right track
Good news... Irish children are getting healthier
New figures from Safefood show people are starting to make necessary changes children’s diet and exercise.
# Obesity
Telling a fat person to diet is 'like asking a person who's bleeding to avoid sharp objects'
Experts have said obesity can not be cured with dieting and exercise alone.
Voices
Opinion: Advice for overweight people to slim down is valid – it's about health, not body image
We don’t need a nation of size 8s and Disney-proportioned cartoon characters, but we do need to admit that being overweight is not healthy.
Voices
Opinion: My tips for feeling healthy and happy this winter
Last winter I got sick and I couldn’t shake it off without a trip to the doctors. In hindsight, it’s very obvious why – I wasn’t really taking great care of myself.
# it's the little things
9 little lifestyle changes you can make to be healthier this year
Stop putting sugar in your tea for one.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you off the drink for the month of January?
Some people are doing it for charity, others are doing it for their own wellbeing or to save money. Are you?
# Picture of Health
Which county is Ireland's most fertile? What illness kills most people? Ireland's health in 15 maps and graphs
The Health in Ireland Key Trends report takes a look into the demographics, population health and expenditure on health services.
# happy pair
Want to eat a healthier diet? Here's how (and it's simple and cheap)
Eat plants.
# get moving
Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity
It is estimated that one in five Irish teenagers is overweight or obese.
# microwave dinners
Busy lifestyles mean that young people might not be learning enough food skills to stay healthy
A new report by safefood has noted clear evidence that food skills, such as cooking and budgeting for meals, has an impact on health.
# Body Image
Over 92% increase in people looking for help over eating disorders
Bodywhys support service said that the majority of calls are from those aged 25-35.
# Hospital Food
UK hospitals to be fined for serving up unhealthy food
There have been calls to have a national standard of hospital food for Irish hospitals.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel that your weight is healthy?
A new study shows that 80% of Ireland’s over-50s are overweight.
# move more
Children face life span five years shorter than parents - but you can change this
Experts say that obesity has reached a ‘tipping point’ in Ireland. Here are tips they shared with us on how to keep your kids healthy and active.
# encouragement
Brian O'Driscoll back in full training while Leinster's front row concerns subside
The eastern province has issued a clean bill of health ahead of the Toulon clash.
# kickstart
Here's what you should really be eating for breakfast
Food is your friend if you stick with this lot.
Voices
Column: Fat isn’t funny anymore – not when it’s costing the country almost €4bn a year
There’s a strong correlation between weight and income. John Verling asks whether we’re in danger of criminalising being fat while missing the nub of the problem …
# sponsored by popcorners
9 food combinations that we need to see happen
The world needs this.
# love your heart
Eating heart-shaped foods will keep your ticker in good shape
Strawberries, red peppers, apples – if it looks like a heart, get it into you.
# bring it on
11 reasons getting back to normal is actually great
Feck your Blue Mondays, let’s get back into it.
# flu be gone
All set for Christmas, but now you're sick? What should you take to help?
Confused about over-the-counter medicines? If you’re sick what should you ask for?