Tag Archive: Irish Times

My Christmas Wish for You

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Earlier this week the annual celebration of  the winter solstice took place here in Ireland at Newgrange in Co Meath. Newgrange is famed for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the Winter Solstice sun. Above… Continue reading

Together we can create hope

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“Hope is something you create together” – Kaethe Weingarten  I was very moved this morning reading an article on the subject of hope in today’s Irish Times. The article puts forward an argument for the… Continue reading

Revolution in breast screening on the cards

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Results of research currently being undertaken in Ireland could lead to a simple blood test for breast cancer, writes Dr Muiris Huston in today’s Irish Times. The term paradigm shift may have been overused… Continue reading

Can what you eat protect you against cancer?

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Could you protect yourself against cancer by choosing wisely what you put on your plate? This is the question posed today in the Irish Times Health supplement.  As we are only too aware, there… Continue reading

A recipe for healthy living

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Given how random it sometimes appears to be, you would be forgiven for believing that becoming chronically ill is sometimes down to bad luck or karma. We read about the strange things that can… Continue reading

Cancer at work

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Dealing with a chronic illness is difficult on a personal level, and can be even more difficult on a professional one, writes Michael Kelly in an interesting article in the Irish Times earlier… Continue reading

Put down the stethoscope; listen to your patient

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Yesterday, I posted on Dr Laura Esserman  the breast cancer researcher and surgeon who is committed to equalizing the doctor-patient relationship.  My hope is that, like Dr Esserman, our doctors are moving away from the old… Continue reading

Self help by the book

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 Self-help books have reached their 150th anniversary and while some say they are no use, certain doctors recommend them, writes Charlie Taylor in today’s Irish Times, Health Supplement. AS THE 150th anniversary of… Continue reading

Survivor loneliness

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I have written before of a certain  unique description of loneliness experienced by breast cancer survivors that has been termed survivor loneliness, which can go hand in hand with depression during and after treatment. In today’s Irish Times,… Continue reading

Breast Health – Your Wealth

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A NEW programme being launched today at the Mardyke Arena in University College Cork hopes to heighten awareness of breast cancer among women along with assisting research, according to a leading cancer specialist… Continue reading