Welcome to this week’s edition of Health & Living magazine.
Did you know that only a small percentage of Irish people over 45 have healthy cholesterol levels? In this week’s issue, we bring you everything you need to know about cholesterol: What can happen if your levels are too high, dietitian Orla Walsh on how to reduce high cholesterol through diet, how to maintain healthy levels and how to know if you are at risk. Plus expert advice on statins, and real life stories of managing the condition.
Regrettably, problems with cervical screening have been headline news in recent months. For our young girls, the hope is they will be protected from the tragedy of cervical cancer by the HPV vaccination programme being administered through schools. But the issue is not just for girls. Now the Government is considering whether the vaccination programme should be extended to include boys. On page 12, we look at all the reasons why it is believed that boys shouldn’t miss out on the jab.
On page 10, Dr Nina Byrnes talks about how to tackle insomnia in children and on page 14, clinical psychologist David Coleman helps tease out a youngster’s troubles in his step-family.
Plus, we have 12 ways to show you what you’re really doing to you skin by going out without sun protection, and what you can do to safely enjoy our long, hot summer.
Until next week,