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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - UPDATE -

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,

Liz

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