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From bumps and bruises to active minds and happy hearts, top health tips from the Vhi experts.

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Understanding the language of mental health

An estimated one in five of us in Europe will experience mental health problems at some stage in our life. This can range from a low period up to something […]

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How do I manage and reduce my child’s tantrums?

Parents know all too well that, unfortunately, tantrums are a part of life when bringing up little ones. Even the most placid of children will occasionally have a little wobble. […]

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Bacterial infection vs viral infection: What’s the difference?

Whether it’s a case of chickenpox or the common cold, we’ve all experienced a bacterial or viral infection. Despite their similarities, bacteria and viruses have major differences and therefore require […]

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In focus: Let’s take a closer look at period pain and PMS

Research shows that lots of women experience discomfort or pain associated with their menstrual cycle throughout their life. The technical term for this period pain is ‘dysmenorrhoea’.  At its simplest, […]

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Explainer: What is coeliac disease – and how does it differ from gluten intolerance?

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are living with coeliac disease. However, according to the Coeliac Society of Ireland, it is a significantly underdiagnosed condition. By their estimation, for […]

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