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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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What are body-focused repetitive behaviours?

We generally associate the likes of hair pulling and skin picking with childhood but, in recent years, these kinds of habits have been recognised as body-focused repetitive behaviours (or BFRBs) […]

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Crohn’s disease: an explainer

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel condition that affects 20,000 people in Ireland. If you’ve heard the term “Crohn’s” but aren’t sure what it entails, read on… What is Crohn’s […]

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Thyroid disorders: separating fact from fiction

Thyroid disorders are thought to affect around 1 in 20 of us. However, as many of the symptoms overlap with other conditions, they can often go undetected. Increased thyroid awareness […]

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Crohn’s disease: an explainer

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel condition that affects 20,000 people in Ireland. If you’ve heard the term “Crohn’s” but aren’t sure what it entails, read on… What is Crohn’s […]

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Appendicitis: an explainer

While the jury is still out on why we have an appendix, we do know that it can occasionally pose a serious health risk – particularly for young people. Appendicitis […]

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