Relief from Pain

Admin | January 17th, 2017

Many people regularly use anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for the relief of headaches, joint and muscle pain, inflammation, injuries, and other types of chronic pain. However, a recent study has linked the drug to an increased risk of heart

Ditch the Diet

Admin | January 4th, 2017

After the excesses of Christmas and a long winter of stodgy foods and inactivity, many people are putting their new year’s resolutions into action and thinking about a diet overhaul. For some people, losing weight is a long-term goal, while others may

Coping with the Change

Admin | October 17th, 2016

Some would say the menopause is a positive time: a transition from the stresses of building a career and raising children, to a time of wisdom and personal fulfillment.  But for many women the road is a rough one to say the least, fraught with a host

Straighten Up and Move!

Admin | October 10th, 2016

This Sunday, 16th October is World Spine Day, which aims to raise awareness about prevention and treatment of back pain and spinal disability. The theme for World Spine Day 2016 is “Straighten Up and Move”, which focuses on the importance of physical

Healthy, Happy Heart

Admin | September 26th, 2016

This month is Irish Heart month, which culminates on World Heart Day on 29th September. Heart disease is Ireland’s number one killer, accounting for more than one third of all deaths in this country. 
Approximately 10,000 people die each year

New Acupuncurist to Join the Team at The Lismore Clinic

Admin | September 13th, 2016

The Lismore Clinic is delighted to announce that Maggie Burns, acupuncturist, will be joining the team of practitioners at the clinic. Maggie is an experienced acupuncturist who qualified from the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland (AFI) in Dublin. As

Mediterranean diet more effective than statin drugs in treatment of heart disease

Admin | September 6th, 2016

 A recent study has found that the Mediterranean diet is more effective than statin drugs in the treatment of heart disease, and people suffering from cardiovascular problems are 37% less likely to die early if their diet is based on healthy foods such

New research shows that HRT triples risk of Breast Cancer

Admin | August 28th, 2016

Women who use combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to control menopausal symptoms are almost 3 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who don’t, according to a new study by the Institute of Cancer Research in London. It is estimated

Festival of Food

Admin | April 11th, 2016

For the past 20 years or so, concern has been growing about the quality of food available to consumers, and the impact that the food we buy and eat has on both our health and on the health of the environment. Much of the fruit on supermarket shelves has

Good News for Chocoholics

Admin | March 21st, 2016

It’s almost Easter and many children and adults alike are looking forward to a great excuse to indulge.  Chocolate is usually thought of as a tempting but very unhealthy treat, but is it really as bad as all that? Chocolate is made from the beans of