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The results of a new study suggest marijuana could be used as an effective treatment for depression. Researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands discovered that tetrahydrocannabinoid (THC), the principal psychoactive component of cannabis, can alter our response to negative images or emotions.

As part of the study, THC was administered to one group of...

The Sirius Arts Centre in partnership with Camden Palace Hotel will present a three-day masterclass with Polish photographer, Rafał Milach and book/print designer, Ania Nalecka in October.

The three-day intensive workshop, which will investigate the development of photographic projects into photobooks, is designed for advanced or semi-advanced photographers with a body of work they...

Women whose diets are high in omega-3 fatty acids have a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. The seven year study of Swedish women found that those who ate more than one serving of fish per week were less likely to develop the condition.

Many people suffer adverse effects after eating certain foods. Common conditions are bloating, or irritable bowel, and there are many myths surrounding the types of foods that might cause them.

But other conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, eczema, and arthritis are also associated with inflammation caused directly by diet, and thousands of people do not realise that simple dietary...

Children who are breastfed for longer score higher on intelligence tests at three years-old and seven-years-old, according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital discovered that children performed slightly better on language and intelligence tests for every extra month they were breastfed, though there was no difference in motor skills or memory.

Ronan Fitzgerald, patient at the CUH Childrens Ward with Nurses Marie Watson and Emma Barrett at the launch of the Cork Rebel Week charity partnership. Picture: Darragh Kane

Support Munster’s sick children on Cork Independence DayCork University Hospital’s Children’s Unit, the official Charity Partner of Cork Rebel Week 2013, is calling on businesses...

Ireland newest player in the home insurance market has said that consumers in Cork could be paying up to €900 a year in unnecessary premiums due to the huge disparity in the pricing of home insurance premiums. The insurance experts ran a cost analysis by using the most recent NCA home insurance price data along with insuremyhouse.ie’s own price structure. The primary finding from...

Off to college for the first time? Ensuring you're prepared for the full rigours of the academic year is essential. Equazen Eye Q is a great way to increase your daily intake of brain boosting Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

It's not just for youngsters either; Dame Judi Dench takes Eye Q every morning to help memory and concentration, and finds it especially helpful when remembering...

This time last year, book lovers all over the world were saddened by the death of Maeve Binchy. Celebrating the life of Ireland's favourite novelist, biographer Piers Dudgeon explores her upbringing in Ireland, her education and ambitions, writing and  relationships, in the first biography of the author since her death, an essential read for those who enjoy Maeve Binchy’s fiction....

Teenagers with dyslexia will be given an opportunity to avail of technological tools to make learning easier at two summer camps to be held at UCC and UCD.

The students will learn about assistive technology, software and tools which help people with disabilities to access computers, phones and other mainstream technologies.

Each camp will last for three days, with the UCC camp...

The number of people accessing supports from Family Resource Centres (FRCs) has increased by almost 40 per cent in the past three years. That’s according to the 2012 annual report of the Family Resource Centre National Forum, launched this week, which highlighted the work the 106 Family Resource Centres throughout Ireland, including Le Cheile Mallow FRC and Cobh FRC.

Claire Dineen...

Tomasz Sledz and Wanda Kruszynska continue to host free yoga sessions at the Lough every Sunday (weather permitting).

Volunteers from The Art of Living Foundation, the couple share simple breathing techniques, yoga exercises and meditations which boost energy and reduce stress. The free sesions will continue until August 25th.

See Facebook.com/YogaInTheLough for more details.

Marks & Spencer's Pure Mum to Be and Baby Wonder Balm is a multi-purpose rescue balm that comforts, soothes and protects your baby's delicate skin. €8 from M&S or online at marksandspencer.ie.

A new reference guide to basic homeopathic children's remedies hits the shelves of bookshops throughout Cork on August 5th. Rhymes for Remedies, written by Cork author Jackie Synnott and illustrated by West Cork artist Paul Delaney, is broken into eight sections covering an array of common ailments, from bruises and burns to colds and sleeplessness.

Printed in Carrigtwohill by...

Childline Community Fundraisers are searching for Cork’s loudest chatterbox, biggest Facebook addict, or fastest texter to become Cork’s Childline Champion and take part in a 25 minute sponsored silence. If you would like to help the most vulnerable children in your community by holding a sponsored silence or another fundraising event, contact Cork’s Community Fundraiser,...

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