Can skipping breakfast help you lose weight?‘Take these headlines with a pinch of salt.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? In a haze of health-related think-pieces and conflicting advice, it can be hard to know which side your bread is buttered on. “Should you start your day with a filling meal or on an empty stomach?”  That was the question posed by Sean O’Rourke to dietician Louise Reynolds, from the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic …

Can Medicine Be Cured?‘Big Pharma’ is driving a lot of poor research for commercial ends.’

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Medicine is not making us better. Or so goes the controversial claim by Dr Séamus O’Mahony, who has penned the book, Can Medicine Be Cured? which claims that the medical profession, as a whole, has been corrupted.  Dr O’Mahony joined Sean O’Rourke to make his case. The “golden age” of medicine is over, says Dr O’Mahony, noting that the period from the 1930s to 1980s saw the introduction of organ …

Overindulging at Christmas‘Think before you reach into that tin.’

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‘Tis the season to eat everything around us. With cold nights and festive gatherings taking their toll during the Christmas period, how can we hope to avoid overindulging? Dietitian Louise Reynolds sat down with Sean O’Rourke to tell listeners how to stem the turkey tide. Louise isn’t here to ruin everyone’s fun. She’s merely suggesting that maybe it’s a marathon, not a sprint. …

'The Staircase' and The Innocence Project‘Sadly, about 75% of the cases that have been overturned based on DNA evidence involve wrongful IDs’

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The Innocence Project is a legal aid group that aims to exonerate those who have been wrongly convicted of crimes.  Speaking to Sean O’Rourke on the Today programme about the work they do was Anne Driscoll who got involved as an investigative journalist.  She gave Sean an example of a case she had worked on while at the Schuster Institute …

Stress in the workplace‘As a result of the increased expectations, increased workloads… it was inevitable the stress would start to appear.’

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The good news is our average income has gone up, but hand in hand with that, so too have our stress levels. In fact, here in Ireland, our reported stress levels have soared more than any other EU country assessed in a recent ESRI study, showing that job stress doubled between 2010 and 2015.  Sean O’Rourke spoke to mental health …

The dangers of getting scramblers and quad bikes for Christmas ‘You think you’re out having a bit of fun… but they’re high velocity heavy machines, they can cause unexpected injuries.’

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If you’re thinking about buying a quad bike or a scrambler for a loved one for Christmas, particularly if they’re under 18, an interview on Today with Sean O’Rourke with Dr Keith Synnott might change your mind. Orthopaedic Consultant at the National Spinal Injuries Unit in the Mater Hospital, Dr Keith has seen more than his fair share of quad-related …

'Bomber' on board‘Look, I was only calling him, that’s his name, that’s what people call him!’

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There are few things scarier than the threat of terrorism on a flight and needless to say when someone shouts “Bomber!” on board an aeroplane, not once but several times, it’s bound to cause chaos.  That’s exactly what happened when legendary footballer Eoin “Bomber” Liston was coming home from a stag do in Cheltenham and a friend innocently tried to …

The death of a loved one abroad‘OK, he’s died but also you’re like, well where is he and what happens next’

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It’s a family’s worst nightmare.  A loved one dies unexpectedly while abroad.  Not only do they have to handle the emotional shock, grief and turmoil, but they must now navigate their way through a system of rules and conventions that exist around bringing the body of their family member back home. Such was the case for Pauline Mason whose brother …