Practical steps to getting fit and positive for the new year with Chris Moore


Personal trainer Chris Moore starts a new series of articles to help you get fit this year I hope the last of the selection boxes and mince pies are gone by now, it’s the New Year, and you know what that means! New Year’s resolutions! My name is Chris Moore, and I’m a personal trainer working from UCD Sport & Fitness This year I hope to help you guys not to just lose some of that...

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Tax back available on your emollients, creams and other health items. 


Ensuring treatments are prescribed and keeping your receipts can help cut your annual healthcare costs   Most people are aware you can claim tax back on prescribed medications and doctor’s visits, but did you know you can claim tax back on items that you can buy without a prescription (ie over-the-counter products) like creams, medications or other aids and appliances in certain...

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Irish researchers identify potential new treatment options for Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)


Ussher Assistant Professor in Translational Immunology, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), explains her team's recent HS research Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to a poor quality of life have identified potential new treatment options after performing a comparative analysis that showed which...

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6 tips to save your skin during a cold weather snap!


Simple and effective tips to protect your skin when it’s freezing outside Brrrrrr   1: Take fewer, faster and cooler Showers One shower a day is enough! If you’re out playing sports or sweating a lot you can shower more often – but the key thing is to keep the time spent in the shower to a minimum – staying in the shower too long is dehydrating  Keep your showers under 10...

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A ‘Thank You’ to Paula Murphy and her supporters in memory of her Mum, Marie


Paula Murphy decided to enter the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon last March, to support her mother while she was fighting skin cancer, by running in aid of the ISF  Sadly, Marie Murphy passed away before the race in June ‘She wasn’t just a Mum, she was a best friend to all who knew her A Lady who fought the bravest battle and even in the end was more worried about her family than herself...

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Pearl’s Story – Living with Psoriasis – ‘I found a new friend in the Irish Skin Foundation’


My Journey with Psoriasis When I was four, I'm 10 at the moment by the way, I first met psoriasis and I knew right away psoriasis would halt my play We did not get on right from the start as the little bugger just broke my heart I just could not like it as it made me feel sad, and it made people stare and tear me apart It brought me to doctors, who scared me so much, with probing,...

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10 expert tips to help manage psoriasis


Psoriasis is a very common, non-contagious, long-term inflammatory skin disorder in which there is an increase in the rate at which skin cells are produced and shed from the skin It affects about 100,000 people in Ireland The red, raised scaly patches of psoriasis can affect any part of the skin surface, but most commonly involve the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp Dr Anne-Marie Tobin,...

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ISF launches “SaySomething” psoriasis campaign 2017


To mark World Psoriasis Day 2017 (October 29) the ISF is launching the SaySomething campaign, to help raise awareness, dispel myths and empower people with psoriasis to handle everyday situations that can be tricky for people living with the condition The campaign is supported by AbbVie This year the charity, which supports people with all kinds of skin condition, has teamed up with Peter Mark...

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National Psoriasis Meet-Up goes ahead in Waterford despite storm Brian!


In the lead up to World Psoriasis Day 2017, we hosted a free National Psoriasis Meet Up in the Tower Hotel Waterford on Saturday 21 October Despite all weather warnings we had a super turn out with people travelling from all over the country The meeting was especially aimed at anyone with (or caring for someone with) psoriasis and was a great opportunity to meet others and hear from the...

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Lonely, isolated and left out. Nearly a third of Irish men and women surveyed living with psoriasis reveal impact of condition


Irish men and women living with psoriasis report significantly higher levels of isolation and loneliness compared to the global average, according to the first ever World Psoriasis Happiness Report ahead of World Psoriasis Day The report provides an analysis of findings from online surveys completed by more than 120,000 people in 184 countries who live with psoriasis – a serious, chronic...

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2017 Annual Family Fun Day at Barretstown


Each year we invite 30 families whose everyday lives are impacted by a skin condition to the magical Barretstown Castle for an exciting day full of family adventures Travelling from all over the country, the team at Barretstown had a jam packed itinerary lined up including horse riding, archery, canoeing and high wall climbing to mention a few With the excitement building each family took a map...

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Great turn-out for Eczema Expert 2017


As part of Eczema Awareness Week 2017 (11th-17th September), we hosted our second annual free public meeting entitled ‘Eczema Expert’ in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on 16th September for those with, or caring for someone with eczema It was a full house! People travelled from all around the country, from as far as Belfast, Donegal, Ennis and Kerry, to attend the meeting,...

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