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Sugar: The Unsavory Truth

Sugar is inescapable today. Displays in local shops are dominated by chocolate, sweets, crisps, fizzy drinks and other such sugar-laden produce. A single serving of salad dressing, tomato sauce or cereal can often contain more than a person’s entire daily…

Opting Out: The Future of Organ Donation

Organ donation has long been considered an important and cost-effective treatment for a variety of conditions which lead to organ failure. For many patients suffering from such conditions, transplantation is the only chance for survival. Since 2010, approximately a million…

ADHD and the Forgotten Gender: Why Is ADHD Underdiagnosed In Girls?

Noisy, fidgety, impatient, hyper: this is what the average person imagines when they think of a child with ADHD. They normally also imagine that the child is a boy. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, characterised by a persistent…

Obesity In Ireland: A Problem or Not?

Obesity in Ireland is a major problem. One that is not just linked to genetic disorders or bad diets, but is a direct result of inequalities within different socio-economic groups and an indirect result of the socialisation of different lifestyles….

Political Will Forming for a Sugar Tax to Tackle Irish Obesity Projections

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is expected to announce in the coming budget, the introduction of a levy on soft drinks containing added sugar. The method of calculation of such a tax is currently unknown, although it is estimated the…

Andrew Cowan’s Guide to Fitness Part 1 of 2: Healthy Eating

One universal truth that every student in UCD and Ireland can relate to is the ease of access we have as students to fast food. Be it a chicken fillet roll from Centra, sale a Dominoes pizza or a bag of Moy…

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New ‘College X’ Initiative for Campus Residents

The UCD Students’ Union in association with the Student Residents association have launched a campaign to promote the wellbeing of students living on campus. The ‘College X’ initiative is organising a series of weekly events over the first semester of…

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UCD Campus Ban Cigarettes

Cigarettes and e-cigarettes will no longer be available to purchase on campus from Monday the first of September. The ban is a result of the UCD Health Promotion Committee’s proposal for a smoke free campus, diagnosis who suggested this to…

Getting your five a day in college

Being healthy in college can be hard. Students know how difficult trying to eat properly is when you’re running to lecture halls and trying to fit a part time job in with being involved in societies. Getting your five a…

Pro-Ana websites: crossing a thin line

With the rise of pro-ana websites online, Fiona Daly investigates the sinister nature behind the phenomenon. “Starving is not the pain, it’s the cure.” This harrowing quote is merely one of thousands gracing the pages of a sub-culture of websites known…