November 23rd, 2014

Doctor Karen


Recent figures from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland 2,863 people were diagnosed with breast cancer

How to reduce your breast cancer risk


Is my tiredness a symptom of something bigger?

I have trouble with tiredness in the past months, should I see my GP?

Dear Karen: Is my tiredness a symptom of anything I should be worried about?



Are there any over the counter remedies?

My teenage daughter has very painful periods


Getting a proper plan in place to manage asthma

Emergency hospital admissions for children with asthma increase significantly in the month of September, and the Asthma Society of Ireland is providing training and support free of charge to help parents and |teachers



It's weight on my mind


Last orders for heart disease


I have put on ten pounds in weight over the past year. Could this be related to the oral contraceptive pill?

Is my weight gain due to contraceptive pill?

Dear Karen: I have put on ten pounds in weight in the last few weeks


I have a two-month-old son and am worried there are too many vaccines given at one time

I'm worried there are too many vaccines for my child


Contraband cigarettes are manufactured by big tobacco companies

Big Tobacco is the source of 90% of contraband cigarettes in Ireland


Packie Bonner

Bonner's book of hope for men

A new and inspiring prostate cancer patient storybook resource for men experiencing prostate cancer was launched over the summer by legendary Republic of Ireland footballer Packie Bonner