Health

Editor 2018-04-12

Stress: What a small word yet such an enormous emotion. It is arguably one of the most powerful emotions of all. It is inevitable and inescapable. There is no human on this planet who has lived a lifetime and never felt stressed. When a person is stressed the worst aspects of their personality are unveiled. […]

Editor 2018-04-06

Most people are never without their phone anymore and although keeping up Snapchat streaks and looking at cute dogs on Instagram are great time-killers, there are plenty of free or cheap apps available to better your physical and mental health. We’ve compiled a list of the 10 best apps for your mind, body, and soul. […]

Editor 2018-03-29

Who else is guilty of scrolling mindlessly through Instagram for hours? Often, you’ll find post after post advertising different versions of tea detoxes and images of the likes of Kylie Jenner wearing waist trainers that claim to give you a sculpted body. I don’t follow any self-named ‘fitness influencers’, yet I still am shown this […]

Editor 2018-03-27

The bond that is created between an athlete and a coach can be considered the most sacred, and it is essential that this relationship is not abused in any shape or form. To build this relationship from strength to strength it is key that the coach has the leadership skills and constantly be improving these […]

Editor 2018-03-21

1 in 5 Irish adults aged 19-25 were experiencing mental health problems in 2013, according to a report by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The average age of a student fits within this age bracket. The counselling service here in University of Limerick (UL), “Éist”, is under pressure at the moment due to […]

Editor 2018-03-09

  Moving away for college was always something I had wanted to do, yet when I expressed this desire to any of my friends or family they always replied with the same question- how are you going to manage living away from home and being a coeliac? And yes, it was tough at first, but […]

Editor 2018-03-09

Students and cooking are two words not commonly associated with each other, nor are students known to eat particularly healthy. We all have to tighten our belts and wallets from time to time and try to live off 25 cent Aldi instant noodles, but the chances are, if you’re eating crap, then you’re going to […]

Editor 2018-03-09

Gym memes are a popular phenomenon on social media. We’ve all seen videos of people doing things wrong in the gym and most of the responses to them are people finding it funny, but is gym shaming really okay? An Focal conducted a Twitter survey to find out how students felt about gym memes and […]

Editor 2018-02-08

THE HSE has confirmed another outbreak of measles in Limerick this Wednesday afternoon. This brings the total number of cases to 10 in the city. In a number of statements from the HSE, a spokesperson for the Health Protection Surveillance Centre gave the following information. “There is an ongoing outbreak of measles in Limerick City […]

Editor 2018-02-07

The forever freezing month of January is just over and so is the appropriately titled ‘January Blues’.  It’s natural to feel a little down this time of the year, with many people feeling as if this sense of melancholy won’t ever lift. Christmas time is exhausting with nights spent drinking and having the craic with […]