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Calorie counting for kids – is it educational or harmful?

20 January - 7 mins
Podcast Series Newstalk Breakfast Highlights

A picture of a stairwell in Tallaght hospital has gone viral online, as it displays stickers with the number of calories burned on the steps in the children's ward.  Is this good educational tool? Or could this be potentially harmful for children?  Dr. Eva Orsmond Medical doctor and health advocate at Orsmond clinics & Jacqueline Campion, Eating Distress Practitioner & Nutritional Advisor at Marino Therapy Centre and she spoke to us this morning.

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We hear about two children with rare and life-limiting mitochondrial disease

We hear about two children with rare and life-limiting mitochondrial disease

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Apple is reportedly getting ready to ditch their stand-alone chargers

Apple is reportedly getting ready to ditch their stand-alone chargers

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Escooter grants could be on the way

Escooter grants could be on the way

The Government is planning to extend the current grant scheme for electric cars to e-scooters and e-bikes.  While it might mean good news for consumers, some stakeholders worry that the government is promoting further e-scooter use before legislation is in place to protect vulnerable pedestrians. Dr Frank Lyons is an Orthopedic surgeon at the Mater Hospital spoke to Shane this morning on the show. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.     Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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Boris Johnson is travelling to northern Ireland today for crisis talks

Boris Johnson is travelling to northern Ireland today for crisis talks

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Children primed for gambling by online games

Children primed for gambling by online games

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Calories are off the menu – is the national obesity strategy wasting away?

Calories are off the menu – is the national obesity strategy wasting away?

Plans to require restaurants to publish calorie counts on menus have been shelved by the government.  The demand was one of the main promises of the National Obesity Strategy and joined Ciara to discuss is Helen Heneghan, Professor of Surgery and Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital. Listen and subscribe to Newstalk Breakfast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.     Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.  

4 mins

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