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Belfast medics help premature babies breathe easy

IN THE 1980s pioneering research led by Belfast doctor Professor Henry Halliday led to the development of a therapy that involves sourcing a substance essential for premature lungs to work properly – it was to save the lives of millions of the tiniest, most vulnerable babies.

Volunteering can make a difference to people's lives

FROM lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, volunteering benefits those who undertake it as well as those at the receiving end of their efforts, something that's being celebrated this Volunteers’ Week, which begins tomorrow.

HRT: Are the risks really outweighed by the benefits?

HORMONE replacement therapy (HRT) can have a hugely beneficial effect on unpleasant menopause symptoms, reducing hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings, and improving quality of life for many of the one million women in Britain and Northern Ireland who take it.

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