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Why psoriasis is nothing to be ashamed of

Jenny Lee
GROWING up in today's world, dominated as it is for many by social media, is difficult enough without the extra pressure of dealing with a visible skin condition that can impact self-esteem cause severe discomfort and even painful joints.

Five ways to maintain a healthy gut

Liz Connor
OVER the past few years, gut health has become a hot topic in scientific research, and studies have shown just how important maintaining a healthy digestive system can be – not just for physical health, but for our mental wellbeing too.

White Coat Walk for Cancer Research

A TEAM of science researchers at Queen's University has taken part in the first ever Worldwide White Coat Walk to raise money for charity.

Glastonbury pensioner takes up Causeway Coast challenge for Parkinson's charity

Gail Bell
THERE may be no Glastonbury Festival run this year – with the rock fest having a fallow year to allow the ground at Worthy Farm to recover, the associated traditional 2k, 5k and 10k charity run by locals and festival-goers is also taking a breather – but it won't be a 'rest' year for one of its founders.

Francesca Martinez: The key to happiness isn't to be normal, but to be yourself

Jenny Lee
IF YOU grow up in a world where wrinkles are practically illegal, going bald is cause for a mental breakdown, and women over size zero are encouraged to shoot themselves, what do you do if you’re – gasp – disabled? During her teenage years, English actress and comedian Francesca Martinez struggled with self-esteem issues and bullying, before "being rescued" by landing the role of Rachel in BBC children's drama series Grange Hill in the mid-90s.

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