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.
WHEN young Co Derry woman Mairead McMullan's ulcerative colitis deteriorated to the point that she needed stoma surgery and the dreaded 'bag' while still in her 20s, it is no exaggeration to say she thought her life was over.
MAYBE I'm not the only parent in this part of the world who thought that our days of trying to explain to children why innocent people die in explosions were over, but the suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena last week shattered that particular notion.
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.
MAY, in case you weren't aware, is Walking Month – so how are you getting on with your step counts? Walking is one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways of keeping physically active, and taking Shank's mare is always more rewarding than sitting in a bus or car.