ALTHOUGH a calm, methodical doctor in her 'day' job, Irish rugby international Claire McLaughlin is struggling to diagnose her current emotional state which is presenting as a suspected case of borderline hyper-excitement disorder.
AT 64, Angie Best is still glamorous and strutting her stuff as a model, but even she doesn't pull her punches when talking about ageing: "Getting older is an absolute b**** and not for the faint-hearted! Your brain's still young, but your body is doing something alien.
1) Up and at it – what is your morning routine? I don’t generally have a routine every morning, as I’m gigging a lot at weekends and don’t get to bed until the wee small hours, so my alarm is set for different times every morning.
NOTICED a post about a fibromyalgia petition doing the rounds on Facebook in recent weeks? If you have spotted it – but weren't sure what it was about – that might be because you're not very familiar with fibromyalgia.
Q: "Will taking folic acid while I'm pregnant just help prevent my baby developing spina bifida, or are there other conditions it may protect against?" A: Dr Sabrina Tosi, a biosciences lecturer at Brunel University, who has just led a review into studies on folic acid, says: "Folic acid is well known to prevent neural tube defects in the developing foetus and for this reason alone, folic acid supplementation is highly recommended before conception and during the initial stages of pregnancy.
REMEMBER when the only thing aloe vera was known for was that awful 'dad' joke, where any mention of the plant would quickly be echoed with a loud exclamation of "'Allo, Vera!" in a terrible cockney accent? (no, us neither).
Gail Bell asks experts and people in the public eye what keeps them going. This week: Kilkeel runner and mother-of-four Laura Graham, the first Northern Ireland athlete to win the Belfast Marathon since 1999
FROM detecting glaucoma to monitoring diabetic related eye complications and even identifying conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease, regular eye tests should be a vital part of our health care regime.
CANCER patient and runner Rosy Ryan reached a milestone at the weekend: completing her 100th Parkrun event at Waterworks Park in Belfast on Saturday morning, despite being given just a year to live back in 2007.