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Belfast doctor ready for Women's Rugby World Cup challenge

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.

Angie Best's quick guide to keeping fit and healthy as you age

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.

20 Questions: Nathan Carter on why he's off Wagon Wheels

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.

Ask the expert: Fighting cancer in the womb

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.

Going green with 'miracle plant' Aloe Vera

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).

An eye to a healthy body

Jenny Lee
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.

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