A RAGING sore throat and headache, soaring temperature, and horrible tiredness you just can't shake – if it's not the self-inflicted symptoms of a stinking hangover, it may well be that you've caught glandular fever.
SAMARITANS volunteers in Belfast will be among those on hand over the festive season to listen to anyone having a tough time, with difficulties regarding mental health, family, isolation and loneliness expected to be top concerns.
ARTHRITIS Care is helping people to learn how to manage living with chronic pain through, rather than resorting to an increase in medication, offering places in a several free workshops in the new year at An Chulturlann on Belfast's Falls Road.
EVER felt deep pain ripping down the back of your legs, perhaps with numbness and tingling that extends down to your foot? It could just be aches, pins and needles from sleeping or sitting in an uncomfortable position, or it could be a sign of sciatica.
THIS time of year seems naturally to be a time when we take stock of our lives, and how a family or individual person plans for and negotiates their way through the festive season can tell you much about how things are for them at the moment.