Health & Society

Health & Society

Children & Families

Breastfeeding welcome here?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Breastfeeding in public is often a topic for debate. Although a very personal decision for parents, breastfeeding in public spaces is viewed as a social issue with divided opinions. This article looks at the benefits

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Community Relations

Culture & Sport


Women’s economic transition to retirement

Reading Time: 6 minutes While women are increasingly better educated than men, they earn less, feel less financially secure, provide the bulk of unpaid care, have smaller pensions, face greater hardship in later life and struggle to pay for

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Health & Social Care

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Eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 6 minutes Following the Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which took place in the United Kingdom in March 2021, this article examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns on individuals with eating disorders. This article is

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COVID-19: Vaccines and other potential treatments

Reading Time: 11 minutes This article considers a number of recent medical developments in relation to COVID-19 and the implications of the new vaccine for Northern Ireland. Coronaviruses are viruses that cause respiratory infections. COVID-19 is a highly infectious

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The many faces of homelessness in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 5 minutes Homelessness is a highly emotive issue and attention on the plight of those who are homeless in Northern Ireland has gained particular momentum over recent months with housing, homelessness and many other organisations working determinedly

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Third Sector