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Welcome for free access to leisure facilities for carers

North Antrim DUP MLA Paul Frew has welcomed Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s decision to enable carers who are attending leisure facilities as part of their caring duties, free access.

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The new Ballymena health teams.

Local health teams providing care locally

The Northern Trust is providing the community of Antrim and Ballymena with access to dedicated, local health and social care teams locally.

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Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Nearly one in three young people have concerns about their mental health - but most did not seek help from anyone, a new survey has revealed.

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Made in Chelsea star’s boxing bout
boosts treatment fund for David

Made in Chelsea star’s boxing bout boosts treatment fund for David

A high profile television ‘reality’ star has punched above his weight to support Co. Antrim man David McClean.

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back strain

3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

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Scene of the terror attacks in the London Bridge area

NI health staff will ‘learn’ from London and Manchester

The health service in Northern Ireland says it will learn from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in case of such an atrocity happening here.

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Cullybackey

Dementia care course is free

People in Cullybackey caring for someone with dementia are being offered the opportunity to learn more about the condition and how it affects people.

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Barbecues can be fantastic occasions but it's important to be careful when preparing food outside.

VIDEO: How to cook food safely on the BBQ

People all over Northern Ireland will be barbecuing food in their gardens this evening.
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The new laws come into force on May 20, 2017.

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

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The amount of sugar in Lucozade drinks has been reduced by 50 per cent.

Warning over Lucozade sugar reduction

People who use Lucozade drinks to treat low blood sugar levels are being urged to check the labeling on the beverage before consuming it.

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The new laws come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here's how NI vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Northern Ireland vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

A sick Dungannon girl travelling to London for vital surgery and her distressed parents were left stranded at the George Best airport for several hours on Monday after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute.

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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 8 to May 14.

Five things you can do to improve your mental health

It's Mental Health Awareness Week.
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The findings were published in the British Medical Journal.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.

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BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated family handout file photo of Kevin Carey with his wife Natasha, as the man at the centre of a huge online funding campaign to pay for pioneering cancer treatment has died.

Funeral details released for tragic Kevin Carey hours after his family reveal his passing

This morning the family of brave Kevin Carey wrote a heartbreaking post on Facebook revealing his passing.
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Kevin Carey some months ago

Prayers asked for Kevin Carey as brain tumour treatment 'stops working'

The devastated family of Co Antrim man Kevin Carey have asked for prayers after the treatment he has been receiving for an aggressive brain tumour "suddenly stopped working".
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Northern Trust shortlisted for patient safety award

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has been shortlisted for the CHKS Top Hospitals Patient Safety Award 2017.

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An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
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