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Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Experts have discovered a link between fizzy drinks and liver disease.

Fizzy drinks spark liver disease warning

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, biscuits, cakes and ice cream is causing an epidemic of liver disease among youngsters, warns new research.

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Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Urgent calls made for prayers after youngster Joe Lamont's condition deteriorates

Urgent calls made for prayers after youngster Joe Lamont's condition deteriorates

Calls have today been made for prayers to support four-year-old youngster Joe Lamont, who is recovering from a liver donation.
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Being healthy improves your bank account

Eight ways a healthy lifestyle can improve your finances

This time of year everyone is thinking about getting healthy but have you ever thought about improving your financial fitness

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Mum auctions wedding dress to raise funds for autism charity who supported son

A bride is auctioning her beloved wedding dress to raise funds for a charity that supported her son, who has autism.

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Still game? You’d better believe it! Football scheme proves big success

Sometimes pulling the trainers on and just having a good old fashioned kickabout can be the best ‘anti-ageing therapy’ of all!

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Dementia training course for Cullybackey

People who support or care for a person living with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the disease and how it affects the individual at a course in Cullybackey .

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ChannelMum.com wants to hear from mums in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland mums wanted for paid vlogging role

One of the UK’s first ever all-video parenting site ChannelMum.com is looking for a vlogging Northern Ireland supermum to join the new online video community.

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Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple.

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This World Cancer Day the Public Health Agency has urged the public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer.

NI public urged to be aware of symptoms on World Cancer Day

Today marks World Cancer Day, and with the sobering statistic that at least one in three of us will get cancer, the Public Health Agency has urged the public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer.

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Free hearing event to be held

Free hearing event to be held

A special event offering support to people over the age of 55 who are experiencing hearing loss will be held on Wednesday, February 8.

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Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

An entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

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Parents across Northern Ireland are being urged to be aware of the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation.

NI parents warned of child sexual exploitation risk

Parents across Northern Ireland are being urged to be aware of the risk of child sexual exploitation.

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Dr Fiona Carey, Consultant Clinical Lead in Sexual Health with the South Eastern Health Trust.

Top doctor says rise in HIV cases is ‘a worrying trend’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading sexual health professionals has described the continuing rise in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases here as “a worrying trend.”

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Sugar rush helps first-time mums give birth quicker

A sugar rush helps first-time mums being induced have a shorter labour, a new study found.

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Push for pounds Carnlough raises over £3,500 for Cancer Focus NI

Carnlough residents have raised £3500 for Cancer Focus NI’s counselling service after enrolling in the charity’s Push For Pounds Challenge.

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A meal like burger and chips can cause damage to your liver.

Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

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‘Celebrate our differences rather than discriminate against us’ say men with learning difficulties

A group of Co Antrim men with learning difficulties have made a charming film encouraging people to celebrate their differences.

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In Northern Ireland cervical screening is offered to women aged 25-49 every three years, and 50-64 year olds every five years.

‘Attend your smear - it can literally save your life’

The Public Health Agency has urged women not to ignore their cervical screening tests – as new figures show it can ‘literally save your life.’

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