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Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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Board seeks health premises in village

The Health and Social Care Board has sought the support of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to establish a permanent GP facility in Glenarm.

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See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
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Research suggests a key ingredient of cannabis may help to treat anxiety.

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

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Vaping

Cigarette use in decline on National No Smoking Day

Today (March 8) is National No Smoking Day, and appropriately, new figures released show that the number of smokers is at its lowest level since records began in 1974.

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All Glenarm patients will have GP says health board

The Health and Social Care Board has offered an assurance to Glenarm patients amid fears that some could have no GP at the end of the month.

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Scientists

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.
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Blood pressure medication

New pills to treat high blood pressure on horizon

New pills to treat high blood pressure could soon be available after a medical breakthrough by scientists.

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People with ginger hair are more at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease according to new research.

Red hair link to Parkinson’s disease

Ginger haired people are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.

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Antrim Area Hospital

Patients asked for feedback on outpatient services

Have you or a family member had an outpatient appointment with the Northern Trust?

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Retiring Glenarm GP Benny Glover

Retiring Glenarm GP reflects on half a century of change

Dr. Benny Glover says he has advised many people over the years about preparing for retirement, but admits that it is a strange feeling contemplating his own retirement now that it is on the horizon.

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Raising awareness of cancer screening in Whitehead

Raising awareness of cancer screening in Whitehead

A three-session programme is being held in Whitehead to raise awareness of the importance of screening for breast, cervical and bowel cancers.

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Back row L-R: Samanthia Noal, Cristian Cristea, Davide Severino
Middle row L-R: Chiara Mezzalira and Andreea Cristea
Front centre: Anjaly Puliyappillil

New nurses for Antrim Hospital

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has wlecomed the first cohort of nurses joining the Trust as part of an overseas recruitment drive.

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Larne GPs unite to voice fears over local health plan

Larne GP practices have submitted an open letter accusing the Health and Social Care Board of ‘misleading’ the public regarding the reallocation of patients from a Glenarm practice, saying it could affect the services they provide to patients.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug.

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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Getting some Vitamin D

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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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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