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Social workers recognised for ‘inspirational work’ across Northern Ireland

Northern Health and Social Care Trust (NHSCT) social workers have been recognised by the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers for excellent work in their field.

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'One or two high blood glucose readings shouldnt affect long-term diabetes control, but people should aim to avoid persistently high readings,' Dr David Chaney said.

Don’t buy expensive ‘diabetic’ chocolate, warns Diabetes NI Director

Dr David Chaney, Diabetes UK Northern Ireland National Director, has written a letter of advice for people who struggle to manage the condition at Christmas.

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Nuts

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.

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Exercising is good for young minds

Lack of exercise slows up learning

Boys are failing at school because they don't get enough exercise which boosts oxygen flow to the brain, according to new research.

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December 1 is World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day in Northern Ireland

Today is World AIDS Day.

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Wilson asked for solidarity on AIDS

Wilson asked for solidarity on AIDS

Diseases affecting“far more people” than AIDS have received less attention, according to East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

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That sickly feeling - beware the winter 'vomiting bug'

Health warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is making people aware of the presence of the winter vomiting and diarrhoea virus, also known as norovirus, circulating in the community.

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Joining forces -  Michael McKinstry (Chief Executive, Phoenix), Ronan Larkin (Director, NI Water), Nicholas Tarrant (Managing Director, NIE Networks) and Mairead Meyer (Managing Director, BT).

Utility companies join forces for winter

NI’s main utility companies join forces to battle ‘extreme weather’

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A man suffering from stress

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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A doctor checking a child

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

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Little Mix fan, Cora McQuade-Denvir with mum, Amy and dad, Ciaran. INLT 10-006-PSB

Little Cora’s special Christmas tree wish

The parents of a terminally ill Carnlough girl need your help to make what is likely to be their daughter’s last Christmas extra special.

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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson attended the launch of the Pathfinder 2016 Report by the Target Ovarian Cancer Campaign at Westminster. INCT 48-726-CON

Ovarian cancer survival rates plea

East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has shown his support for a campaign to raise ovarian cancer survival rates.

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Men with more masculine tendencies are thought to be more at risk at suffering from mental health issues.

‘Laddish’ men more likely to have mental health issues

Typical ‘lads’ are more likely to suffer mental health problems, a new study suggests.

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Paul Livingstone is taking on the dauning physical challenge in memory of his late mother Doris, who sadly passed away in December 2006 from oesophageal cancer.

Solicitor takes on one of America’s toughest treks for Marie Curie

Paul Livingstone is about to undertake one of the greatest challenges of his life - trekking through the Smoky Mountains.

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A study has found almost half of patients had not achieved an 'excellent recovery' six months later.

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

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A youngster enjoying his milk

Full-fat milk leads to leaner children, says study

Children drinking full-fat milk are leaner than those given a low-fat option, a new study has revealed.

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Jackie Campion, Scheme Supervisor, Abbeyfield & Wesley, Bryans House, Newtownabbey and New Mossley, Newtownabbey (24 year long service); Sonia Hobson, House Manager, Abbeyfield & Wesley, Lurgan (26 years long service) and Georgie Casson, Domestic Assistant, Abbeyfield & Wesley, Ballymena (22 years long service)

Newtownabbey volunteers recognised for their ‘exceptional’ contribution

Newtownabbey volunteers have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to residents’ lives as Abbeyfield Housing Association celebrated its 60th anniversary.

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9/11/16: Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard at the old railway track near Dundrum, as he launches his plan to develop 1000kms of greenways paths across the north. Picture: Michael Cooper

Greenway paths set for £8,000 development, creating traffic free space for runners and cyclists

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has allocated £8,000 to Mid and East Antrim Council to take forward plans to develop local greenway paths.

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Office bully

How to survive having a nightmare boss

Over demanding, unprofessional, demeaning and unrealistic, if these traits sound strikingly familiar your boss sounds like a daily office nightmare.

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