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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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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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Free places for carers on alzheimer’s course

Free places for carers on alzheimer’s course

People caring for someone with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual in a series of courses being run by Alzheimer’s Society.

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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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A disabled woman being interviewed

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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Limb loss higher
in East Antrim

Limb loss higher in East Antrim

Diabetes patients in East Antrim are three times more likely to have a limb amputated than in the Western Trust area.

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Michelle O'Neill

Health Minister accused of ‘failing vulnerable people’ over Glenarm GP practice closure

Political representatives have accused Health Minister Michelle O’Neill of “failing vulnerable people” over the imminent closure of Glenarm’s only GP practice.

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On the mobile

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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Over 2000 patients affected as Glenarm doctor’s surgery closure confirmed

Over 2,000 patients at a Glenarm GP practice are to be reassigned after the Health and social care board failed to find GPs or practices willing to cover the surgery.

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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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Trust deny bid to shut Moyle Hospital ‘by back door’

Trust deny bid to shut Moyle Hospital ‘by back door’

The Northern Trust says it has a “strong commitment” to providing services at the Moyle Hospital despite suspending the x-ray service there.

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A pregnant woman

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 volunteers in Carnlough. INLT-03-714-con

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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