Babies should share bedroom with parents - but in their own bed

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.
A compound found in red wine can help prevent a common condition

Red wine’s new health benefits

A glass red wine a day could help prevent women developing a common condition that can stop them having children, according to new research.

Angelina Jolie

More cancer patients following Angelina Jolie and demanding double mastectomy

Women with the early stages of breast cancer are following Angelina Jolie's example and demanding double mastectomies.

The number of cases of enterovirus has more than doubled in the last 12 months.

WARNING: Children at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued in parts of the U.K. warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

Brendan Holland viewing the skeleton of renowned Irish giant Charles Byrne

Tyrone ‘giant’ causes stir after appearing on BBC Breakfast TV to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for mutant gene

A Dungannon man has found himself at the centre of media attention after appearing on BBC Breakfast to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for a genetic defect that produces giants.

Doctors are warning of a rise on e-cigarette injuries

Doctors Warn of Explosive E-Cigs

Doctors are calling for tougher regulation on imports and more guidance for smokers as the number of e-cigarettes exploding increases.

Women waiting 35 weeks for cancer tests

Women waiting 35 weeks for cancer tests

Women in the Southern Trust area are waiting up to 35 weeks for a routine breast referral, it has been revealed.

In the gym

A new gym buddy ‘is key to working out more’

Teaming up with a new gym buddy is the best way to a new body, according to new research.

Coffee may keep the doctor away

Three cups of coffee a day keeps the doctor away

Women over 65 who drink two or three cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of dementia by more than a third, according to new research.

Working long hours

One in seven under-30s plan to use ‘smart drugs’ to boost concentration

One in seven people under 30 plan to use ‘smart drugs’ over the next year, according to new research.

A filling

Fillings could be bad for your health

Having more than eight fillings could raise blood mercury levels two-and-a-half times - increasing the risk of brain, heart and kidney disease, a study shows.

Obese child

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

The obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, new research suggests.

A woman with the common cold

One-size-fits-all cure for the common cold on its way

A cure for the common cold could be on the horizon, according to new research.

Back pain

Housework, handbags and heels cause back pain in young women

High heels, heavy handbags and housework could be behind young women suffering serious back pain while still in their 20s, suggests new research.


Spar Midget Gems contaminated with splinters of wood

Convenience chain Spar has removed packs of its own brand Midget Gems because it may contain splinters of wood.

Belfast Royal Academy pupil McKibbin leads Guinness Book attempt in aid of NI Hospice

Golfing sensation Tom McKibbin targets onesie world record for the Northern Ireland Hospice

Teenage Golf sensation Tom McKibbin isn’t content with breaking world records on courses around the world.

Lip reading

How good are you at lipreading? Take the test

People around the country are being challenged to see how they would cope without their hearing to mark Lipreading Awareness Week.

The Zika virus is transmitted by mosquitos.

Fears raised after Northern Ireland residents treated for Zika virus

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has been urged to provide “urgent clarity” following confirmation that a number of people from Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

A night out

More than half of female students victims of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is the biggest risk for female students on a night out according to a new survey by the alcohol education charity Drinkaware.

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