Health

Health

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.

Health
Spar

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.

Health
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.

Health
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.

News
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.

Health
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.

News
Leah Kennedy

Car enthusiasts rally to help buy new wheelchair for little Leah

Car enthusiasts are rallying behind seven-year-old Leah Kennedy from Co Antrim who suffers from cerebral palsy in a bid to raise funds to buy her a much needed lightweight wheelchair.

Health
Solitary existence

Millions of Brits now happy to live a solitary existence

Millions of Brits are now happy to live a solitary existence, according to new research.

Health
What's in your child's packed lunch?

Just how unhealthy are your children’s lunchboxes?

Childhood obesity is being fueled by packed lunches, new research has found.

Health
Mental health investment boost urged as suicides rise 19%

Mental health investment boost urged as suicides rise 19%

The number of suicides has increased by almost a fifth in Northern Ireland, statistics revealed.

Health
Children enjoying sunshine

More kids play Minecraft than build a den this summer

Today’s children could be missing out on the things their parents enjoyed during their summer holidays.

Health
Almost 40,000 left languishing on spiralling hospital waiting lists

Almost 40,000 left languishing on spiralling hospital waiting lists

Almost 40,000 local people have been left languishing on hospital waiting lists in the Southern Trust as new evidence of the spiralling health crisis emerges.

Health
Hay fever cases are set to soar across Europe

Hay fever cases set to soar

Millions more people will suffer from hay fever in the future as global warming dramatically increases the pollen count, according to a new study.

Health
Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said.

Health
It’s time to apply for free school meals

It’s time to apply for free school meals

Parents of children who may be eligible for free school meals have been urged to apply.

News

Watch: Carnlough’s Cora defies doctors to celebrate 8th birthday

Brave terminally ill Carnlough girl Cora McQuade-Denvir has defied doctors’ expectations to celebrate her eighth birthday.

Health
GP out of hours service experiencing high volume of calls.

Appeal over Out of Hours GP service

The Southern Health Trust has said the GP Out of Hours Service is currently experiencing a high volume of calls

News 2
Agency issues meningitis reminder

Agency issues meningitis reminder

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging young people to get their meningitis vaccine.

Health
Participants in Louise's class recently celebrated International Yoga Day - complete with passion cake.

Louise sets out to improve local wellbeing

Lurgan residents are enjoying a new wave of flexibility and calm after discovering health and yoga classes.

Health
The passport of Northern Irish man Martin Hale

Dead traveller’s mother advised him to get away from drugs

The mother of a former Lisburn man who died after taking drugs in south-east Asia has described him as a “kind-hearted” son.

News
Load more