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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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The Young Women After Stroke group. INPT07-200.

There is life after stroke, as young women’s group marks second year

Having a stroke at the age of nine or 25 is not in most people’s life plans but for members of the Young Women After Stroke Group it is a reality and one they are learning to recover from with each other’s help.

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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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Pictured at the announcement of a research collaboration between RCSI and Almac Discovery to target therapy-resistant cancer tumours are (l-r) Dr Graham Cotton, Senior R&D Group Leader, Almac Discovery; Professor Tracy Robson, Head of Molecular & Cellular Therapeutics, RCSI; and Professor Tim Harrison, Vice President Discovery Chemistry, Almac Discovery.

Almac trial new cancer drug

Craigavon firm Almac have joined forces with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in a major research project and trials for a new cancer drug.

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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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Tiernan Green

Tiernan’s death inspires school to update asthma records

A Lurgan school has issued an urgent appeal to parents of asthmatic pupils to have an inhaler stored at school, following the sudden death of former pupil Tiernan Green.

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Alastair Penny

Alastair joins ‘Side by Side’ project

Portadown man Alastair Penny, 67, has joined ‘Side by Side,’ a service run by Alzheimer’s Society, where volunteers help a person with dementia to continue or rediscover hobbies or activities they love.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Part of the crowd which attended a rally at Pordadown Health Centre on Friday. INPT04-200.

GP protest slams ‘sticking plaster’ solution

Supporters attending a protest in Portadown were told that the temporary solutions which had been put in place to save a GP practice were simply a “sticking plaster”.

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A woman sitting down

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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Sick mum and daughter

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Pregnant eating

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

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A baby crying

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.

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