Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

A mother will always go the extra mile for her child but for Castlederg woman Charlotte Caldwell the journey to save her son Billy, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, was much longer.

Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

Picture of Lisa and her mum Geraldine shortly before her passing

Mum of cancer blogger Lisa Magill tells of heartache at her passing

The heartbroken mother of a Co Antrim native who died this week of terminal cancer has shared her daughter's last message to the world online.
See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
Research suggests a key ingredient of cannabis may help to treat anxiety.

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

CRY representatives pictured at Ballyclare High Schhol.

Screening programme carried out at school

A special cardiac screening programme for people aged 14 – 35 was carried out in Ballyclare High School over the weekend.


Cigarette use in decline on National No Smoking Day

Today (March 8) is National No Smoking Day, and appropriately, new figures released show that the number of smokers is at its lowest level since records began in 1974.


New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.
Blood pressure medication

New pills to treat high blood pressure on horizon

New pills to treat high blood pressure could soon be available after a medical breakthrough by scientists.

People with ginger hair are more at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease according to new research.

Red hair link to Parkinson’s disease

Ginger haired people are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.

Antrim Area Hospital

Patients asked for feedback on outpatient services

Have you or a family member had an outpatient appointment with the Northern Trust?

Site Foreman, Ross Patterson (7) calls the shots on site of the new isolation rooms being constructed at the Children's Cancer Unit at RBHSC. He is pictured with (L-R) Brian McGivern, Killowen Contracts, Peter McNaney, Chairman at Belfast HSC Trust and Felix Mooney, Chair of the Children's Cancer Unit Charity.

‘Wee Ross’ helps start new isolation project

Ballyclare boy, Ross Patterson (7), helped to celebrate the start of work on isolation rooms at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children recently.

Back row L-R: Samanthia Noal, Cristian Cristea, Davide Severino
Middle row L-R: Chiara Mezzalira and Andreea Cristea
Front centre: Anjaly Puliyappillil

New nurses for Antrim Hospital

The Northern Health and Social Care Trust has wlecomed the first cohort of nurses joining the Trust as part of an overseas recruitment drive.

Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug.

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.

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.

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.

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

course for carers

Monkstown course for carers

The Alzheimer’s Society is planning to hold a series of courses in Monkstown for carers.

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