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.

Health 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 is looking for a vlogging Northern Ireland supermum to join the new online video community.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

In Northern Ireland cervical screening is offered to women aged 25-49 every three years, and 50-64 year olds every five years.

‘Attend your smear - it can literally save your life’

The Public Health Agency has urged women not to ignore their cervical screening tests – as new figures show it can ‘literally save your life.’

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.

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.

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..

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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