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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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Members of the Newtownabbey Slimming World group distributed healthy options to local shoppers in December. INNT 02-821CON

Group offering weight loss help to residents

The members of Slimming World Newtownabbey are celebrating after losing a combined weight of 3,250 stone in 2016.

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One too many

Drinking to forget doesn’t work

Drinking to forget not only doesn't work but actually strengthens bad memories, a new study reveals.

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Sean Mullan and sister Eileen have encouraged more people to join the organ donor register

Brother’s ‘mind blowing’ experience after donating kidney to sister

A paramedic who donated a kidney to his sister has spoken of the “mind blowing” experience of giving the gift of life.

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Figures show strain on Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

Figures show strain on Northern Ireland Ambulance Service

The ongoing strain on ambulance services across the east Antrim region has been highlighted by stark figures released last month.

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Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Motherhood

Class, not education reason why women delay motherhood

Class rather than education was the main driver for British women delaying motherhood, a new study found.
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The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017.

POLL - Should smoking in a car where children are present be banned?

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, is proposing that smoking in a car where children are present should be made illegal in Northern Ireland.

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The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017. (Photo: Richard Clark)

Proposals to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced an eight-week consultation on regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles when children are present.

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Blood pressure

Only attend 'Emergency Department' if your condition is urgent, urge Health chiefs

Emergency Departments across Northern Ireland are currently experiencing very high levels of pressure, a joint statement from the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency has revealed.

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So what is the answer?

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won't stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Anna Daniels

Your biggest diet questions answered

There’s the old saying that we are what we eat. If this is true then we’ve become a nation of carrot sticks and chickpeas. We’re on a mission to be healthier than ever.
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Fat cells help cancer to move around the body, according to a study.

Cancer cells need fat to spread

Cancer cells need fat to help them spread around the bodies, a new study found.

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‘Fatal consequences of illegal medicines’

The Department of Health has issued a warning about the dangers of using prescription medicines from illicit sources.

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Health warning over illicit prescription drugs in circulation

Health warning over illicit prescription drugs in circulation

The Department of Health has issued a warning about the dangers of using prescription medicines from illicit sources.

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Dementia Companions in Antrim Area Hospital.

Dementia ‘champions’ will be on hand to help patients in hospital

The Northern Trust has introduced a new initiative to assist those with dementia when they are admitted to hospital.

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Young children can choke to death on grapes, warn doctors

Parents have been warned of the potential danger of young children choking on grapes.

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‘Just one suicide is one too many’

‘Just one suicide is one too many’

The grim reality of the impact which suicide and attempted suicide is having on the Newtownabbey area has been dramatically highlighted in figures released by the PSNI this week.

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