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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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Marks & Spencer Northern Ireland has revealed a new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), an organisation who aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, as well offering specialist support to affected families and young people. The development comes after M&S Newtownbreda Foodhall Manager, Matthew Thompson, tragically died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition while jogging on the Lagan Towpath in June last year. Pictured are Lauren McCaughtry, Matthew's partner and fellow M&S employee, and M&S Head of Region, Ryan Lemon, as they announce the partnership.

M&S announce partnership with heart charity CRY

Marks & Spencer stores in Co Tyrone has revealed a new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), an organisation who aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, as well as offering specialist support to affected families and young people.

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Marks & Spencer Northern Ireland has revealed a new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), an organisation who aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, as well offering specialist support to affected families and young people. The development comes after M&S Newtownbreda Foodhall Manager, Matthew Thompson, tragically died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition while jogging on the Lagan Towpath in June last year. Pictured are Lauren McCaughtry, Matthew's partner and fellow M&S employee, and M&S Head of Region, Ryan Lemon, as they announce the partnership.

M&S announce partnership with heart charity CRY

Marks & Spencer Coleraine has revealed a new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), an organisation who aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, as well as offering specialist support to affected families and young people.

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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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Get involved in volunteering with Good Morning Causeway

Get involved in volunteering with Good Morning Causeway

Causeway Volunteer Centre works across Coleraine, Ballymoney and Moyle areas to promote and develop volunteering with organisations, like Good Morning Causeway. Over the past year they have been working with together and training and guiding them through an in-depth process that promotes best practice in volunteering.

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Oh baby, here comes the fair!

Oh baby, here comes the fair!

Coleraine Sure Start Partnership are hosting a Health and Wellbeing Fair in the Lodge Hotel, on March 9 from 11am to 4pm.

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Lucia is finalist in Spirit of Community Awards

Lucia is finalist in Spirit of Community Awards

A Ballycaslte girl is amongst the 20 finalists who have been announced as part of the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards.

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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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Urgent calls made for prayers after youngster Joe Lamont's condition deteriorates

Urgent calls made for prayers after youngster Joe Lamont's condition deteriorates

Calls have today been made for prayers to support four-year-old youngster Joe Lamont, who is recovering from a liver donation.
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Gordons raise £20,500 for Action Cancer

Gordons raise £20,500 for Action Cancer

Staff and customers of Gordons Chemist in Ballymoney have come together once again to raise an incredible £20,500 for Action Cancer throughout 2016.

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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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Breathe Easy Causeway

Breathe Easy Causeway

A mind-opening insight into memory loss was delivered at the February meeting of Breathe Easy Causeway, a subsidiary of the British Lung Foundation.

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Lynda Elliott and baby Arlo Reid. INCR 07-650-CON

Antenatal breastfeeding workshops at Causeway Maternity

New mothers in Causeway Maternity have been given the chance to find out how breastfeeding can protect against childhood obesity.

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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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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.

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The road ahead for Compass

The road ahead for Compass

Young people with a learning disability and their families could benefit from a new project called CAN Pathways: Dream, Believe, Achieve that Compass Advocacy Network (CAN) in Ballymoney is rolling out in the coming months.

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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.

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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.

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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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