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Award for Slimming World’s Lynn

A weight loss expert from Coleraine has won an award for the exceptional work she does helping people in the area to lose weight every week.

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VIDEO: Little Billy Caldwell becomes first child to receive cannabis on prescription

An 11 year-old from Northern Ireland has become the first child in Ireland or the U.K. to be prescribed medicinal cannabis through the National Health Service (N.H.S.).

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Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

The average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter.

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The coroner said "the public must know about the dangers of holding babies in this way".

Tragedy of 25-day-old baby girl who died after mother fell asleep while holding her in bed

A coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.

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Free training for caregivers

Free training for caregivers

People who support or care for a person living with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual at Ballymoney Town Hall on Monday, April 24 at 10am, Bushmills Community Centre on Monday, April 24 at 2pm, and Millburn Community Centre, Coleraine on Friday, April 28 at 10am and for six weeks thereafter.

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It’s time to shape up this Easter!

It’s time to shape up this Easter!

It might be the Easter holidays, yet that’s no excuse to put off your new healthy-eating regime, according to a Coleraine healthy eating expert.

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The study was conducted in Spain.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study has found.

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Two-year-old girl almost died after swallowing car key battery

Parents have been warned of the dangers of lithium batteries following a near-fatal incident when a toddler swallowed a lithium cell battery which fell out of a button car key

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Gareth and Judith Smyth, with twin sons Wallace and Austin. They are hosting an open day at their Cloughmills farm on Saturday 22nd April to raise money for the Perinatal Trust Fund at the RVH Neonatal Unit.

Family farm event to thank Neonatal Unit

The Perinatal Trust Fund at the Royal Victoria Hospital’s Neonatal Unit is set to benefit from the proceeds of a charity event hosted by the Smyth family from Cloughmills.

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Worried about spots

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Call for £12,000 to buy African wells

Call for £12,000 to buy African wells

The Drop Inn Ministries is urging the local community to help raise £12,000 to provide three water wells in Burkina Faso, Africa.

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Matthew set for London Marathon

Matthew set for London Marathon

A Ballymoney man is set to don his trainers to take part in this year’s London Marathon.

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Easter health advice

Easter health advice

The Health and Social Care Board and the Public Health Agency together with the Northern Trust, local GPs, pharmacists and dentists have been working to ensure that local people have access to urgent care services over the Easter holiday period.

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Steve Dayman, founder of Meningitis Now (right, holding walking shoes) with local supporter Sylvia Dunlop of Ballymena and the charity's Northern Ireland Community Ambassader Carl Monteith.

Charity walker steps out for Meningitis Now

A charity campaigner, who has walked over 12,000 miles and raised over £2 million to fight meningitis, is stepping out on his 34th and final long-distance walk in May.

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‘Last chance’ for dad of five John

‘Last chance’ for dad of five John

A charity truck and tractor show is being held in Loughgiel Millennium Centre later this month to help raise £65,000 to send a local man to South America for a life-changing operation.

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Could you take up the Challenge for Cancer Focus NI?

Could you take up the Challenge for Cancer Focus NI?

Join Cancer Focus NI as a marshall at the Run Mucker Run challenge event on Saturday, April 22.

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Record entries expected as rugby legend Stephen Ferris launches 5k run at Belfast City Airport

Record entries expected as rugby legend Stephen Ferris launches 5k run at Belfast City Airport

Businesses in the Ballymoney and Coleraine area are being urged to enter the hugely-popular Grant Thornton Runway Run as it returns for a third year, with a record number of entries from the local business community expected for the 2017 event.

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Marmite

Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Love it or hate it, a Marmite sandwich a day could stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

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Oscar Knox passed away in May 2014, but not before capturing the hearts of the people of Northern Ireland

Oscar’s memory lives on with drug trial cash

The family of little Oscar Knox, whose battle against neuroblastoma captured the hearts of Northern Ireland, have thanked #TeamOscar for helping secure an innovative new drug trial for other children diagnosed with the same condition.

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The study was carried out in the USA.

Women who binge drink BEFORE becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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