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‘Celebrate our differences rather than discriminate against us’ say men with learning difficulties

A group of Co Antrim men with learning difficulties have made a charming film encouraging people to celebrate their differences.

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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.’

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An additional �858.75 was raised for MND NI from Santa's Pony Parade Ballycastle, an annual parade and street collection organised by the local horse-riding community.

Generous donation to charity

Nigel Gray, Retail Director, Nisa Retail recently met with Stephen Thompson, representative of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (Northern Ireland branch) to present a generous donation towards the charity’s work supporting and advocating for patients in the region.

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Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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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.

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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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Stefan creates film to show he is more than his disabilities

Stefan creates film to show he is more than his disabilities

A Ballymoney man has created a film to challenge the ‘negative and patronising’ attitudes people display towards those with learning difficulties.

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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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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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Bengoa Report consultation

Bengoa Report consultation

The Department of Health would like to invite anyone with an interest in the future reconfiguration of health and social care services to a meeting on Wednesday, January 11, in the Sandel Centre, 6 Knocklynn Road, Coleraine.

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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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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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