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One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

A mother will always go the extra mile for her child but for Castlederg woman Charlotte Caldwell the journey to save her son Billy, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, was much longer.

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Trust promotes better mental health

Trust promotes better mental health

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust in partnership with MindWise is introducing a new range of day opportunities for people with mental health issues that will promote wellbeing and greater social inclusion.

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Social workers make a difference

Social workers make a difference

To mark World Social Work Day the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is raising awareness of how social workers make a difference to so many local people.

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Get active with the new Council gym and swim memberships

Get active with the new Council gym and swim memberships

‘Get Active ABC’ is the brand new pool and gym membership package being offered by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

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Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
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Cigarette use in decline on National No Smoking Day

Today (March 8) is National No Smoking Day, and appropriately, new figures released show that the number of smokers is at its lowest level since records began in 1974.

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Scientists

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.
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People with ginger hair are more at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease according to new research.

Red hair link to Parkinson’s disease

Ginger haired people are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.

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Public appeal as Trust launches annual awards

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched this year’s Excellence Awards and is asking the public to nominate a staff member for the People’s Choice Award, before it is too late.

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Call for diagnosis of Lyme Disease

Call for diagnosis of Lyme Disease

Upper Bann MP David Simpson has met with a local families to hear of their anguish and disappointment of how Lyme Disease is firstly diagnosed, and secondly treated and managed within Northern Ireland.

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Lagan Valley Hospital.

Parking enforcement measures to be introduced at hospital site

Parking enforcement measures are to be introduced at Lagan Valley Hospital in Lisburn from March 1.

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GP crisis: ‘No immediate risk to services in Banbridge’

GP crisis: ‘No immediate risk to services in Banbridge’

General Practice throughout Northern Ireland is in crisis, and many surgeries are struggling to cope due to increasing patient numbers and a shortage of funding.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug.

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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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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The Young Women After Stroke group. INPT07-200.

There is life after stroke, as young women’s group marks second year

Having a stroke at the age of nine or 25 is not in most people’s life plans but for members of the Young Women After Stroke Group it is a reality and one they are learning to recover from with each other’s help.

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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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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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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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