Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

The car seat being recalled

Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.
Boy eating a burger

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

Sydney Anderson MLA, Claire Boylan and William Humphrey MLA

Anderson attends special reception held by Muscular Dystrophy UK

Upper Bann DUP MLA Sydney Anderson recently attended a special reception at Parliament Buildings, Stormont held by Muscular Dystrophy UK.


Ambulance turnaround times are questioned

More than 2,000 ambulances had to wait more than an hour during patient handovers at Craigavon Area Hospital, it has been revealed.

A robin

Feeders and crows bad news for robins

Bird feeders that attract crows could spell bad news for the red breasted robin, a new study found.

Victoria Poole with Jo-Ann Dobson

Nan’s death inspires cancer campaign

A Scarva woman who lost her grandmother to pancreatic cancer is campaigning to raise awareness of the disease.

Dobson appointed charity patron

Dobson appointed charity patron

Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has been appointed patron for the Northern Ireland charity Hope 4 ME & Fibro.


Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.

Exercising is good for young minds

Lack of exercise slows up learning

Boys are failing at school because they don't get enough exercise which boosts oxygen flow to the brain, according to new research.


Hole in the Wall Gang in hospital message

The cast of Give My Head Peace have been driving home a serious message in a humourous way for Craigavon Area Hospital.

Mary Lockhart

Southern Trust PREP for Stroke Survivors

A Post Rehab Exercise Program, developed by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) in partnership with the Southern Trust is now being made available to people throughout the country.

December 1 is World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day in Northern Ireland

Today is World AIDS Day.

That sickly feeling - beware the winter 'vomiting bug'

Health warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is making people aware of the presence of the winter vomiting and diarrhoea virus, also known as norovirus, circulating in the community.

A man suffering from stress

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

A doctor checking a child

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

From right to left- Bryce McMurray (Acting Director, Mental Health and Disability Service Southern Health and Social Care Trust), Roberta Brownlee (Chair, Southern Health and Social Care Trust), Sydney Anderson MLA, Joanne McDowell (Northern Ireland Director, Big Lottery Fund), Dr Paddy Woods (Deputy Chief Medical Officer)

MLA backs Trust scheme

Local DUP MLA Sydney Anderson has given his backing to Alcohol Awareness Week which took place from November 14 to 20 by attending an event hosted by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust showcasing its Big Lottery Impact of Alcohol Portfolio.

A youngster enjoying his milk

Full-fat milk leads to leaner children, says study

Children drinking full-fat milk are leaner than those given a low-fat option, a new study has revealed.

Justine McConville

Doctors gave her family no hope of survival but now Justine believes in miracles

Just a couple of months ago Justine McConville was critically ill and in an induced coma with doctors giving her little hope of survival - now the schoolgirl believes in miracles.

MLA meets with
Spina Bifida charity

MLA meets with Spina Bifida charity

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart has met with Cathy McKillop the NI Director of Shine UK, a Spina Bifida charity.

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