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Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

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The amount of sugar in Lucozade drinks has been reduced by 50 per cent.

Warning over Lucozade sugar reduction

People who use Lucozade drinks to treat low blood sugar levels are being urged to check the labeling on the beverage before consuming it.

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The new laws come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here's how NI vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Northern Ireland vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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Craigavon struggling to cope with record patient numbers

One in three local patients who attended their nearest Accident and Emergency Department were kept waiting for longer than they should have.

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Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

A sick Dungannon girl travelling to London for vital surgery and her distressed parents were left stranded at the George Best airport for several hours on Monday after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute.

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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 8 to May 14.

Five things you can do to improve your mental health

It's Mental Health Awareness Week.
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DUP representatives Edwin Poots MLA and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson have welcomed the granting of full planning approval for the new health centre project at Lagan Valley Hospital.

Green light for £30m health centre plan

Plans for a new £30 million health centre development in Lisburn have officially been given the green light by planners.

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The findings were published in the British Medical Journal.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.

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Some protestors outside a packed board meeting of the Southern Health and Social Care Board at Craigavon Hospital today

Health summit to be held into crisis at Daisy Hill

A summit is to be held into the future of Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Department, health chiefs announced today.

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CRAIGAVON AREA HOSPITAL

Large numbers expected for Craigavon protest at possible closure of Daisy Hill ED

A large protest at a possible temporary closure of the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry is to take place tomorrow morning at Craigavon Hospital.

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An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
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CRAIGAVON AREA HOSPITAL

Craigavon £1m contingency plan

Concern has been voiced that Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department may be overwhelmed despite a £1m contingency fund in the event Daisy Hill Hospital may be forced to close.

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Margaret Keenan who suffers from Parkinson's. INPT15-206.

‘Research could give me back my life again’

A seemingly simple task such as wrapping presents is far from straightforward when you have Parkinson’s, as Portadown woman Margaret Keenan can testify to.

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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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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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Battery

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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Carla Lockhart MLA with the Southern Trust Chief Executive

Concerns raised over health trust pressures

Concerns have been raised over what was described as the ‘ongoing crisis’ within the health system.

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Hospital traffic and parking on the agenda

Upper Bann DUP MP David Simpson has met with the Interim Chief of the Southern Health Trust, Stephen McNally.

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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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