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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Health 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 is looking for a vlogging Northern Ireland supermum to join the new online video community.

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.

On the mobile

Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

An entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

Dr Fiona Carey, Consultant Clinical Lead in Sexual Health with the South Eastern Health Trust.

Top doctor says rise in HIV cases is ‘a worrying trend’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading sexual health professionals has described the continuing rise in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases here as “a worrying trend.”

MLA Carla Lockhart.

Call for out-of-hour GP facility in Banbridge

DUP Upper Bann Assembly candidate Carla Lockhart has called for the provision of an out-of-hours doctors facility in Banbridge.

A pregnant woman

Sugar rush helps first-time mums give birth quicker

A sugar rush helps first-time mums being induced have a shorter labour, a new study found.

A meal like burger and chips can cause damage to your liver.

Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

Judith Spence, Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists and Gareth Hampton, Clinical Director for Emergency Care, Southern Health and Social Care Trust with Michael McKiverigan, one of the patients who has benefitted from the new First Contact Physiotherapy Service at Craigavon Area Hospital.

New physiotherapy service in Southern Trust area

Residents in Banbridge will be able to benefit from a new physiotherapy service, which is helping to speed up care for patients who come to Craigavon Area Hospital’s Emergency Department with musculoskeletal problems.

A woman sitting down

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years

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

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.

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..

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.

Sean Mullan, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Station Manager became a Living Organ Donor to his sister Eileen, a Non Executive Director for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust

‘Giving my sister the gift of life was very surreal and mindblowing’

A paramedic who donated a kidney to his Katesbridge sister has spoken of the “mind blowing” experience ofgiving the gift of life.

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