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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.

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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.

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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.

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The South Eastern Trust has launched an investigation into the standard of care at Dunmurry Manor on the outskirts of Belfast.

Probe into care standards at Co Antrim nursing home

An investigation has been launched after concerns were raised about the standard of care at a Co Antrim nursing home.

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December 1 is World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day in Northern Ireland

Today is World AIDS Day.

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PHA issues warning about ‘winter vomiting virus’

PHA issues warning about ‘winter vomiting virus’

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.

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Chairperson of Maryland Healthcare, Audrey Lockhead (centre) on site at the new Maryland Healthcare facility with Kenton Hilman and Lisa Allen of Ulster Bank. Pic by Darren Kidd / Press Eye

More than 140 jobs to be created with £8.4m healthcare project

An £8.4million specialist healthcare facility currently under construction on the outskirts of Belfast is set to create at least 140 new jobs, it has been announced.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Men with more masculine tendencies are thought to be more at risk at suffering from mental health issues.

‘Laddish’ men more likely to have mental health issues

Typical ‘lads’ are more likely to suffer mental health problems, a new study suggests.

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A study has found almost half of patients had not achieved an 'excellent recovery' six months later.

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

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Local parents and midwives from the Lagan Valley and Ulster Hospital midwifery-led units enjoying Aqua Natal Yoga.

Mums-to-be invited to Aqua Natal Yoga classes

The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust is inviting mums-to-be to take part in Aqua Natal Yoga classes at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

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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.

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‘Getting Ready for Baby’ programme launched

‘Getting Ready for Baby’ programme launched

The South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a brand new programme ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ in Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit.

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Pain sessions leave people ‘hopeful’

Pain sessions leave people ‘hopeful’

The Highway Inn in Lisburn seems like an unlikely place to find a group of 20 women on a cold Monday morning in October. But that is exactly where ‘The Hopefuls’ met for the celebration event of their BCPP (Building Community Pharmacy Partnership) project.

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A woman receiving her prescription medicine from a pharmacist in Northern Ireland.

Co-codamol pain-killer use in Northern Ireland reaches 100 million tablets a year

The number of co-codamol pain-killers prescribed in Northern Ireland has reached 100 million a year as fears over widespread abuse increase.

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New research has shown that stress can lead to increased alcohol consumption

Stress really does cause you to drink more

Stress really causes you to reach for the bottle more and could lead to a downward spiral of alcoholism, a study warned.

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The winter vomiting bug is on its way say experts.

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Mammals who eat nothing but vegetables can have twice the size of a belly as someone who eats meat.

Veg eaters have bigger bellies

From elephants to tiny shrews, throughout evolution, plant-eating mammals have twice the belly of meat eating predators.

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