Babies should share bedroom with parents - but in their own bed

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.
A compound found in red wine can help prevent a common condition

Red wine’s new health benefits

A glass red wine a day could help prevent women developing a common condition that can stop them having children, according to new research.

Angelina Jolie

More cancer patients following Angelina Jolie and demanding double mastectomy

Women with the early stages of breast cancer are following Angelina Jolie's example and demanding double mastectomies.

The number of cases of enterovirus has more than doubled in the last 12 months.

WARNING: Children at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued in parts of the U.K. warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

Winnie Chambers receives her award from Trust Chairman Colm McKenna.

Well done Winnie! Lagan Valley midwife goes the extra mile

Midwife Winnie Chambers from Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit won the top prize for ‘Going The Extra Mile’ at the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust Chairman’s Recognition Awards.

Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

Brendan Holland viewing the skeleton of renowned Irish giant Charles Byrne

Tyrone ‘giant’ causes stir after appearing on BBC Breakfast TV to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for mutant gene

A Dungannon man has found himself at the centre of media attention after appearing on BBC Breakfast to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for a genetic defect that produces giants.

Doctors are warning of a rise on e-cigarette injuries

Doctors Warn of Explosive E-Cigs

Doctors are calling for tougher regulation on imports and more guidance for smokers as the number of e-cigarettes exploding increases.

MLA warns of ‘booze meltdown’ among teenagers

MLA warns of ‘booze meltdown’ among teenagers

A Lagan Valley MLA has warned that “there is a real danger of a booze meltdown among our teenage population.”

In the gym

A new gym buddy ‘is key to working out more’

Teaming up with a new gym buddy is the best way to a new body, according to new research.

Mayor Brian Bloomfield MBE and Councillor Margaret Tolerton, Chair of the Heart City Steering Group, welcomed guests to Lagan Valley Island to mark 100 years since the birth of Professor Frank Pantridge CBE, inventor of the mobile defibrillator. Also pictured are Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA; Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mrs Joan Christie OBE; Freemen of the City, Ivan Davis OBE; Seamus Close OBE; Councillor Janet Gray; Dame Mary Peters CH DBE and Director of Environmental Services, Heather Moore. Pic by Steven McAuley, McAuley Multimedia

Event celebrates Professor Frank Pantridge and his life-saving invention

The life and work of Professor Frank Pantridge, inventor of the mobile defibrillator, was celebrated at a special event in Lisburn this week.

Banbridge girl Emily Wallace will feature in True North: My Wig and Me on BBC1 Northern Ireland on Monday night, October 10.

TV cameras follow Corbet girl as she battles leukaemia and has to cope with losing her hair

A brave Banbridge schoolgirl who has been battling cancer for the past 12 months is to feature in a new BBC documentary, which is due to air next week.

Minister Paul Givan MLA hands over defibrillators to Mark Montgomery and Scott Maine (Hazama Judo Club), Alison Slater and Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators Fencing Club), Michael Harrison and Colin McNeil (Rockmount Golf Club), Mark McCormick (Moira FC), Stephen Agnew and Aileen Agnew (Lisnagarvey Boxing Club), and Ken Stewart (Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club). Pic by Brian Thompson

Life-saving initiative: Defibrillators handed over to local sports clubs

Several local sports clubs have been presented with new life-saving equipment as part of the ‘Defibrillators for Sport’ initiative.

Working long hours

One in seven under-30s plan to use ‘smart drugs’ to boost concentration

One in seven people under 30 plan to use ‘smart drugs’ over the next year, according to new research.

Obese child

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

The obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, new research suggests.

MLA pledges her support

MLA pledges her support

Upper Bann MLA and Ulster Unionist Health spokesperson Joanne Dobson was delighted to host the Millions Missing demonstration at Stormont this week.

Ian Green and his mum, Joan, (back left), are pictured collecting their cruise tickets from Briege McElroy, Manager of Oasis Travel Lisburn, as Cavan ONeill and his mum, Emma, look forward to the journey which they hope will change Cavans life. Pic by Bill Smyth

Dunmurry boy Cavan preparing for life-changing journey

A three-year-old Dunmurry boy who suffers from Cerebral Palsy is to undergo pioneering surgery in a bid to help him walk.

Valerie Westfield using Reiki to treat a horse

Valerie the animal Reiki Master

Meet Valerie Westfield, an animal Reiki Master who uses the ancient Japanese art of hands on healing to help horses and pets.

Rita McAlonan with her late father Gerry

Rita helps to raise over £5,000 in memory of late father Gerry

A Crumlin woman and her family have helped to raise an amazing £5,000 in memory of her father Gerry Monaghan who died, just over a month ago.

A woman with the common cold

One-size-fits-all cure for the common cold on its way

A cure for the common cold could be on the horizon, according to new research.

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