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Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Back pain

Housework, handbags and heels cause back pain in young women

High heels, heavy handbags and housework could be behind young women suffering serious back pain while still in their 20s, suggests new research.

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Belfast Royal Academy pupil McKibbin leads Guinness Book attempt in aid of NI Hospice

Golfing sensation Tom McKibbin targets onesie world record for the Northern Ireland Hospice

Teenage Golf sensation Tom McKibbin isn’t content with breaking world records on courses around the world.

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A night out

More than half of female students victims of sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is the biggest risk for female students on a night out according to a new survey by the alcohol education charity Drinkaware.

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Leah Kennedy

Car enthusiasts rally to help buy new wheelchair for little Leah

Car enthusiasts are rallying behind seven-year-old Leah Kennedy from Co Antrim who suffers from cerebral palsy in a bid to raise funds to buy her a much needed lightweight wheelchair.

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Solitary existence

Millions of Brits now happy to live a solitary existence

Millions of Brits are now happy to live a solitary existence, according to new research.

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What's in your child's packed lunch?

Just how unhealthy are your children’s lunchboxes?

Childhood obesity is being fueled by packed lunches, new research has found.

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Mental health investment boost urged as suicides rise 19%

Mental health investment boost urged as suicides rise 19%

The number of suicides has increased by almost a fifth in Northern Ireland, statistics revealed.

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Children enjoying sunshine

More kids play Minecraft than build a den this summer

Today’s children could be missing out on the things their parents enjoyed during their summer holidays.

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Hay fever cases are set to soar across Europe

Hay fever cases set to soar

Millions more people will suffer from hay fever in the future as global warming dramatically increases the pollen count, according to a new study.

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Dromara group reveals collection total

Dromara group reveals collection total

Dromara’s Cancer Research UK group, which raised £9,771.40 with its 2015 collection, thanks its collectors for their time and the public for its generosity.

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Rowandale Primary pupils go the extra mile

Rowandale Primary pupils go the extra mile

Rowandale Primary School was the first school within the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust area to start using ‘The Daily Mile’ in April.

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Anna Johnston

Call for care package for 95-year-old lady

The daughter of a 95-year-old woman from Moira, claims officials are forcing her mother into a home.

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Petition mum meets council

Tracy Mearns, the mother who launched a petition calling on Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council to introduce special pool sessions at Lisburn Leisureplex for children with autism, has met with representatives of the council to discuss issues that have arisen.

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It’s time to apply for free school meals

It’s time to apply for free school meals

Parents of children who may be eligible for free school meals have been urged to apply.

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