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One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

A mother will always go the extra mile for her child but for Castlederg woman Charlotte Caldwell the journey to save her son Billy, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, was much longer.

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WATCH: Siobhan backs blood drive to mark agency’s anniversary

Two local women have helped Northern Ireland’s leading extras agency celebrate 10 years as the lifeblood of the local film and TV industry.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Lisburn man Gary Cousins was a runner up at this year's UK British Journal of Nursing Awards.

Gary is runner up at nursing awards

A Four Seasons Health Care nurse from Lisburn has been recognised at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2017.

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Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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Jayne Magee, Boots Pharmacy; Naomi Thompson, Cancer Focus NI; Ryan Bird, Resurgam Trust; Wendy McDowell, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust; Adrian Bird, Resurgam Trust; Gillian Lewis, Resurgam Trust; Claire Black, SEHSCT; and Paul Wood, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

Smokers get a helping hand to kick the habit

The Resurgam Trust teamed up with the South Eastern Health Trust, Cancer Focus NI and Boots to bring the No Smoking Day message to the people of Lisburn on Wednesday, March 8.

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See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
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Research suggests a key ingredient of cannabis may help to treat anxiety.

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

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Jena Magowan receives her prize from staff at MediCare Pharmacy, Market Lane, Lisburn. Pictured (l-r) are Zoe Templeman, Jena Magowan, Clare Hunter and Sheena McBride.

Jena’s colourful poster helps warn about dangers of smoking

A Pond Park Primary School pupil used her creative skills to design a prize-winning poster for national No Smoking Day on March 8.

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Vaping

Cigarette use in decline on National No Smoking Day

Today (March 8) is National No Smoking Day, and appropriately, new figures released show that the number of smokers is at its lowest level since records began in 1974.

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Scientists

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.
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Blood pressure medication

New pills to treat high blood pressure on horizon

New pills to treat high blood pressure could soon be available after a medical breakthrough by scientists.

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People with ginger hair are more at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease according to new research.

Red hair link to Parkinson’s disease

Ginger haired people are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.

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Suzanne Patterson.

Suzanne proud to be an ex-smoker

Dunmurry mum Suzanne Patterson (48) feels like a new woman since she gave up smoking 17 months ago with help from the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Stop Smoking Service.

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Kate Ferguson with Shane McGuigan.

Kate teams up with Carl’s coach

Centra’s Kate Ferguson from Lisburn has teamed up with Carl Frampton’s award-winning and highly respected coach, Shane McGuigan and a panel of top experts to launch a bespoke series of 10-week ‘Restart’ programmes.

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Local people ‘head to nature’ at Portmore

Local people ‘head to nature’ at Portmore

An innovative wellbeing project has recently taken place at RSPB Portmore Lough near Aghalee.

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Kick the habit on No Smoking Day, March 8.

No Smoking Day 2017: Be proud to be a quitter

March 8 offers an opportunity for local smokers to join a growing and proud group of people who have done something amazing for themselves and their families – they have stopped smoking.

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Lisburn church bids farewell to missionaries

Lisburn church bids farewell to missionaries

Lisburn Independent Methodist Church was packed to capacity recently to say farewell to the first family to leave the church for overseas missionary service.

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Local services available for people who self-harm

Local services available for people who self-harm

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is using Self-Harm Awareness Day (March 1) to encourage local people who are affected by self-harm to seek help.

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Anna Andrews

Hillsborough kidney transplant patient celebrates 40-year milestone

An 87-year-old Hillsborough woman celebrated a special event on Sunday, when she became one of the oldest surviving female kidney recipients in Northern Ireland.

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