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VIDEO: How to cook food safely on the BBQ

People all over Northern Ireland will be barbecuing food in their gardens this evening.
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Jo celebrates being alive at Lagan regatta

Jo celebrates being alive at Lagan regatta

Breast cancer survivor, Jo Myles from Lisburn, and the Lagan Dragons, Northern Ireland’s only breast cancer survivors dragon boat team, are gearing up to host their first ever regatta on the River Lagan on June 3.

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The new laws come into force on May 20, 2017.

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Karyn Wilson

Former DUP MLA mourns ‘big-hearted’ sister

A DUP councillor has paid tribute to his “big-hearted” sister, who has died suddenly.

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A generic image of a cannabis plant

Suspected drug importer held as £70k-worth of cannabis found

It is believed that about £70,000-worth of cannabis has been seized in Co Down, the PSNI has said.

Crime
Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

Offbeat
The amount of sugar in Lucozade drinks has been reduced by 50 per cent.

Warning over Lucozade sugar reduction

People who use Lucozade drinks to treat low blood sugar levels are being urged to check the labeling on the beverage before consuming it.

Health
The new laws come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here's how NI vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Northern Ireland vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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The allegations have been under investigation for more than four months

Whistleblower allegations prompt inquiry into £80m health contracts

The Civil Service is investigating a whistleblower’s allegations of a potential conflict of interest in an £80 million health project, it has confirmed.

Health
Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

A sick Dungannon girl travelling to London for vital surgery and her distressed parents were left stranded at the George Best airport for several hours on Monday after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute.

Health
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 8 to May 14.

Five things you can do to improve your mental health

It's Mental Health Awareness Week.
Health
DUP representatives Edwin Poots MLA and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson have welcomed the granting of full planning approval for the new health centre project at Lagan Valley Hospital.

Green light for £30m health centre plan

Plans for a new £30 million health centre development in Lisburn have officially been given the green light by planners.

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The findings were published in the British Medical Journal.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.

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Lagan Valley Hospital Sonographers who recently took part in specialist fetal cardiac training by charity Tiny Tickers are (l-r) Ita Caldwell, Jacqui Adams, Catherine Raleigh and Pauline Mawhinney.

Lagan Valley Hospital staff undertake specialist training

Sonographers at Lagan Valley Hospital have undertaken specialist fetal cardiac training to help detect heart defects in babies during pregnancy scans.

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Dr Colum Rooney.

Lisburn optometrist achieves academic first

A Lisburn man has become the first optometrist in Northern Ireland to graduate with a Doctorate in Optometry.

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An overweight child

Obese children ‘four times more likely’ to develop Type 2 diabetes

Obese children are at four times the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, warns new research.
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VIDEO: Little Billy Caldwell becomes first child to receive cannabis on prescription

An 11 year-old from Northern Ireland has become the first child in Ireland or the U.K. to be prescribed medicinal cannabis through the National Health Service (N.H.S.).

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Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

The average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter.

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The coroner said "the public must know about the dangers of holding babies in this way".

Tragedy of 25-day-old baby girl who died after mother fell asleep while holding her in bed

A coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.

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The study was conducted in Spain.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study has found.

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