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Bereaved Cookstown dad running London Marathon in honour of lost twins and ‘courageous wife’

The father of identical twins lost after surgery to treat Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) is running the London Marathon to fund research into the condition.

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PCSP chair Cllr Frances Burton with Ulster Bank's Emma OHagan, PSNI Inspector Keith Jamieson and PCSP VC Ciar�n McElhone

Life-saving defibrillator installed in Dungannon

A life-saving defibrillator has been installed on the wall of Ulster Bank Dungannon in conjunction with the area’s Police and Community safety Partnership.

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Tyrone GAA star changing sides for a good cause

Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh is lending his support to this Saturday's Cycle Against Suicide spin-off - even though it's the Armagh leg and it took all he had to handle the orange jersey.

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Epilepsy Action Group meeting in Cookstown

Epilepsy Action Group meeting in Cookstown

If you or anyone care for suffers from epilepsy, Epilepsy Action Group are inviting you join them for a cuppa and a chat in Cookstown tonight.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug.

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Marks & Spencer Northern Ireland has revealed a new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), an organisation who aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, as well offering specialist support to affected families and young people. The development comes after M&S Newtownbreda Foodhall Manager, Matthew Thompson, tragically died from a previously undiagnosed heart condition while jogging on the Lagan Towpath in June last year. Pictured are Lauren McCaughtry, Matthew's partner and fellow M&S employee, and M&S Head of Region, Ryan Lemon, as they announce the partnership.

M&S announce partnership with heart charity CRY

Marks & Spencer stores in Co Tyrone has revealed a new partnership with leading heart charity, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), an organisation who aim to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, as well as offering specialist support to affected families and young people.

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Experts have discovered a link between fizzy drinks and liver disease.

Fizzy drinks spark liver disease warning

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, biscuits, cakes and ice cream is causing an epidemic of liver disease among youngsters, warns new research.

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Learning from Patient Experience

Learning from Patient Experience

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has hosted a special celebration event to share and learn from some of the Best Practice across Allied Health Professional Services.

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Getting some Vitamin D

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

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Blood cancer survivor fronts campaign

Blood cancer survivor fronts campaign

Craig Mawhinney is one of the faces of local charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma NI’s new blood cancer awareness campaign, Empty Chairs.

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Being healthy improves your bank account

Eight ways a healthy lifestyle can improve your finances

This time of year everyone is thinking about getting healthy but have you ever thought about improving your financial fitness

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VIDEO: Tyrone tot begs help for his brother after teen's tragic death

A Coalisland tot is asking help for his big brother, who suffers from the same condition that yesterday (February 9) claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy.

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ChannelMum.com wants to hear from mums in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland mums wanted for paid vlogging role

One of the UK’s first ever all-video parenting site ChannelMum.com is looking for a vlogging Northern Ireland supermum to join the new online video community.

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A disabled woman being interviewed

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple.

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Child Sexual Exploitation can happen to any child anywhere

Vigilance is key to protecting your child from sexual exploitation

Parents across the Mid Ulster area are being urged to be aware of the risk of Child Sexual Exploitation.

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Northern Irelands first Dementia Champions pictured at a graduation ceremony in the Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown.

Graduation of Dementia Champions

Northern Ireland’s first cohort of Dementia Champions has been unveiled at graduation ceremony in Cookstown.

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Northern Irelands first Dementia Champions pictured at a graduation ceremony in the Glenavon Hotel in Cookstown

Dementia champions graduate after specialist training

Northern Ireland’s first cohort of Dementia Champions have today been unveiled at  graduation ceremony in Cookstown.
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Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

An entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

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Dr Fiona Carey, Consultant Clinical Lead in Sexual Health with the South Eastern Health Trust.

Top doctor says rise in HIV cases is ‘a worrying trend’

One of Northern Ireland’s leading sexual health professionals has described the continuing rise in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases here as “a worrying trend.”

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Sin�ad Brady of the Empower Project; Conal, Niamh and Karen Craig; Lucia, Conor, Fionnt�n and Kieran Boyle; and Sandra Anderson of CYPSP.

The Empower Project hold very successful Family Fun Day

The Empower project recently held a Family Fun day in partnership with Children and Young Peoples Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) in Magherafelt Youth Centre on Saturday, January 21.

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