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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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Local Crosskeys man Jimmy OBoyle is taking on the 8 Mile Walk at this years Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in aid of official charity partner Mencap.

Local Crosskeys man Jimmy O’Boyle takes on 8 Mile Walk in aid of Mencap

Local Crosskeys man Jimmy O’Boyle is taking on the 8 Mile Walk for the third year in a row in aid of official charity partner Mencap.

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Billy Caldwell has gone 80 days without an epileptic seizure since taking cannabis oil

Tyrone GP prescribed illegal cannabis oil ‘to put patient’s life first’

The Tyrone GP who wrote a groundbreaking prescription for medicinal cannabis this week said he did so because his patient’s welfare outweighed all other issues.

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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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Tom Diamond and Imelda McGucken, Charis with Ryan Dougan, architect. Press Eye

Cookstown cancer facility celebrates 7th birthday with expansion

Cookstown’s Charis Cancer Care is celebrating its 7th birthday with the announcement of major new plans for the centre.

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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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Battery

Two-year-old girl almost died after swallowing car key battery

Parents have been warned of the dangers of lithium batteries following a near-fatal incident when a toddler swallowed a lithium cell battery which fell out of a button car key

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Over 120 cross the finish line

Over 120 cross the finish line

Over 120 Couch to 5K (C25K) participants gave each other a well-deserved pat on the back recently as they graduated from the latest programme, which was funded through the Northern Partnership for Physical Activity, and delivered by Mid Ulster District Council.

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Worried about spots

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Looking forward to the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party at Specsavers in Cookstown this Friday (14 April) are from left, singer/songwriter Malachi Cush, Swatragh man Gary Loughran with his guide dog Usher and Brian OKane, store director at Specsavers, Cookstown.  The event is part of a fun-packed day for shoppers and visitors to mark both Easter and the official opening of the new Specsavers store.

Why not join the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party?

Specsavers in Cookstown is hosting a ‘Great Guide Dogs Tea Party’ in store on Friday, April 14 from 10am until 1pm.

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Louise aims   for world ‘makeover’

Louise aims for world ‘makeover’

You couldn’t ‘make it up’!

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Marmite

Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Love it or hate it, a Marmite sandwich a day could stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

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Oscar Knox passed away in May 2014, but not before capturing the hearts of the people of Northern Ireland

Oscar’s memory lives on with drug trial cash

The family of little Oscar Knox, whose battle against neuroblastoma captured the hearts of Northern Ireland, have thanked #TeamOscar for helping secure an innovative new drug trial for other children diagnosed with the same condition.

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The study was carried out in the USA.

Women who binge drink BEFORE becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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See where Northern Ireland features!!

Almost half of NI adults risking heart disease

Almost half of all adults in NI are physically inactive, new research suggests.

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Health Service risks collapse - McGlone

Health Service risks collapse - McGlone

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that the absence of a functioning Executive will delay necessary reforms in health care.

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Pictured in Dungannon at the launch of Malachys Fish, Chips & Bicycle Clips UK Charity Cycle: (l-r) Lesley Hammond, Fishermens Mission Charity (NI); Cllr Trevor Wilson, Chair, Mid Ulster Council; Malachy Mallon, Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon and Dr Lynne Gilmore, Seafish (NI).

Fish, chips and bicycle clips, Mal’s on a mission!

The owner of NI’s Best Fish & Chip Shop, The Dolphin in County Tyrone is gearing up to help net £15,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission by setting himself an epic charity cycle challenge - and he’s calling for the public to give their support.

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Getting an injection

Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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