Generous donors give over £15k to family of Ballinderry man ‘critical’ at London hospital

A Just Giving page set up to help support the family of a Ballinderry man who’s in a serious condition in a London Hospital has smashed its £5,000 target.

A pregnant woman

Sugar rush helps first-time mums give birth quicker

A sugar rush helps first-time mums being induced have a shorter labour, a new study found.

Margaret Donnelly was delighted to receive her award from the BBCs Noel Thompson

Cookstown woman named ‘nurse of the year’ at glittering awards

A Cookstown woman who “put patients ahead of herself” for three decades has been named nurse of the 
year at a glittering awards ceremony.

A meal like burger and chips can cause damage to your liver.

Just one fatty meal can damage liver

Just one meal of burger and chips contains enough fat to have an impact on the liver, according to a new study.

A woman sitting down

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

Community get free information and advice on alcohol and health

Community get free information and advice on alcohol and health

Asda Cookstown and Drinkaware, the UK’s leading alcohol education charity, are working together to provide free information and advice on alcohol to the local community.

Sick mum and daughter

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

Pregnant eating

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

A baby crying

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.

One too many

Drinking to forget doesn’t work

Drinking to forget not only doesn't work but actually strengthens bad memories, a new study reveals.

Sean Mullan and sister Eileen have encouraged more people to join the organ donor register

Brother’s ‘mind blowing’ experience after donating kidney to sister

A paramedic who donated a kidney to his sister has spoken of the “mind blowing” experience of giving the gift of life.

Pamela said she was out of breath walking and felt awful going out

Magherafelt woman ‘unable to look at herself’ before amazing weight loss transformed life

A Magherafelt woman has said she is the happiest she has ever been after weight loss of 5.5stone “completely transformed” her life.

Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

The McGeehan family from County Tyrone are encouraging families from across the country to step out on  February 25 for Cancer Fund for Children's Winter Woolly Walk. The family were supported by Cancer Fund for Children after their daughter/sister Cassie (centre) was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010.

Mum encourages families to go walking for kids with cancer

Cancer Fund for Children is delighted to announce that its annual Winter Woolly Walk is back once again in 2017.


Class, not education reason why women delay motherhood

Class rather than education was the main driver for British women delaying motherhood, a new study found.
Support Group for carers in Mid-Ulster

Support Group for carers in Mid-Ulster

People caring for someone with Early Stage dementia are being offered support and advice at monthly carers groups being run by Alzheimer’s Society in Mid Ulster.

The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017.

POLL - Should smoking in a car where children are present be banned?

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, is proposing that smoking in a car where children are present should be made illegal in Northern Ireland.

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The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017. (Photo: Richard Clark)

Proposals to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced an eight-week consultation on regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles when children are present.

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Increasing numbers of older people are being treated at home.

New contact details for health Trust

The Northern Trust has revealed details of a new service model for Mid Ulster area that provides communities with access to a dedicated, local team.

Blood pressure

Only attend 'Emergency Department' if your condition is urgent, urge Health chiefs

Emergency Departments across Northern Ireland are currently experiencing very high levels of pressure, a joint statement from the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency has revealed.

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