Implant could help the blind to see again

A life-changing implant, which could help the blind see again, has been developed by scientists.

Magherafelt man Dougie Wylie

Magherafelt man to launch charity to raise awareness of rare brain condition

The family of a Magherafelt man battling a debilitating brain condition is appealing for the public to get behind a charity being set up to help find a cure.

New advice could reduce cot death risk by 50 per cent.

Babies should share bedroom with parents - but in their own bed

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.
Thoes behind the Walk of Hope are, from left, deputy chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sharon McAleer, and Dr Leonard McCammon and back, from left, Rev G Tremer, Sean McElhatton, Mid Ulster District Council, Helen Kirkpatrick, The Beacon Centre, Rev A Rawding and Donna Arrell, The Beacon Centre

Hundreds expected at this year's Walk of Hope in Cookstown

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in this year's Walk of Hope, as year-on-year the event gathers more supporters in the local area.

Future of Cookstown care home secure after landlords agree to step in

Future of Cookstown care home secure after landlords agree to step in

The current landlords of Cookstown’s Fairfields Care Centre have ensured the facility’s future by agreeing to take over its management.

Denise Murtagh and Alanna Collins have joined Team100s sky dive

Sisters to Leap from sky for Luke

Two Donaghmore sisters have promised to leap from a plane for little Luke O’Hanlon, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

A compound found in red wine can help prevent a common condition

Red wine’s new health benefits

A glass red wine a day could help prevent women developing a common condition that can stop them having children, according to new research.

Angelina Jolie

More cancer patients following Angelina Jolie and demanding double mastectomy

Women with the early stages of breast cancer are following Angelina Jolie's example and demanding double mastectomies.

The number of cases of enterovirus has more than doubled in the last 12 months.

WARNING: Children at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued in parts of the U.K. warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

File photo. PA Wire

Future of Cookstown’s Fairfields care home ‘hangs in the balance’

“It appears that the future of Fairfields care home hangs in the balance,” a Mid Ulster MLA has said.

Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

Brendan Holland viewing the skeleton of renowned Irish giant Charles Byrne

Tyrone ‘giant’ causes stir after appearing on BBC Breakfast TV to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for mutant gene

A Dungannon man has found himself at the centre of media attention after appearing on BBC Breakfast to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for a genetic defect that produces giants.

Food hygiene rating

Cookstown eateries must now have food hygiene rating on show

Businesses and organisations that handle food in Mid Ulster must now display their food hygiene ratings, so they can be seen by the public.

Clodagh Dunlop

PSNI welcomes return to work of Clodagh Dunlop after battle with locked in syndrome

Police in Foyle have hailed the return to work of 37-year-old Constable Clodagh Dunlop today - after her “incredible battle over locked in syndrome”.

Constable Clodagh Dunlop, collecting the Personal Policing award at the Policing with the Community G District awards, held in the City Hotel.  INLS 1241-505MT.

Magherafelt woman helps to raise awareness of communication disability

A Magherafelt woman who suffered locked-in syndrome after a massive stroke, is taking place in an exhibition to raise awareness of communication disability.

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Doctors are warning of a rise on e-cigarette injuries

Doctors Warn of Explosive E-Cigs

Doctors are calling for tougher regulation on imports and more guidance for smokers as the number of e-cigarettes exploding increases.

Women waiting 35 weeks for cancer tests

Women waiting 35 weeks for cancer tests

Women in the Southern Trust area are waiting up to 35 weeks for a routine breast referral, it has been revealed.

In the gym

A new gym buddy ‘is key to working out more’

Teaming up with a new gym buddy is the best way to a new body, according to new research.

Coffee may keep the doctor away

Three cups of coffee a day keeps the doctor away

Women over 65 who drink two or three cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of dementia by more than a third, according to new research.

Working long hours

One in seven under-30s plan to use ‘smart drugs’ to boost concentration

One in seven people under 30 plan to use ‘smart drugs’ over the next year, according to new research.

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