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.

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.

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.

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

A online petition has been set-up to raise awareness of mental health in Londonderry.

Petition launched to improve mental health facilities in Londonderry

An online petition has been launched to try and improve how mental health is treated in Londonderry.

Health 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 is looking for a vlogging Northern Ireland supermum to join the new online video community.

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.

Billy Caldwell with some of the camping equipment his mother bought in preparation for sleeping rough

Co Tyrone mum sleeping rough in LA to pay for son’s medical bills

A brokenhearted mum from Northern Ireland says she is being forced to sleep rough in Los Angeles to pay for a controversial treatment for her seriously ill son.

This World Cancer Day the Public Health Agency has urged the public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer.

NI public urged to be aware of symptoms on World Cancer Day

Today marks World Cancer Day, and with the sobering statistic that at least one in three of us will get cancer, the Public Health Agency has urged the public to be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer.

On the mobile

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.

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.”

Three year-old Londonderry toddler, Brayden Moore, is critically ill.

Critically ill toddler needs heart transplant

Spare a thought for critically ill Londonderry toddler, Brayden Moore.

Sorcha fought tirelessly despite going through extremely challenging treatments to campaign for the age of smear tests to be lowered. Her loving family continue to fight for the right of all women who request a smear to receive one (Source: Team Sorcha/ Facebook)

Mum of tragic Sorcha urges women ‘demand your right to life’

The mother of Sorcha Glenn, who tragically passed away from cervical cancer aged just 23-years old, has emphasised how important it is to attend your smear test.

Templemore Sports Complex new look fitness suite.

FITNESS: Freebies galore as Templemore relaunch fitness suite

Templemore Sports Complex will mark the opening of their new look fitness suite with a host of giveaways this Monday.

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.

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.

In Northern Ireland cervical screening is offered to women aged 25-49 every three years, and 50-64 year olds every five years.

‘Attend your smear - it can literally save your life’

The Public Health Agency has urged women not to ignore their cervical screening tests – as new figures show it can ‘literally save your life.’

Pictured from left to right are: Stephanie Johnston, Lead Nurse Ophthalmology; Catriona Doherty, Eye Care Liaison Officer RNIB; Kylie Adams, Reception Ophthalmology; Richard Gilmore, Head of Optometry and Lisa Wallace, Optometrist.

Hospital users urged to give feedback in new campaign

The Western Trust has encouraged patients using hospital eye services to share their experiences as part of the 10,000 voices campaign.

John McCourt is confident the report will vindicate his story

HIA inquiry report ‘will vindicate claims of abuse’

A man who says he went crazy after suffering abuse in a Londonderry children’s home is confident that a report on institutional abuse will vindicate his claims.

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.

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