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One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

A mother will always go the extra mile for her child but for Castlederg woman Charlotte Caldwell the journey to save her son Billy, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy, was much longer.

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Colin receives kidney dialysis for four and a half hours, three days a week in the Ulster Hospital.

McGuinness legacy will be to shed more light on this serious illness, says NI man with Amyloidosis

Colin Nevin, who suffers from the same rare degenerative health condition which Martin McGuinness was diagnosed with, has spoken of his sorrow at the former Deputy First Minister’s death.

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Kevin King

Charity golf day and gala ball in memory of Kevin King (22)

The family and friends of a young Derry man who died suddenly from a heart condition are to hold a golf tournament and gala ball in his memory this May.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Martin McGuinness

REACTION: Martin McGuinness dies aged 66

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
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Research suggests a key ingredient of cannabis may help to treat anxiety.

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

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Vaping

Cigarette use in decline on National No Smoking Day

Today (March 8) is National No Smoking Day, and appropriately, new figures released show that the number of smokers is at its lowest level since records began in 1974.

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Georgina Doherty pictured with her new born daughter, Saphia Doherty.

Mother offers thanks after roadside birth

A Londonderry woman who gave birth in a car by a roadside has praised the emergency services workers who came to her assistance afterwards.

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Scientists

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.
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Blood pressure medication

New pills to treat high blood pressure on horizon

New pills to treat high blood pressure could soon be available after a medical breakthrough by scientists.

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People with ginger hair are more at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease according to new research.

Red hair link to Parkinson’s disease

Ginger haired people are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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