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3/4 of office workers in pain because of jobs, survey finds

Nearly three-quarters of office workers regularly suffer from aches and pains they believe are caused by their jobs, a new survey has shown.

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Scene of the terror attacks in the London Bridge area

NI health staff will ‘learn’ from London and Manchester

The health service in Northern Ireland says it will learn from the recent terror attacks in London and Manchester in case of such an atrocity happening here.

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Gerry O�"Connor and Christine O�"Connor

MNDA event in memory of Tony

Local estate agent Gerry O’Connor recently held a high-profile fundraising event at Titanic Belfast to celebrate the life of his brother Tony O’Connor.

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Barbecues can be fantastic occasions but it's important to be careful when preparing food outside.

VIDEO: How to cook food safely on the BBQ

People all over Northern Ireland will be barbecuing food in their gardens this evening.
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The new laws come into force on May 20, 2017.

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging from this weekend

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Mr Motivator calls on Londonderry folk to do 30 for 30!

Mr Motivator calls on Londonderry folk to do 30 for 30!

Nineties fitness guru Mr Motivator is encouraging Londonderry folk to get sponsored to do 30 minutes of physical activity every day for 30 days in June for Bowel Cancer UK.

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Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Send a 6th birthday message to brave little fighter Bradley Lowery

Today is little battler Bradley Lowery’s sixth birthday and well wishers from across the world have sent him their messages of love.

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The amount of sugar in Lucozade drinks has been reduced by 50 per cent.

Warning over Lucozade sugar reduction

People who use Lucozade drinks to treat low blood sugar levels are being urged to check the labeling on the beverage before consuming it.

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The new laws come into force this week.

E-cigarette laws to change THIS WEEK - Here's how NI vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting Northern Ireland vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

Sick Dungannon child travelling for vital operation left stranded at airport

A sick Dungannon girl travelling to London for vital surgery and her distressed parents were left stranded at the George Best airport for several hours on Monday after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute.

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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from May 8 to May 14.

Five things you can do to improve your mental health

It's Mental Health Awareness Week.
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The findings were published in the British Medical Journal.

Taking common painkillers such as ibuprofen for just a week 'raises heart attack risk'

People who "self-medicate" by taking over the counter painkillers should take heed of new research warning they can increase the risk of a heart attack, say family doctors.

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Lesley Kennedy with her husband Lee and their children Ben, Jake and Corey. Photo: Kevin Copeland.

Help me have ‘precious time’ with my children

A Northern Ireland mother with terminal cancer has pleaded for help to raise funds for treatment to give her ‘precious’ time with her children.
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The Public Health Agency has urged people to make small changes, such as taking public transport to work instead of driving - allowing more walking.

Public Health Agency issues challenge as May marks National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is setting everyone a challenge to put on their walking shoes and see how many steps they can take.

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Ryan Williams, Director, Connected Health.

Connected Health plans to create 63 news jobs in north west

Health and Wellbeing company Connected Health has unveiled plans to create 63 new jobs in the north west across the remainder of 2017.

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An overweight child

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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Carey Anns weight loss journey was so successful, that she started her own Slimming World group in Chapel Road two years ago.

Local Slimming World champion thanks GP for ‘life-changing’ referral

Local woman Carey Ann Clarke, who now works as a Slimming World Consultant, has thanked her General Practitioner after an NHS Weight Loss referral changed her life.

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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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