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Two south Tyrone GPs sign up to online booking and repeat prescriptions

Two GP practices in the Dungannon area have signed up to online booking services for doctors appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions.

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Cannabis

Dope smoking on the rise among the over-50s

The number of Baby Boomers - who grew up in the Sixties - getting spaced out on cannabis has almost doubled in the last eight years.

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The car seat being recalled

Child car seats recalled

Mamas & Papas is recalling a number of child car seats following safety concerns.
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Boy eating a burger

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

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A robin

Feeders and crows bad news for robins

Bird feeders that attract crows could spell bad news for the red breasted robin, a new study found.

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Nuts

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.

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Exercising is good for young minds

Lack of exercise slows up learning

Boys are failing at school because they don't get enough exercise which boosts oxygen flow to the brain, according to new research.

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Hole in the Wall Gang in hospital message

The cast of Give My Head Peace have been driving home a serious message in a humourous way for Craigavon Area Hospital.

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December 1 is World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day in Northern Ireland

Today is World AIDS Day.

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That sickly feeling - beware the winter 'vomiting bug'

Health warning as winter vomiting bug spreads across Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is making people aware of the presence of the winter vomiting and diarrhoea virus, also known as norovirus, circulating in the community.

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A man suffering from stress

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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A doctor checking a child

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

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Men with more masculine tendencies are thought to be more at risk at suffering from mental health issues.

‘Laddish’ men more likely to have mental health issues

Typical ‘lads’ are more likely to suffer mental health problems, a new study suggests.

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A study has found almost half of patients had not achieved an 'excellent recovery' six months later.

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

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A youngster enjoying his milk

Full-fat milk leads to leaner children, says study

Children drinking full-fat milk are leaner than those given a low-fat option, a new study has revealed.

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Office bully

How to survive having a nightmare boss

Over demanding, unprofessional, demeaning and unrealistic, if these traits sound strikingly familiar your boss sounds like a daily office nightmare.

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The Curran family were supported by the Ardboe community in their bid to raise funds for Stewartstown Health Centre

Ardboe family raise £5k for defibrillators after Stewartstown GPs save brother

An Ardboe family has raised £5k for defibrillators in rural areas, after their brother’s life was saved by staff at Stewartstown Health Centre.

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There are fears over the abuse of prescriptions in N. Ireland.

Co-codamol pain-killer use in the North of Ireland reaches 100 million tablets a year

The number of co-codamol pain-killers prescribed in the North of Ireland has reached 100 million a year as fears over widespread abuse increase.

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New research has shown that stress can lead to increased alcohol consumption

Stress really does cause you to drink more

Stress really causes you to reach for the bottle more and could lead to a downward spiral of alcoholism, a study warned.

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