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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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Billy Caldwell has gone 80 days without an epileptic seizure since taking cannabis oil

Tyrone GP prescribed illegal cannabis oil ‘to put patient’s life first’

The Tyrone GP who wrote a groundbreaking prescription for medicinal cannabis this week said he did so because his patient’s welfare outweighed all other issues.

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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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Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter bank holiday

The average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter.

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The coroner said "the public must know about the dangers of holding babies in this way".

Tragedy of 25-day-old baby girl who died after mother fell asleep while holding her in bed

A coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.

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The study was conducted in Spain.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study has found.

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Battery

Two-year-old girl almost died after swallowing car key battery

Parents have been warned of the dangers of lithium batteries following a near-fatal incident when a toddler swallowed a lithium cell battery which fell out of a button car key

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Over 120 cross the finish line

Over 120 cross the finish line

Over 120 Couch to 5K (C25K) participants gave each other a well-deserved pat on the back recently as they graduated from the latest programme, which was funded through the Northern Partnership for Physical Activity, and delivered by Mid Ulster District Council.

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Worried about spots

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Marmite

Eating plenty of Marmite boosts the brain

Love it or hate it, a Marmite sandwich a day could stave off Alzheimer's disease, according to new research.

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Oscar Knox passed away in May 2014, but not before capturing the hearts of the people of Northern Ireland

Oscar’s memory lives on with drug trial cash

The family of little Oscar Knox, whose battle against neuroblastoma captured the hearts of Northern Ireland, have thanked #TeamOscar for helping secure an innovative new drug trial for other children diagnosed with the same condition.

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The study was carried out in the USA.

Women who binge drink BEFORE becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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See where Northern Ireland features!!

Almost half of NI adults risking heart disease

Almost half of all adults in NI are physically inactive, new research suggests.

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Health Service risks collapse - McGlone

Health Service risks collapse - McGlone

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster Patsy McGlone has warned that the absence of a functioning Executive will delay necessary reforms in health care.

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Pictured in Dungannon at the launch of Malachys Fish, Chips & Bicycle Clips UK Charity Cycle: (l-r) Lesley Hammond, Fishermens Mission Charity (NI); Cllr Trevor Wilson, Chair, Mid Ulster Council; Malachy Mallon, Dolphin Takeaway, Dungannon and Dr Lynne Gilmore, Seafish (NI).

Fish, chips and bicycle clips, Mal’s on a mission!

The owner of NI’s Best Fish & Chip Shop, The Dolphin in County Tyrone is gearing up to help net £15,000 for the Fishermen’s Mission by setting himself an epic charity cycle challenge - and he’s calling for the public to give their support.

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Keith and friends tackle Slieve Gallion

Keith and friends tackle Slieve Gallion

Inspire Mental Health in Dungannon received a welcome gift recently in the form of a donation of £960 from a bunch of intrepid fundraisers who have christened themselves the ‘Gallion Hallions’.

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Josiane Umumarashavu (26) from Rwanda sees the ocean for the first time on her visit to Ireland. Photo: Niamh McCarthy

Josiane says huge thank you to all

13 years after featuring on the Trócaire box, Josiane leaves Rwanda for the first time and visits Ireland to thank people for their support

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Getting an injection

Soon babies could get 5 in 1 vaccination from birth

A one-shot jab to protect newborns against meningitis and other fatal infections has been developed by scientists.
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One mother’s long fight to save her young son’s life

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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Joe and Paul finish tractor run

Joe and Paul finish tractor run

Over the St Patrick’s day weekend Joe and Paul Molloy completed their Journey of almost 515 miles from Mizen head to Malin head raising £23,000 in the process. This colossal journey was arranged as a fundraising event for two charities Kilronan special school in Magherafelt and Sands a stillbirth and neonatal bereavement organisation. The pair hoped to raise £10,000 for the charities and planned on taking almost four days to complete, however with their commitment and dedication that’s not how the story went.

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