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GP protest slams ‘sticking plaster’ solution

Supporters attending a protest in Portadown were told that the temporary solutions which had been put in place to save a GP practice were simply a “sticking plaster”.

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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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Sick mum and daughter

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Pregnant eating

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

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A baby crying

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.

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Portadown Health Centre

GP withdraws from taking over Portadown medical practice contract

The GP contractor, who had been confirmed as taking on the troubled Bannview Medical Practice in Portadown, has withdrawn from the contract.

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Rise in cost of school meals ‘unacceptable’ says SDLP

Rise in cost of school meals ‘unacceptable’ says SDLP

News that school meals are set to rise by 30 pence a day has been described as ‘unacceptable’.

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CRAIGAVON AREA HOSPITAL

Car parking charges at Craigavon GP Out of Hours unit branded ‘outrageous’

Car parking charges at the GP Out of Hours Service in Craigavon are ‘outrageous and a tax on the sick’, says UKiP.

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One too many

Drinking to forget doesn’t work

Drinking to forget not only doesn't work but actually strengthens bad memories, a new study reveals.

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Sean Mullan and sister Eileen have encouraged more people to join the organ donor register

Brother’s ‘mind blowing’ experience after donating kidney to sister

A paramedic who donated a kidney to his sister has spoken of the “mind blowing” experience of giving the gift of life.

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Gerry McElwee, head of cancer prevention at Cancer Focus NI, and health promotion officer Maresa McGettigan, discuss the benefits of ManPowered, the charitys new healthy lifestyle project for men with low risk prostate cancer.

Charity getting ManPowered

ManPowered is an innovative healthy lifestyle project which will be launched by Cancer Focus Northern Ireland in Craigavon soon aims to improve the health outcomes of local men who have low risk prostate cancer.

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Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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Motherhood

Class, not education reason why women delay motherhood

Class rather than education was the main driver for British women delaying motherhood, a new study found.
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Portadown Health Centre

‘Protest played big role in saving GP practice’

The threat of protest played a role in securing a new GP service provider at Portadown Health Centre, according to the man leading the charge to save the Bannview Practice.

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The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017.

POLL - Should smoking in a car where children are present be banned?

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, is proposing that smoking in a car where children are present should be made illegal in Northern Ireland.

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The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017. (Photo: Richard Clark)

Proposals to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced an eight-week consultation on regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles when children are present.

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Bannview patient Tony Hendron. INPT02-002

Protest called off at Portadown Health Centre after announcement of new provider

Following public criticism of the “dismal situation” at Portadown Health Centre, a new contract provider has been announced for the under threat GP practice there.

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Michelle O'Neill

GP contractor secured by Health Minister for troubled Portadown Practice

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has this evening revealed that a new GP contract provider has been secured for the troubled Bannview Practice in Portadown.

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Blood pressure

Only attend 'Emergency Department' if your condition is urgent, urge Health chiefs

Emergency Departments across Northern Ireland are currently experiencing very high levels of pressure, a joint statement from the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency has revealed.

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So what is the answer?

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won't stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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