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Sports therapist awarded for new hi-tech idea

A Lurgan businesswoman has been recognised for her vision and entrepreneurial spirit at the Women in Business awards.

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Pictured are the daughters of the late Dermot Maguire, with members of the Service user group of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Addiction Service, So Hope and Members of the Community Addiction Team.

Dermot’s family raise £2k for addiction service

The family of a well known local musician, who passed away 20 years ago after a lifetime struggle with alcohol, have raised a large sum for charity.

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Home-Start Craigavon staff, trustees and volunteers.

Sure-Start hear of ‘food medicine’

Do you ever feel low, anxious, angry or just lacking energy? Do you ever feel your moods are varied, one minute happy, the next stressed and unable to cope?

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LOCAL SCHOOLS SCOOP AWARDS: Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Morton Centra, and Rebecca Dalzell Action Cancer along with James O'Hagan Natasha Garrigue (Teacher) and Evan Doyle pictured at the annual Health Action Awards, where The Beeches day Nursery, Aghalee scooped a Gold award. The Awards are part of Action Cancers unique Health Promotion Programme, sponsored by Centra, as part of the brands Live Well initiative. Fifty schools across Northern Ireland picked up awards for their innovative approach to good health promotion across various areas including, providing healthy meal options, promoting healthy snacks and water, encouraging extra-curricular exercise programmes and running cancer awareness initiatives. A full list of the 2017 award winners is available at www.actioncancer.org

Aghalee Day Nursery scoops top health award

An Aghalee day nursery has been recognised for his unique health promotion programme at a recent awards ceremony.

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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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How the new paediatric building could look.

What do you think our new paediatric hospitals should be named?

The public has been asked to help name the new paediatric units at Craigavon and Daisy Hill.

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Stephen McElroy inquest: Family hoping to get answers

The family of a Ballyward boy who died just hours after he was discharged from hospital are hoping his inquest this week will answer concerns they have about the standard of care he received.

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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 urges Lurgan folk to sign up to 30 for 30 this June...

Mr Motivator urges Lurgan folk to sign up to 30 for 30 this June...

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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Dean McCabrey with Paula McQuillan

Tears as Dean finishes marathon

Dean McCabrey crossed the finishing line with tears in his eyes, realising a dream to run the Belfast Marathon in memory of his friend who died from Meningitis.

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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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Members of staff who helped with the refurbishments.

Lurgan clinic gets a make over by the local Trust

Lurgan Clinic, which specialises in intravenous treatments, has been given a make over by the Trust.

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