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Health summit to be held into crisis at Daisy Hill

A summit is to be held into the future of Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Department, health chiefs announced today.

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CRAIGAVON AREA HOSPITAL

Large numbers expected for Craigavon protest at possible closure of Daisy Hill ED

A large protest at a possible temporary closure of the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry is to take place tomorrow morning at Craigavon Hospital.

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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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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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CRAIGAVON AREA HOSPITAL

Craigavon £1m contingency plan

Concern has been voiced that Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department may be overwhelmed despite a £1m contingency fund in the event Daisy Hill Hospital may be forced to close.

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Margaret Keenan who suffers from Parkinson's. INPT15-206.

‘Research could give me back my life again’

A seemingly simple task such as wrapping presents is far from straightforward when you have Parkinson’s, as Portadown woman Margaret Keenan can testify to.

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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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Carla Lockhart MLA with the Southern Trust Chief Executive

Concerns raised over health trust pressures

Concerns have been raised over what was described as the ‘ongoing crisis’ within the health system.

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Hospital traffic and parking on the agenda

Upper Bann DUP MP David Simpson has met with the Interim Chief of the Southern Health Trust, Stephen McNally.

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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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Jackie Burke.

‘My £1,000 a week drug habit almost killed me’

A Banbridge man who once had a £1,000 a week drug habit is continuing to use his “nightmare” experiences to warn others about the dangers of drugs.

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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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Trust hosts Boccia tournament

Trust hosts Boccia tournament

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Fit 4 U programme recently supported a Boccia Tournament for people with physical and/or sensory disabilities from across the Trust area.

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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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