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Barcelona terror attack: PSNI issue advice to holidaymakers

The PSNI has issued potentially life-saving advice for local people on what to do in the event of a firearm or weapons attack abroad in the wake of the Barcelona attack.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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Carla Lockhart MLA with Stephen Shaw and Paul Clissold of the Cline Road Community Association.

Free health check clinic coming to town

Banbridge people are being urged to get a free health check at a special clinic being held in the community.

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Nancy Toner, Arthritis Care.

Time to take control of your health condition

Arthritis Care NI is inviting local people who are living with a long-term health problem such as arthritis, diabetes, MS, epilepsy or Parkinson’s to a free course to learn how to manage their condition.

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William McMullan (centre), who took on new challenges with ManPowered, with Maresa McGettigan and Gerry McElwee, from Cancer Focus NI.

Men invited to take on a new challenge

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has thrown down the gauntlet to local men with low risk prostate cancer, urging them to take up a new challenge and enjoy life to the full.

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High level of Trust complaints is causing concern

Concerns have been expressed after figures on the Department of Health website revealed the Southern Trust had the highest number of complaint issues relating to a number of departments.

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A sad child - NSPCC image

'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Getting the flu jab

New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

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Northern Ireland's first air ambulance

Air ambulance’s first call-out is to boy hurt in tractor accident

The first-ever emergency flight of Northern Ireland’s new air ambulance took place at the weekend, following a farming vehicle accident.

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Eden McAlister, Katherine Walker and Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Are you ready for a Sparkle Dash?

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Sparkle Dash 5k event this summer - bringing a festival of glitter and entertainment to Giants Park, Belfast on Sunday, August 6.

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A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

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Elaine Porter, lead biomedical scientist, and biomedical scientist Lisa Quinn.

Latest equipment will speed up vital diagnoses

Equipment has been installed in Craigavon Area Hospital which will greatly speed up the diagnosis of infections such as sepsis, meningitis, gangrene and pneumonia.

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Caption:  Professor Jonathan Moore (right) with Wayne Watson, Optometrist and store director at Specsavers Banbridge at the first post-op cataract management training session with Cathedral Eye Clinic.

Banbridge Specsavers training for post-operative cataract care

Specsavers has further enhanced its range of eye care services by providing their professional staff with bespoke training in post-operative cataract management

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Begin your journey to better health with Chi Mi  in Banbridge

Begin your journey to better health with Chi Mi in Banbridge

Begin your journey to better health with a free six week Chi Me Programme at the FE McWilliam Gallery & Studio, Banbridge, commencing on Monday July 31 from 10am – 11am.

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Dromore ladies visit Patient and Client Council Roadshow

Dromore ladies visit Patient and Client Council Roadshow

Dromore woman Madge Sneddon, together with her colleague Helen McIntyre, who both work in Hope and Soul, recently paid a visit to the Patient and Client Council’s roadshow in Newcastle.

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back strain

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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Charity patron Jo-Anne Dobson (third from right) with guest speakers and delegates at the 'Seeking Solutions' conference.

Dobson chairs international health conference at Stormont

Former Upper Bann MLA Jo-Anne Dobson recently chaired an international Fibromyalgia and ME conference featuring eminent speakers and researchers from the United States, Norway and London.

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Stephen McElroy

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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