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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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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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Karyn Wilson

Former DUP MLA mourns ‘big-hearted’ sister

A DUP councillor has paid tribute to his “big-hearted” sister, who has died suddenly.

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A generic image of a cannabis plant

Suspected drug importer held as £70k-worth of cannabis found

It is believed that about £70,000-worth of cannabis has been seized in Co Down, the PSNI has said.

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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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Craigavon struggling to cope with record patient numbers

One in three local patients who attended their nearest Accident and Emergency Department were kept waiting for longer than they should have.

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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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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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Gordons Chemist staff join Rebecca Oates, Cancer Fund for Childrens Schools Fundraiser as they urge local school children to get sun savvy.

Local cancer charity urges kids to get sun savvy as Northern Ireland temperatures soar

With the Northern Irish summer in full swing this week after experiencing a mini-heatwave, a local children’s cancer charity is encouraging children to stay savvy when it comes to the sun’s harmful rays.

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Some protestors outside a packed board meeting of the Southern Health and Social Care Board at Craigavon Hospital today

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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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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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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