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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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‘Clear need for more
crews and vehicles’

‘Clear need for more crews and vehicles’

Under-resourcing of the health service is responsible for the level of ambulance provision in Carrick, according to East Antrim Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson.

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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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Carrick man waits almost two hours for ambulance to hospital

Carrick man waits almost two hours for ambulance to hospital

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has responded to claims that a Carrick man had to wait for over an hour and a half before being taken to hospital.

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Cllr Cheryl Johnston.

Council backs action to end suicide in Mid and East Antrim

Local councillors fought back tears as they shared their personal experiences of suicide during a poignant council discussion on Monday night.

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Legislation will be brought forward for breastfeeding in public.

‘Sad we need legislation for breastfeeding mums’ says midwife

Plans to bring forward legislation to protect mothers who breastfeed in public have been branded “a mere gimmick” by East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson.

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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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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson

‘Nanny state going too far’ says Wilson

Proposals to ban smoking in cars carrying children is the latest example of “the nanny state going too far”, East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson has claimed.

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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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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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Anna Daniels

Your biggest diet questions answered

There’s the old saying that we are what we eat. If this is true then we’ve become a nation of carrot sticks and chickpeas. We’re on a mission to be healthier than ever.
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New figures reveal tough task facing 999 crews

New figures reveal tough task facing 999 crews

The ongoing strain on ambulance services has been highlighted by stark figures released this week.

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Cannabis is the ‘drug of choice’

Cannabis is the ‘drug of choice’

Cannabis remains the ‘drug of choice’ in Mid and East Antrim, according to statistics published by the Department of Health recently.

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Fat cells help cancer to move around the body, according to a study.

Cancer cells need fat to spread

Cancer cells need fat to help them spread around the bodies, a new study found.

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Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd

Drink-drive crackdown catches hundreds of motorists

A mother doing the school run after a boozy lunch was among the hundreds of drivers caught using new police powers to conduct random breath tests in Northern Ireland.

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Carrick woman Ann Scott receives her MBE at Buckingham Palace.  (From left): Martina ONeill Operational Manager,SE Trust,  Davy Scott , Ann Scott, Roisin Keown, ward sister, SE Trust. INCT 52-651-CON

Royal honour for Carrick nurse

Carrick woman Ann Scott was presented with an MBE at Buckingham Palace recently.

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‘Fatal consequences of illegal medicines’

The Department of Health has issued a warning about the dangers of using prescription medicines from illicit sources.

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