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.
Newtownabbey's Three Musketeers Lynn Haveron, Alison Gilmore and Elaine McCleery have been fundraising for cancer research and the Northern Ireland Hospice.

New business marks new chapter for Lynn

Newtownabbey woman Lynn Haveron is celebrating a new chapter in her life with the launch of a new business in Glengormley.


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.).

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.

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.

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.


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

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.

Avril Waller. Pic by Jane Mann

Fitness teacher slows pace after 22 years

Health and fitness teacher Avril Waller will be slowing the pace after 22 years in the business.


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.

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.

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.

Roy Beggs

Cancer patients ‘coming to harm’

Ulster Unionist health spokesperson Roy Beggs MLA, has voiced concern over waiting times in the local health service for cancer patients.

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Almost half of NI adults risking heart disease

Almost half of all adults in NI are physically inactive, new research suggests.

Carol Bareham.

‘Know the symptoms of ovarian cancer’ warns Larne woman

A young doctor’s awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer has been credited with getting prompt treatment for Larne woman Carol Bareham.

Carrick Castle.

Borough goes ‘blue’ for autism awareness

Mid and East Antrim Borough is ‘turning blue’ this Sunday in support of World Autism Awareness Day.

Mayor Cllr. Audrey Wales MBE

Take the test during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE is urging everyone aged over 60 years to get tested for signs of the second biggest cancer killer in Northern Ireland during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

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.
Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

Fruit and veg

Do you really need to eat ten portions of fruit and veg a day?

Only a quarter of UK adults manage to eat the officially recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In fact, almost half eat less than three a day. It seems unlikely, then, that most people would be able to reach the ten a day suggested by several pieces of research published in the last few years.

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