Implant could help the blind to see again

A life-changing implant, which could help the blind see again, has been developed by scientists.

New advice could reduce cot death risk by 50 per cent.

Babies should share bedroom with parents - but in their own bed

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent.
Gwen Robb (far right, standing) and supporters from the local community during the fundraising table quiz.  INCT 42-733-CON

Quiz funds lifesaving equipment for Central PS

Carrickfergus Central Primary is to get a defibrillator after hundreds of pounds were raised during a table quiz.

A compound found in red wine can help prevent a common condition

Red wine’s new health benefits

A glass red wine a day could help prevent women developing a common condition that can stop them having children, according to new research.

Angelina Jolie

More cancer patients following Angelina Jolie and demanding double mastectomy

Women with the early stages of breast cancer are following Angelina Jolie's example and demanding double mastectomies.

The number of cases of enterovirus has more than doubled in the last 12 months.

WARNING: Children at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued in parts of the U.K. warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

Kate Gorman (centre) with friends Anna Corr McCracken and Jacky Rea after completing one of the fundraising events earlier this year.  INCT 43-731-CON

Charity challenges for Carrick woman who suffered stroke at 20

A Carrickfergus woman who suffered a stroke at just 20 years of age is to complete a series of challenges to raise awareness of the condition.

Noah and Gracie Coates.  INCT 42-720-CON

Fundraiser for Carrick siblings who suffer from rare condition

A fundraising gala ball will take place next month in aid of two young Carrick children who were born with a rare and incurable condition.

Coal dust deposits were cleaned from the window of a house in the Eden area.  INCT 42-722-CON

Firm takes action as Carrick homes struck by ‘coal dust’

A Carrickfergus-based firm has outlined its efforts to engage with residents in Eden whose homes were struck by airborne coal dust.

Overweight children

TV ads blamed for overweight children

Children eat nearly two fifth more calories if they watch TV ads for junk food, even if they are full.

Brendan Holland viewing the skeleton of renowned Irish giant Charles Byrne

Tyrone ‘giant’ causes stir after appearing on BBC Breakfast TV to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for mutant gene

A Dungannon man has found himself at the centre of media attention after appearing on BBC Breakfast to warn that Mid Ulster is a ‘hotspot’ for a genetic defect that produces giants.

Karen McMeekan from 1 in 3 Cancer Support (file photo) INCT 20-043-GR

Cancer sufferers ‘need treatment now’, says charity

A cancer charity has appealed for local politicians to take urgent action over the “worrying” delays faced by many patients.

Doctors are warning of a rise on e-cigarette injuries

Doctors Warn of Explosive E-Cigs

Doctors are calling for tougher regulation on imports and more guidance for smokers as the number of e-cigarettes exploding increases.

Sight impaired viewers urged to take advantage of TV licence concession

Sight impaired viewers urged to take advantage of TV licence concession

RNIB Northern Ireland is urging blind TV users in Carrickfergus to take advantage of half-price licence concession.

In the gym

A new gym buddy ‘is key to working out more’

Teaming up with a new gym buddy is the best way to a new body, according to new research.

The 'Happy Smiles' programme was launched in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Initiative aimed at improving oral health of children launched

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has launched a new initiative aimed at improving oral health amongst pre-school children.

Carrick Castle was a popular draw during the annual Heritage Open Days event.

Mid and East Antrim is ‘happiest place in NI’

Mid and East Antrim is the happiest borough in Northern Ireland and the second happiest in the UK, according to newly-released figures.

Coffee may keep the doctor away

Three cups of coffee a day keeps the doctor away

Women over 65 who drink two or three cups of coffee a day reduce their risk of dementia by more than a third, according to new research.

Working long hours

One in seven under-30s plan to use ‘smart drugs’ to boost concentration

One in seven people under 30 plan to use ‘smart drugs’ over the next year, according to new research.

A filling

Fillings could be bad for your health

Having more than eight fillings could raise blood mercury levels two-and-a-half times - increasing the risk of brain, heart and kidney disease, a study shows.

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