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Co Armagh mum: Disabled sons make our life so enriching

Lyn Steele is a remarkable mother of three remarkable sons.

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Hay fever cases are set to soar across Europe

Hay fever cases set to soar

Millions more people will suffer from hay fever in the future as global warming dramatically increases the pollen count, according to a new study.

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Whitehead Nursing Home.

 Photo: Kenneth Allen

Whitehead Nursing Home fined £15k after data breach

A nursing home in Co Antrim has been fined after a data breach relating to sensitive details about patients and staff, connected to the theft of a computer.

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Vitamin D is important for brain development in unborn children

Learning disabilities linked to lack of vitamin D in pregnancy

Learning disabilities are more common in British children who were conceived between January and March, new research has found.

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Sean OHagan works his way through four plates of Ulster fry at  Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast

Sean hungry for success in Belfast Strongman showdown

A Northern Irish strongman taking on some of the UK’s giants has said he is looking forward to pulling a lorry as he tucked into a breakfast of champions.

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Taking the treatment to combat the effects of the menopause could mean that women are 2.7 times more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not, a new study found. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Breast cancer risk from HRT higher than thought, research shows

The risks of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may have been underestimated, experts have said.

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August 21, 2015: 
Campaigners pictured at a protest outside Marie Stopes in Belfast.

Abortion group halts some NI services following English safety worries

Some services at the Marie Stopes abortion centre in Belfast have been temporarily suspended following a critical report into the organisation’s operations in England.

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Robbie trying to keep spirits up with his wife during treatment in hospital

Kind-hearted family of Kevin Carey help local man in his brain tumour battle

A campaign to fund life-saving treatment for Portglenone man Kevin Carey has smashed its target, with the extra money raised to go towards brain tumour research.

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The Giants Causeway is among a number of famous landmarks taking part in the blood donor campaign

Giant’s Causeway loses letters for blood donor campaign

The letters A, B and O are to disappear from famous landmarks across the world as part of a campaign encouraging people to become blood donors.

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Undated handout photo issued by NHS Blood and Transplant of the Bafta sign missing the letters A, B and O

Landmarks and brands drop letters A, B and O to highlight need for new blood donors

The letters A, B and O are to disappear from famous landmarks across the world as part of a campaign encouraging people to become blood donors.

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Kevin Carey

Target reached for fundraising wife of brain tumour sufferer

A wife who launched an online appeal to raise funds for privately-available treatment to fight her husband’s brain tumour has reached the £205,000 target in less than four days.

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Kevin Carey has undergone specialist neurosurgery as he bids to beat a brain tumour

Co Antrim woman humbled by pledges of £150,000 for husband’s tumour treatment

A wife who pleaded for help to fund pioneering treatment to fight her husband’s terminal brain tumour says she is shocked and humbled after being deluged with over £150,000 worth of donations in less than three days.

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Alex Ellis-Roswell poses beside one of Harland & Wolffs iconic cranes before he left for Scotland to resume his epic journey

British coastline charity walker says farewell to Ireland

A sheep farmer aiming to walk the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland has completed the 2,500-mile Irish leg of his journey.

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Bo Dumigan from Newtownabbey, Co Antrim and her three-year-old daughter Harley who suffered a brain injury as a result of a stroke

Mum of Co Antrim stroke toddler hails ‘fantastic’ support service

The mother of a toddler who suffered a stroke has said a new support programme has transformed her family life.

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Fire Brigades Union regional chairman Dermot Rooney

Fire crews to attend medical call-outs due to ‘lack of ambulances’

Firefighters looks set to be summoned to deal with health emergencies due to a lack of resources in the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, according to the head of the fire brigade union.

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Dr Catriona Kelly said the research hopes to work out how to prevent cystic fibrosis sufferers developing diabetes

UU scientists bid to help cystic fibrosis patients live longer

Scientists from Northern Ireland are hoping to develop new ways of helping cystic fibrosis patients live longer.

Education
DUP education minister Peter Weir

DUP minister encourages parents to apply for free school meals

The DUP education minister has reminded eligible parents to apply for their children to get free school meals.

Education

Watch: Carnlough’s Cora defies doctors to celebrate 8th birthday

Brave terminally ill Carnlough girl Cora McQuade-Denvir has defied doctors’ expectations to celebrate her eighth birthday.

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Generic image of cannabis.

Search uncovers £25,000-worth of cannabis in flat Belfast

Police have arrested a woman in Belfast in a “follow-up” operation to a drugs bust in Carrickfergus eight months earlier.

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PSNI

Fresh arrest over drugs seizures from several months ago

Detectives have searched a house and arrested a man in connection with drug seizures dating back several months.

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