A LEADING sexual health campaigner has condemned the lack of sexual health services in North Belfast. Mary Crawford, director of Brook Northern Ireland, a sexual health advice service for young people under 25, has condemned the lack of service provisions in one of Northern Ireland’s most deprived areas. Continue reading
Category Archives: HEALTH & FITNESS
FOLLOWING the announcement from the Department of Health on new tobacco control measures in England and Wales, the Ulster Cancer Foundation has called on Health Minister Michael McGimpsey to restrict the availability of tobacco to young people in Northern Ireland. Continue reading
BELFAST families are invited to plant trees at Orangefield Park on Saturday November 29 to celebrate National Tree Week. The event, taking place between 12-4pm, will also be marking the first of four seasonal events planned for the park by Belfast City Council, Bloomfield Wildlife Watch and BBC Breathing Places. Continue reading
NEW research has revealed that couples have half the amount of sex when they are expecting a baby – slipping between the sheets less than twice a week. Continue reading
A LOCAL doctor has created a miracle cure using fish oil and extra virgin olive oil.Osteopath Dr Geoff Hayhurst developed Paradox Oil, designed to have an all over body affect, combining the health benefits of Mediterranean and Eskimo diets. Continue reading
A LEADING health chief has revealed obesity causes an estimated 450 deaths a year in Northern Ireland. Health Promotion Agency Chief Executive Dr Brian Gaffney joined leading obesity experts in Belfast last week to discuss how to tackle the problem.
YOU love the songs and you loved the musical and now you will love the Abba work-out DVD.Crafted around Abba’s most celebrated songs, Gimme Gimme Gimme A Really Great Workout will let you enjoy high-energy dance aerobics while you bop to the Bjorn Again soundtrack. Continue reading
AUTHOR and child psychologist Dr. Tanya Byron will encourage the media to help in reducing the stigma around mental health at the YoungMinds Annual Lecture next week. Continue reading
CHRISTMAS is a time for enjoying those traditional foods which make this time of year so special. And having family and friends share in this also adds to the experience. Continue reading
A RECENT report by Duke Children’s Hospital in North Carolina has shown that reading books which feature an overweight character can help children to lose weight.
THE Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued new advice to pregnant women on daily caffeine consumption. Pregnant women are being advised to limit their daily caffeine intake, ideally keeping this below a day. Continue reading
THE Christmas season is almost upon us, and we all know what that means celebration and festive indulgence.
NEW figures have revealed almost a third of British females would starve themselves for fashion. Continue reading
HEARING loss is on the increase as noise pollution continues to rise, according to the UK’s largest hearing aid specialist.
According to a report by the Word Health Organisation unwanted noise is causing increasing hearing impairment including tinnitus.