Category Archives: HEALTH & FITNESS

SEXUAL HEALTH CAMPAIGNER CONDEMNS LACK OF SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES IN NORTH BELFAST

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

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CALL FOR HEALTH MINISTER TO RESTRIST TOBACCO AVAILABILITY IN NI

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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

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NATIONAL TREE WEEK IN BELFAST

tree1BELFAST 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

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PREGNANCY RUINS YOUR LOVE LIFE SAYS NEW REPORT

a34NEW 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

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LOCAL MAN CREATES MIRACLE MUSCLE CURE

paradox-oil4A 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

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ALL-ISLAND CONFERENCE ADDRESSES OBESITY PROBLEM

obesity-weighingA 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.
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GIMME, GIMME, GIMME A WORKOUT DVD

gimmeworkout1YOU 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

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PSYCHOLOGIST URGES MEDIA TO HELP REDUCE STIGMA OF MENTAL HEALTH

youngminds3AUTHOR 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

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FOOD SAFETY IS KEY TO A HAPPY CHRISTMAS KITCHEN

christmasmarket2CHRISTMAS 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

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GP TACKLES CHILDREN’S PROBLEMS IN NEW BOOK

henry-and-ho-ho1A 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.
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FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY OFFERS CAFFEINE ADVICE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

picture-11THE 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

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SLIMATHON FOR MENINGITIS

THE Christmas season is almost upon us, and we all know what that means celebration and festive indulgence.
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ARE YOU FASHIOREXIC?

NEW figures have revealed almost a third of British females would starve themselves for fashion. Continue reading

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HEARING LOSS IS ON THE INCREASE SAY WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

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.
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DIABETES COSTING NHS OVER A MILLION A DAY IN NI

DIABETES is costing the NHS over £1m a day in Northern Ireland, almost 10% of general NHS spending.
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