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Destined members voice concerns over Brexit as Article 50 triggered

Adults with learning disabilities have expressed their concerns over the potential impact of Brexit.

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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.
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Tuberculosis can be spread through sneezing and coughing.

11 TB cases in Western Trust area last year

The Western Trust has confirmed there were 11 cases of Tuberculosis in the region last year.

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Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness has died

Veteran Sinn Fein figure Martin McGuinness is dead.

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L to R, Amy Kieran, BITC, Gary Kane for Action Mental Health and Lauren McAreavey  from Firstsource Solutions launch the new Mental Health Toolkit, which has been rolled out to employees in Derry.

Firstsource roll out mental health toolkit

One of Derry’s largest employers has rolled out a toolkit to help in tackling mental health in the workplace.

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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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The meeting will address the problem of rats around the Meenan Sqaure area of the Bogside. (File Picture Jim Stark, Flickr.com)

Meeting to be held over rats in Bogside

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the news that a multi-agency meeting is to be held to address the issue of rats in the Bogside area.

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See the Northern Lights

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.
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Research suggests a key ingredient of cannabis may help to treat anxiety.

Vital component of cannabis ‘may help treat anxiety and substance abuse’

A key ingredient of cannabis may help treat anxiety and drug addiction, suggests a new study.

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Foyle MP Mark Durkan supporting the campaign by Target Ovarian Cancer to end the ovarian cancer postcode lottery.

Durkan calls for more work on ovarian cancer awareness

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has tabled a parliamentary motion at Westminster supporting Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

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Young people across Derry and Strabane are taking part in the project.

Schoolchildren learn of ‘sexting’ dangers

Young people in Derry and Strabane have been working on a new campaign to raise awareness of the risks of sending explicit text messages.

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Ballymagroarty & Hazelbank Community Parnternship representatives are urging people to kick the habit.

‘One in two smokers will die of conditions related to habit’

Local people have been urged to try to quit smoking and witness the benefits it makes to their wealth and their health.

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Vaping

Cigarette use in decline on National No Smoking Day

Today (March 8) is National No Smoking Day, and appropriately, new figures released show that the number of smokers is at its lowest level since records began in 1974.

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Scientists

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.
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People with ginger hair are more at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease according to new research.

Red hair link to Parkinson’s disease

Ginger haired people are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to new research.

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Laura Kyle.

‘I can live without my breasts but my children can’t live without me’

When Laura Kyle from Limavady heard Hollywood A-Lister, Angelina Jolie, had undergone a double mastectomy after finding out she had a mutation in a gene known as BRCA1, she thought the actress had made a brave decision.

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Teresa Molloy, Trust Director of Performance & Service Improvement and chair of the Organ Donation Committee.

Giving the gift of life ‘a fantastic thing to do’

Organ donation is something which one would expect most health professionals to feel animated about, but for Western Trust Director Teresa Molloy, it is very much a personal passion too.

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WATCH: Man buried alive in Belfast will live in a coffin for three days

A Dublin man will live underground in a coffin for three days in Belfast in a bid to bring hope to what he sees as an epidemic of people suffering from addiction, depression and suicidal thoughts.

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Health Minister Michelle O'Neill meeting with the Western Learning Disability Action Group in the city last year. Included are Maeve McLaughlin and Sinn Fein Foyle Assembly candidate Raymond McCartney.

Minister’s intervention to tackle disability underspend issues welcomed

A move by Health Minister Michelle O’Neill to appoint an independent facilitator following the breakdown of talks over a reported £8m a year underfunding of disability services in the west has been welcomed.

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Sophie Coyle, Ann Marie Coyle and Laura Harkin (24).

‘We wouldn’t be a family without it’: 14 years of being a foster parent in Derry

Fostering

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