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Seeing red on sugar

Lucy Stock
LAST week my 11-year-old son said to me, "mum, when am I getting my first filling? All my friends have one!" Cue dentist mum head-flick, jaw-drop and "huh?!" squawk sound response.

Co Down's Daisy Lodge a 'haven' for cancer families

THE joy of seeing her daughter laugh again "and not just be a patient" proved the real value of a sojourn at Newcastle's Daisy Lodge for Hillsborough mother, Nola Harrison, who believes every child with cancer should experience its power to soothe.

Friends reunited against dementia

Gail Bell
THEY are affectionately known as 'The Two Johns' and their story is a truly inspirational one: a story of a friendship restored after more than 40 years.

DVT: what it means and how to avoid it

IT'S summer holiday season – and while jetting off somewhere sunny is all about fun and relaxation, planes can come with their own set of health risks.

A helping hand with the craft of parenting

Jenny Lee
EQUIPPING parents to give their children the best start in life is the aim of an innovative new programme which links antenatal appointments with parenting education support for the first time in Northern Ireland.

Youth Action NI extends mentoring programme to young LGBTQ women

Nikki McKeown
SEVENTY per cent of people in Northern Ireland are in favour of marriage equality, according to polls, yet high levels of LGBTQ hate crime go unreported, says youth worker Gail Neill – evidence, she says, that although positive change is happening, homophobia remains a serious problem.

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