Magnesium is very important for your body’s health

Every organ in the body, especially the heart, muscles, and kidneys, needs the mineral magnesium. It plays a role in maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. It is also important for blood sugar management and healthy blood pressure. Hypertension Magnesium helps signal […]

What is Vitamin D? What you should know about this important vitamin

Vitamin D helps to control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies. Both are needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Vitamin D is found naturally in a small number of foods, including oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolks. It’s also found in fortified foods like breakfast cereals and fat spreads. […]

Father saved baby’s life months after learning CPR

Eight-month-old Ruaridh Brown’s ‘lips had turned blue’ and he stopped breathing Describing incident which happened earlier this month He said: “She sat him in his high chair and went to make him lunch. She came round and you could see his was struggling. She picked him up and he wasn’t breathing at all. “We thought he was choking so […]

Evidence that Nordic and Mediterranean diets reduce risk of common diseases

Major study suggests Britain could lower its rates of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by promoting the diets Britain could lower its rates of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease by embracing Mediterranean- or Nordic-style diets, a major study into the benefits of healthy eating suggests. A review by the World Health Organization found compelling evidence […]

Breast cancer screening service saved Co Antrim mother’s life

Juliet McFarland was a fit and seemingly healthy mother of two when an impromptu examination on Action Cancer’s Big Bus revealed she had breast cancer. Now, the Ballymoney woman tells Leona O’Neill why she believes that it saved her life. A Ballymoney mum who was diagnosed with breast cancer after a chance visit to a […]