Call to ban sexual messaging with minors
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
A charity is campaigning for it to be made illegal for an adult to send a child a sexual message after calls to ChildLine about online sexual abuse have more than doubled.
Music therapy 'reduces child depression'
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, according to new research from Queen's University.
Women's bodybuilding takes off in NI
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A local woman has told UTV how she battled back from an eating disorder to become a bodybuilding champion.
New suite opened for bereaved families
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
A new bereavement suite, for parents who have stillborn babies, has been opened at the Ulster Hospital.
More NI-based troops head to Ebola zone
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014
More troops based in Northern Ireland have been deployed to Sierra Leone to help with the humanitarian effort needed to tackle the Ebola crisis in the West African country.
Over 400 new jobs for Co Donegal
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
Co Antrim based medical research company Randox is to create over 400 new jobs in Co Donegal.
Ebola tests on Dublin woman negative
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
A woman taken into isolation in Dublin over concerns she was showing symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the virus.
Radiographers strike over pay
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
Radiographers took to picket lines on Monday morning to call for the government to increase their pay.
Energy checks could save £75 a year
Published: Monday, 20 October 2014
Householders in Northern Ireland could knock an estimated £75 off their annual spend on heating by taking control of their energy bills.
Civil service sickness decline welcomed
Published: Thursday, 16 October 2014
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has welcomed a reduction in the number of sick days taken by civil servants.
Hallowe'en fireworks warning issued
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Parents and young people are being reminded of the dangers of fireworks and how to avoid injury this Hallowe'en.
Housing Executive 'sorry' over sewage
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
The Housing Executive has apologised to a couple from Carrickfergus who said they have been left homeless after raw sewage was found under their floorboards.
NI patient's Ebola concerns unfounded
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
A person who arrived at Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry expressing concerns they may have Ebola was not in danger of contracting the virus, the Western Trust has said.
Child heart services move 'best model'
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
A senior doctor has said the plan to move children's cardiac services to an all-island basis is the "best model of care".
Children’s cardiac surgeries to be moved
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Children's cardiac surgeries are set to end in Belfast and will be transferred to the Republic of Ireland, Health Minister Jim Wells has announced.
Familiar faces back QUB for Movember
Published: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
With Movember not too far off, Queen's University Belfast has enlisted some familiar faces to help launch its campaign for this year - from Eamonn Holmes and UTV's own Paul Clark to Duke Special and the deputy First Minister.
Unison members gear up for strike ballot
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
Thousands more health workers could go on strike after Northern Ireland's biggest healthcare union said its members are likely to be balloted.
UK to introduce airport Ebola screening
Published: Thursday, 09 October 2014
Downing Street has announced that Ebola screening measures will be put in place at some UK airports, amid growing concerns about the crisis in West Africa.
Consultation on abortion law changes
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
A consultation has been launched on amending Northern Ireland's abortion laws.
NI-based troops deployed to Ebola zone
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Troops based in Northern Ireland are to be deployed to West Africa on a humanitarian mission, due to the ongoing Ebola crisis.
Rory plants first Daisy in Newcastle
Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2014
Golfer Rory McIlroy has officially opened a new support centre for children with cancer in Newcastle, Co Down and said he hopes it is the first of many more to come.
Wells warns locum health workers at risk
Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has said it is "absolutely essential" that his department gets an extra £60m for its budget soon or he may have to cut the number of locum doctors and nurses for six months.
Woman’s bid to dispel OCD myths
Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014
A woman from Ballymoney, Co Antrim, who suffers from OCD has designed a project to help educate people on the condition and dispel the common myths surrounding it.
'Raw deal' for prostate cancer patients
Published: Thursday, 02 October 2014
Prostate cancer patients are getting a raw deal in Northern Ireland because of poor support services, it has been claimed.
Ambulances diverted from Ulster A&E
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Ambulances were diverted from the Ulster Hospital's emergency department after it experienced "significant pressures" on Tuesday afternoon.
Health workers to strike over pay
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
A number of health workers across Northern Ireland are to go on strike over pay in October.
Consultants paid £22m in bonuses
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
At a time when Northern Ireland's health service is faced with a massive funding pressures, UTV can reveal that consultants have received over £22m in bonuses over the last five years.
Prison pilots drugs rehab scheme
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
An innovative new drugs rehabilitation project is being piloted at Maghaberry Prison outside Lisburn.
'I need benefits to lose weight'
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
A young 25-stone mum who came under fire for saying she wants more benefits in order to lose weight has explained her comments to This Morning - even drawing sympathy from Katie Hopkins.
Baby girl died in mother's arms
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A mother from Londonderry whose two-week-old baby girl died in her arms following surgery has pledged to fight for the rest of her life to find out what happened.
No hyponatraemia report this year
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
A report following the Hyponatraemia Inquiry into the deaths of five children in Northern Ireland hospitals will not be published this year.
Report 'backs cardiac move to Dublin'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has revealed that a report from a panel of experts has recommended moving children's heart surgery from Belfast to Dublin.
Average NI child 'eats 16kg of treats'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Parents are being urged not to reward their children with junk food as it has been highlighted that the average Northern Ireland child consumes over 16kg of treats per year.
Royal A&E 'back to normal'
Published: Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The number of patients waiting at the Royal Victoria Hospital's accident and emergency department returned to normal overnight, a Belfast Trust spokesperson has confirmed.
Royal A&E 'exceptionally busy'
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
The accident and emergency department at the Royal Victoria Hospital was under pressure on Monday night, UTV has learned.

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