Low fat food 'could make you gain weight'
Published: Monday, 27 May 2013
New research is claiming that low fat food could make consumers gain weight because they tend to see it as a license to overeat.
Cycle route stretches to city centre
Published: Friday, 24 May 2013
A new cycle path into Belfast city centre has opened with the aim of encouraging more workers to get on their bikes.
Brolly unveils county organ donor shirt
Published: Thursday, 23 May 2013
Former Derry All-star Joe Brolly has unveiled a new logo for his county's GAA shirt as part of a campaign to have the law on organ donation changed.
Payday lenders charging 1,700%
Published: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
It has emerged that some lenders in Northern Ireland are charging around 1,700% interest on payday loans.
A&E waiting times 'at boiling point'
Published: Tuesday, 21 May 2013
A woman whose father waited 13 hours for a hospital bed has told UTV she feels let down by Northern Ireland's hospital system.
NI dementia deaths reach new high
Published: Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Deaths from Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia in Northern Ireland have reached a new high, according to the latest figures.
Potato blight strain identified
Published: Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Scientists have found the strain of blight which they believe triggered the Irish potato famine.
Brolly and leaders in donation cycle
Published: Saturday, 18 May 2013
Organ donation campaigner Joe Brolly has been joined by the First and deputy First Ministers for an awareness-raising cycle ride in Belfast.
Oscar's family make plans for funds
Published: Saturday, 18 May 2013
The family of Oscar Knox, who was given the all clear after battling a rare childhood cancer, say they will hold on to fundraising money for another five years in case he needs to undergo further treatment, before donating it to charity.
Oscar turns builder for cancer charity
Published: Friday, 17 May 2013
Wee Oscar Knox, who was given the all clear after battling a rare childhood cancer, took up tools on Friday to help other children going through treatment.
Foster care 'provides better life'
Published: Thursday, 16 May 2013
A young Belfast man who has been in foster care for 17 years has urged other people to become carers and give more children the chance that he had growing up.
Patient dies after ambulance crash
Published: Thursday, 16 May 2013
A patient has died after the ambulance he was travelling in crashed at the Westlink in Belfast.
Stroke survivor to cycle 500 miles
Published: Wednesday, 15 May 2013
A Dunloy man who survived a series of strokes has begun his latest challenge, cycling 500 miles across Northern Ireland.
More holidaymakers hit by dengue fever
Published: Wednesday, 15 May 2013
More holidaymakers from Northern Ireland have been hit by the infectious tropical disease dengue fever, according to health officials.
'Magic bullet' drug made for lung injury
Published: Wednesday, 15 May 2013
A new medicine developed at Queen's University could become the first effective treatment for intensive care patients with Acute Lung Injury (ALI).
'Double mastectomy was right for me'
Published: Tuesday, 14 May 2013
A Co Down woman who was told she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer has said that undergoing a double mastectomy was the "right decision".
Jolie has had double mastectomy
Published: Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has revealed she had a preventative double mastectomy to reduce the threat of cancer.
Concert to end world hunger at G8
Published: Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Ten thousand people are expected to attend an outdoor concert in Belfast's Botanic Gardens ahead of the G8 summit in Fermanagh next month.
Rise in teens accessing porn
Published: Monday, 13 May 2013
A young man has told UTV his addiction to pornography led to secretive behaviour, as charities warn that children younger than ever have access to adult images.
Urgent call for NI foster carers
Published: Monday, 13 May 2013
There has been an urgent call for more foster carers in Northern Ireland.
Homophobic abuse 'not being reported'
Published: Monday, 13 May 2013
Eight out of 10 cases of homophobic discrimination go unreported in Northern Ireland, a study has found.
Care home closures 'failed' residents
Published: Thursday, 09 May 2013
Minister Edwin Poots has told the Health Committee proposals to shut care homes across Northern Ireland has "failed" elderly people.
Care home residents 'still uncertain'
Published: Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Care home residents have told UTV they are still uncertain as to what the future holds, despite an apology from Health Minister Edwin Poots.
NI creates painless replacement for jabs
Published: Wednesday, 08 May 2013
Scientists at Queen's University, Belfast are pioneering new technology which could one day replace the traditional, painful injection.
Twinbrook Fixers tackle suicide issue
Published: Wednesday, 08 May 2013
A group of teenagers from west Belfast who have all been personally affected by suicide are leading a new campaign to raise awareness.
Teen pregnancy rate 'lowest on record'
Published: Wednesday, 08 May 2013
The number of births to teenage mothers in Northern Ireland last year was the lowest recorded.
Poots sorry for care home 'stress'
Published: Tuesday, 07 May 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has apologised to elderly people for stress caused over the proposed closures of residential homes.
UTV's From The Heart boosts NI donors
Published: Tuesday, 07 May 2013
The campaign to encourage more people to sign the organ donor register - aired on UTV earlier this year - sent sign-up figures in Northern Ireland soaring, the NHS has found.
Man runs 29 marathons in 29 days
Published: Tuesday, 07 May 2013
A Limavady man went further than most at this year's Belfast city marathon - it was the last stage of a gruelling running challenge.
Heart disease deaths halved in NI
Published: Tuesday, 07 May 2013
The number of deaths caused by heart disease in Northern Ireland has more than halved in the last 30 years, according to new research.
Marathon man who beat the odds
Published: Sunday, 05 May 2013
A man, whose lung condition was once so severe that he could not walk without using an inhaler, is getting ready, set, go for the Belfast City Marathon.
Poots halts all care home closures
Published: Friday, 03 May 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has called a halt to the planned closure of residential care homes in Northern Ireland.
Marathon mum raises £26k for hospice
Published: Friday, 03 May 2013
A woman whose baby daughter died last year has raised thousands of pounds running for charity, and now she is preparing to take on the Belfast Marathon.
Poots calls emergency talks over homes
Published: Thursday, 02 May 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has demanded all Health Trust heads in Northern Ireland attend a meeting on Friday to discuss the closure of nursing homes.
Donaghy to step aside as Trust chief
Published: Thursday, 02 May 2013
The chief executive of the Northern Trust is stepping aside from his post to take up a new role with the Health and Social Care Board.

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