One in 10 teens considered 'self-harm'
Published: Friday, 16 May 2014
More than a tenth of 16-year-olds in Northern Ireland have considered an overdose or self-harming, according to a new survey.
School fined over asbestos
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
An east Belfast grammar school has been fined £7,500 after admitting a series of health and safety breaches in relation to the management of asbestos.
Woman's 26-hour wait in Belfast A&E
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
A cancer sufferer has told UTV about her 26-hour wait in "horrific pain" for treatment in a Belfast accident and emergency department.
Huge rise in assaults on ambulance crews
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Figures obtained by UTV have shown that physical assaults on paramedics have risen by almost a quarter and the ambulance service has called for tougher custodial sentences and more education to deter further attacks on its crews.
No NHS abortions in England for NI women
Published: Thursday, 08 May 2014
Women from Northern Ireland will remain unable to receive free abortions on the NHS in England, after government rules were upheld by the High Court in London.
Extra nurses called amid A&E pressure
Published: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
The Belfast Trust has said it experienced problems at both the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Mater Hospital on Tuesday night.
WWE stars tweet Wee Oscar support
Published: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Three of the biggest names in WWE wrestling have tweeted their support to Wee Oscar.
Head injury risk campaign is launched
Published: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
The parents of a teenager who died after taking knocks to the head playing rugby are helping to launch a campaign to raise awareness about concussions.
NI has highest rate of caesarean births
Published: Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Northern Ireland has the highest level of caesarean section births in the UK or Ireland, according to a Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) report.
Fine over sunbed session sold to teen
Published: Tuesday, 29 April 2014
A Belfast business has been fined for allowing a person aged under 18 to use a sunbed.
Care home injuries investigated
Published: Monday, 28 April 2014
An investigation has been launched after a woman suffered unexplained injuries while at a care home in Co Londonderry.
New MS drugs 'out of reach'
Published: Monday, 28 April 2014
Hundreds of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Northern Ireland could be left behind as new NHS medicines emerge that are out of reach for some with the condition, the MS Society has warned.
Cancer battle teen raises over £2m
Published: Friday, 25 April 2014
A young man who has been battling incurable cancer has now raised a total of £2.3m for charity.
Charity calls for ban on e-cigarettes
Published: Friday, 25 April 2014
A leading charity in Northern Ireland is calling for e-cigarettes to be banned in public places until research into the potential side effects are carried out.
Teen hits £1.5m after 'final thumbs up'
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
A young man who has been battling bowel cancer since the age of 15 has achieved his goal of raising over £1m for charity, just a day after posting a poignant "final thumbs up" as his condition deteriorated.
Defibrillator stolen from ambulance
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
A defibrillator has been stolen from a privately-owned ambulance and the vehicle put off the road after it was damaged while parked in the grounds of Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry.
Woman paddles NI coast in charity bid
Published: Sunday, 20 April 2014
A woman who lost her cousin and aunt to cancer has just completed an epic three-day stand-up paddle along the Northern Ireland coast to raise money in their memory.
Pensioners celebrate care home victory
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
Pensioners and families of residents in NHS care homes across Northern Ireland have been celebrating after Edwin Poots announced the facilities are to remain open.
No lamb found in 'lamb products'
Published: Thursday, 17 April 2014
Food regulators are launching a crackdown on lamb dishes being sold at takeaway restaurants after two studies showed that lamb is being replaced by cheaper meats such as beef or chicken.
Belfast on alert after 'super rat' find
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
The so-called 'super rat phenomenon' has swept across the UK and parts of Europe with increasingly more reports of giant rodents being spotted in towns and cities and residents in Belfast believe the super-sized vermin may have darkened their doors.
Poots U-turn on care home closures
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has performed a U-turn and declared that no NHS residential care homes are to close.
Baby simulator helps train NI medics
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A Co Down hospital is introducing a new pilot training programme for its paediatric staff which is set to revolutionise the way infants are treated.
Man grew cannabis 'due to chronic pain'
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
A middle-aged man who was caught growing cannabis said he used the drug to help him deal with chronic back pain, a court has heard.
'Significant improvements' in NI health
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
Significant improvements have been made in health and social care in Northern Ireland, according to a new report.
Teen couple's baby death 'preventable'
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014
An independent investigation into the death of a six-week-old boy has found crucial failings in his care at two Northern Ireland hospitals - and said his death could potentially have been prevented.
Poots addresses emergency care summit
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has addressed a summit on emergency care in Belfast.
Poots takes action over care failings
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has spoken of his anger at the serious failings within the health service which have prompted him to brief MLAs on a programme of action to improve standards of care.
Ruling over future of brain damaged baby
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014
A baby who suffered irreversible brain damage can be removed from a ventilator keeping him alive, the High Court has ruled.
Fixers teen recalls anorexia struggle
Published: Friday, 04 April 2014
A Co Antrim teenager working on a Fixers project to help anorexia sufferers has recalled his own struggle with the illness which put him in hospital for a year when he was just 13.
Trust director speaks about baby deaths
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014
A senior director of the Northern Trust has said he wishes to meet the families of babies Erin McAuley and Cara Rocks, who died while in the Trust's care, to apologise in person.
Trust apologises for another baby death
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The Northern Trust has apologised unreservedly for the death of another baby at the Causeway Hospital - stating that the care provided "fell short" of the standard expected.
Poots sorry over Trust baby death
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has apologised to a Ballycastle family who lost their new born baby girl after a catalogue of failures in the health service.
Irish travel warning over Ebola outbreak
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Irish citizens are being warned against travelling to the West African countries of Guinea and Liberia, amid an Ebola outbreak which has already killed over 80 people.
Chief medical officer's obesity concern
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The chief medical officer has said obesity is the most significant public health issue facing this generation and has called for minimum alcohol pricing to be introduced and further restrictions imposed on smokers.
Family speak out over Trust baby death
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
The parents of a baby girl who died in a Northern Trust hospital because there was no theatre available to perform an emergency section have spoken to UTV about their devastating loss.

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