Lidl bans unhealthy treats from tills
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Supermarket chain Lidl has rolled out a ban on chocolate, sweets and crisps being displayed at tills in 600 stores across the UK, in a bid to encourage healthy eating.
Poots rejects claims of A&E 'crisis'
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has rejected any suggestion of a crisis at the Royal Victoria Hospital following last week's major incident.
Salt overdose mum's court appeal fails
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
A mother has failed to overturn a verdict that she deliberately gave her severely disabled child an overdose of salt.
Savile prompts reported sex crime rise
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
The Jimmy Savile scandal has prompted a rise in the number of reported child sex crimes in Northern Ireland, experts have said.
Contingency plans in place at Belfast A&E
Published: Friday, 10 January 2014
The Belfast Health Trust has said staff and extra beds are on standby, should they be needed, to cope with extra demand at the Royal Victoria Hospital's A&E department over the weekend.
Belfast A&E scenes 'like Beirut'
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
A backlog of patients at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital led to scenes likened to Beirut, caused 12-hour trolley waits and a protest by union workers - who then booed Health Minister Edwin Poots.
Call for more foster families in NI
Published: Wednesday, 08 January 2014
At least 200 new foster families are needed in Northern Ireland this year to provide stable, secure and loving homes for children, charity Fostering Network has said.
Woman 'died from rare disorder'
Published: Tuesday, 07 January 2014
An inquest into the death of an east Belfast woman has heard how the blood disorder that killed her is so rare some doctors never see it during their careers.
Ian Paisley admitted to hospital
Published: Sunday, 29 December 2013
Former First Minister and DUP leader Ian Paisley has been admitted to hospital, his family have confirmed.
House party death ‘tragic’
Published: Saturday, 28 December 2013
The sudden death of a man at a house party in Twinbrook on the outskirts of west Belfast on Friday evening has been described as “tragic”.
A&E hours cut at two hospitals
Published: Monday, 23 December 2013
Accident and emergency opening hours at two hospitals in Counties Antrim and Down are to be reduced due to a shortage of doctors.
Christmas 'lonely' for some NI kids
Published: Sunday, 22 December 2013
A charity is warning that Christmas can be a difficult and lonely time for some young people in Northern Ireland.
Christmas dinner 'turkeyberg' warning
Published: Friday, 20 December 2013
Northern Ireland Water has warned people not to pour fat, oil and grease down the sink after cooking their Christmas dinner.
Man 'critical' after being impaled
Published: Thursday, 19 December 2013
A man is in a critical condition after he became impaled on railings in Belfast.
Trust reviews A&E hours in Co Down
Published: Wednesday, 18 December 2013
The South Eastern Trust is to carry out a review of accident and emergency opening hours at the Downe and Lagan Valley hospitals.
Applications stretch fostering services
Published: Wednesday, 18 December 2013
A report has called for improvements to fostering services in Northern Ireland.
Hospital recalls 1,113 bladder patients
Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2013
More than 1,000 patients who attended a bladder test at Belfast City Hospital over the past two years have been recalled.
Six firework injuries is record low
Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Six people were injured in firework-related accidents over the Halloween period - the lowest number since records began.
Xmas gift to improve little boy's life
Published: Friday, 13 December 2013
A little Armagh boy with severe spina bifida has received a special present from Father Christmas that will help improve his mobility.
Pupil ‘drowsy after taking tablets’
Published: Friday, 13 December 2013
A primary school in west Belfast has been praised for its actions after a pupil took prescription drugs and became drowsy during its lessons.
Talking about mental health issues in NI
Published: Thursday, 12 December 2013
One in five people in Northern Ireland show signs of a possible mental health problem, but a new campaign is urging us to talk about it.
Pet food meat ready for human food chain
Published: Thursday, 12 December 2013
Meat intended for use in pet food was found ready to enter the food chain in Northern Ireland, a major review has confirmed.
Sex exploitation inquiry updates Stormont
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013
The chair of an inquiry into the sexual exploitation and abuse of young people in Northern Ireland says that her investigation will be thorough, despite not having statutory powers.
'Highest ever' domestic violence reports
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Five women a year in Northern Ireland are murdered at the hands of their husbands or partners, statistics have revealed.
Mum's heartbreak after birth trauma
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013
The mother of a baby boy who suffered horrifying injuries during his birth at Belfast's Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital - the details of which viewers are warned they may find disturbing - has spoken of her heartbreak to UTV.
Queen's announces major cancer study
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Queen's University in Belfast is to lead a €6m European study to find new treatments for bowel cancer, it has been announced.
End of gay adoption ban welcomed
Published: Wednesday, 11 December 2013
The end of a ban preventing gay couples from adopting children has been welcomed.
Baby dies in horror birth at Royal
Published: Tuesday, 10 December 2013
A distraught father is calling for an inquest into the death of his baby son after the horror of his traumatic birth at Belfast's Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital - the details of which may disturb some viewers.
Winter flu prevention advice
Published: Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Health experts are reminding the public that taking the simple step of maintaining proper hand hygiene can greatly reduce the risks of germs spreading, and catching an illness this winter.
All-Ireland review of cardiac surgery
Published: Monday, 09 December 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced that an international team of clinicians will carry out a review of children's heart services on an all-island basis.
Rise in children trafficked to NI
Published: Friday, 06 December 2013
A new project is being launched to provide advice and support for the increased number of young human trafficking victims in Northern Ireland.
Ford to consult on abortion law change
Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013
The Justice Minister David Ford is to launch a consultation on changing Northern Ireland's abortion laws in cases involving terminal foetal abnormality.
NI breast cancer survival highest in UK
Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013
Northern Ireland has the highest breast cancer survival rates in the UK and Ireland, according to Queen's Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.
Beyonce and Jay Z start vegan challenge
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2013
Beyonce and Jay Z have embarked on a strict vegan diet challenge for December.
Health problems limit fifth of population
Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2013
More than a fifth of the population in Northern Ireland have a long-term health problem or disability which limits their daily activities.

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