Queen's developing superbug treatment
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
New treatments for some of the world's top killer infections are being developed by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast in a €4m international research project.
UK wide suicide inquiry to be held
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
Seven hundred young people are killing themselves in the UK each year, experts have said.
19 deaths due to 'catastrophic' drug
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
A cluster of 19 deaths from a new unregulated stimulant drug has been reported to the authorities in Northern Ireland, a scientist has told an inquest.
Health workers protest over pay problems
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Workers at hospitals across Northern Ireland have held protests over missed wage payments.
Salt poison child inquest halted
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
An inquest into how a four-year-old girl died from salt poisoning has dramatically halted after a judge said he "felt an offence may have been committed".
Increase in parents seeking support
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
Support organisation Parenting NI has reported an increase of almost a third of people seeking its help to cope with the ever-increasing demands of raising children.
Miracle Belfast baby defies the odds
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A young Belfast mother says it's a miracle her son is alive after she was told by doctors she was not expecting and underwent surgery, only for medics to later discover a baby.
Diabetes breakthrough trialled in NI
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
A device which could revolutionise the lives of people with diabetes has been piloted by the South Eastern Trust - the first region in the world to use it.
Bugs on the menu at 'pest-aurant'
Published: Wednesday, 04 June 2014
For one day only Belfast has hosted a pop-up 'pest-aurant' - with a menu featuring Mexican spiced mealworms and curried crickets.
Woman 'angry' after baby scan shock
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
A woman has described the harrowing experience of being told by a doctor her unborn child was dead - only to find out it was alive when having a scan two days later.
Inquiry into emergency healthcare
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry into emergency healthcare following a major incident at a hospital earlier in the year.
Emergency calls diverted to Scotland
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
Emergency calls to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service had to be diverted to Scotland for a time on Monday due to problems with the phone system.
New therapy hope for Ballygowan girl
Published: Friday, 30 May 2014
The family of a young Ballygowan girl are trying a new form of therapy which they hope will improve her independence and mobility.
Patients facing longer waits to see GPs
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
The Royal College of GPs has warned that it will become increasingly difficult for people to get an appointment to see their doctors unless government provides more funding for the service.
Concern over health staff pay problems
Published: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Health workers are set to consider legal action against the Health Minister Edwin Poots over concerns they may not get paid their correct wages again this month.
Ecstasy warning after Donegal drug death
Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Young people in Londonderry have been warned about the dangers of taking the illegal drug ecstasy after the death of a man at a house party in Donegal.
Childhood sight loss on increase in NI
Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
There has been an 11% rise in the number of children registered blind or partially sighted in Northern Ireland in the last six years.
NI teenage births drop to record low
Published: Tuesday, 27 May 2014
The number of teenage girls giving birth in Northern Ireland fell to a record low in 2013.
GPs reject charges for patients plan
Published: Thursday, 22 May 2014
GPs have voted to reject a plan to introduce charges for patient consultations.
'Nuns taken for granted' - Bishop Daly
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
A retired Catholic bishop has said nuns at the centre of the UK's largest ever public inquiry into institutional child abuse were "taken for granted".
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.

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