NI male eating disorder website launched
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
A first-of-its-kind website has been launched to support men in Northern Ireland who suffer from an eating disorder.
Councillors approve city leisure reforms
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
Belfast councillors have approved a major change in the way the council's leisure centres are run.
'Societal issues' played Hardwell role
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
A report by the Odyssey Trust into the major medical emergency declared at the arena, which led to over 100 people needing medical treatment, has said "wider societal issues" played a role.
Ambulance 'allowed to run out of fuel'
Published: Friday, 21 February 2014
A Paramedic has been struck off the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register for allowing an ambulance to run out of fuel while answering an emergency call.
New mums 'feel pressure to lose weight'
Published: Thursday, 20 February 2014
Many new mothers in Northern Ireland are signing up to 'pramercise' style classes as they feel under pressure to lose weight.
Poots hears A&E nurses concerns
Published: Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Emergency Department nurses have voiced their concerns about the conditions they are facing while working on the frontline of Northern Ireland's health service, at a summit in Belfast.
Crackdown on cigarettes sales to kids
Published: Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Tough new measures to discourage the sale of tobacco to children have been passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Odyssey gig response 'prevented tragedy'
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
The response to a major incident outside a gig at Belfast's Odyssey Arena may have helped prevent a major tragedy, DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots has said - at a multi-agency meeting looking at ways to prevent similar situations in future.
Mother's fight for meningitis vaccine
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
A mother who lost her son to Meningitis B has joined a campaign to have a new vaccination, which could help prevent the deadly condition, provided to children for free.
'No scapegoats over RVH issues' - Poots
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has insisted this is not the time to look for scapegoats over the problems facing the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Housing Executive loses asbestos battle
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Northern Ireland's Housing Executive have lost a legal battle over asbestos tests to be carried out in thousands of its properties.
QUB gets Movember cash for cancer study
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
Queen's and Manchester University have teamed up with the Movember charity and Prostate Cancer UK to form a centre of excellence in the fight to defeat prostate cancer.
15 die annually waiting for transplant
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Fifteen people die annually in Northern Ireland waiting for an organ transplant, new statistics have revealed.
Robinson 'supports Poots over RVH'
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
First Minister Peter Robinson has thrown his full support behind his under-fire DUP colleague, Health Minister Edwin Poots.
Poots rejects RVH deaths 'cover-up'
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
It has emerged that as many as five people may have died at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast last year because they were not treated quickly enough.
Sexual Health Week raises STI issue
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
With the number of sexually transmitted infections on the rise in Northern Ireland, the region's political parties are uniting at Stormont to raise awareness.
Woman aged 103 exhibits first artwork
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
A pensioner who is exhibiting her ceramic work at the age of 103 has told UTV she hopes to inspire other older people to take up art.
Report on A&E raises staffing concern
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has described the findings of a report into the emergency department at the Royal Victoria Hospital as worrying.
Smoking ban in cars with children urged
Published: Sunday, 09 February 2014
A charity has urged Northern Ireland MPs to back a ban on smoking in cars with children present.
DJ's gig axed after Belfast emergency
Published: Friday, 07 February 2014
A DJ's concert in Edinburgh has been axed for safety reasons after more than 100 people were treated for suspected drug and alcohol problems outside his Belfast show.
Major incident at Belfast concert
Published: Thursday, 06 February 2014
A major incident has been declared by emergency services as up to 40 young people attending a concert at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast were treated for suspected drug and alcohol intoxication.
Hospitals 'owed millions by NI Water'
Published: Thursday, 06 February 2014
Hospitals across Northern Ireland could be in line for repayments worth millions from NI Water after a Consumer Council investigation has helped change the way they were billed for sewage disposal.
NI study to plan for 'ageing revolution'
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Queen's University has launched Northern Ireland's largest ever public health research project which aims to develop future government policy to deal with the region's "ageing revolution".
Increase in NI victims reporting abuse
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Charities and police in Northern Ireland have recorded an increase in victims of sexual exploitation coming forward to report their abuse in the wake of Operation Yewtree.
Review after 'Beirut' incident at A&E
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced a review into emergency care.
Judge in 'neknominate' video is sorry
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
A high profile Northern Ireland judge has owned up to her "foolish behaviour" after she was filmed taking part in the 'neknominate' drinking game.
Nearly half of NI carers 'in debt'
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Almost half of carers in Northern Ireland are in debt and struggle to pay household bills, new research has claimed.
Queen's in European cancer survival drive
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A world renowned cancer specialist from Queen's University, Belfast is leading the fight to beat cancer across Europe.
NI Facebook page halts 'neknominations'
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
The creators of a Northern Ireland Facebook page devoted to the online drinking game which has been linked to deaths in the Republic have quit promoting so-called 'neknomination' videos.
NI smoking levels 'higher than GB'
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Levels of smoking in Northern Ireland are higher than in the rest of the UK, the Cancer Focus charity has revealed.
Call for 'robust' action on legal highs
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots is calling for tougher action to be taken against the sale of so-called legal highs in the UK.
Cheryl blasts scales firm using her image
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
Singer Cheryl Cole has slammed bosses of a celebrity-themed weighing scales company for using her face on the product.
Injuries Unit for A&E closure hospitals
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
A new nurse-led Minor Injuries Unit is planned for two Northern Ireland hospitals following changes to their accident and emergency opening hours.
Bionic hand first for Banbridge man
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
A Banbridge man has become the first person on the whole of the island of Ireland to receive a bionic hand, something which has helped transform his life.
Children in care 'made to eat own vomit'
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Some children at residential homes run by Catholic nuns in Northern Ireland were made to eat their own vomit, a lawyer said.

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