Anorexia sufferer 'to be force-fed'
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
A young woman admitted to hospital suffering from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is to be fed through a tube by court order in the Republic of Ireland.
1 in 4 'not attending' smear tests
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
One in four women over the age of 25 in Northern Ireland are not attending cervical smear check-ups.
Patients assessed 'too old for cancer help'
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
Some cancer patients are being "written off" as being too old for treatment, a charity has warned.
Waiting times increase at Royal A&E
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014
More emergency patients are waiting at least 12 hours to be treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, official figures have shown.
Extra cash for NI's 'most vulnerable'
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014
Almost £16.9m in new and additional social security benefits has been allocated to some of Northern Ireland's most vulnerable people.
NI 'needs urgent tobacco law'
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Northern Ireland risks falling behind the rest of the UK on plain tobacco packaging if a new law is not introduced urgently, a campaign group has said.
£1m investment for NI cancer research
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Cancer patients in Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a landmark investment of nearly £1m in cancer research, a local charity has announced.
Hundreds back Wee Oscar big blood drive
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Hundreds of people have turned out to give blood at Belfast City Hall, thanks to a campaign backed by the family of brave little cancer fighter Oscar Knox.
Extra £30m to tackle health pressures
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton has announced that £90m will be allocated to Executive departments in the January Monitoring round.
Endometriosis 'late diagnosis' warning
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Health campaigners claim that up to 2,000 women in Northern Ireland are suffering unnecessarily because of problems with treatment for endometriosis.
City Hall blood drive for Wee Oscar
Published: Monday, 20 January 2014
The family of little superstar Oscar Knox, who has been fighting an aggressive form of cancer since he was three, are hoping people will support a major blood drive which could save countless lives.
Bright clothes advice for 'Blue Monday'
Published: Monday, 20 January 2014
A mental health charity is advising people to wear bright colours to help combat what has been dubbed the most depressing day of the year.
Family hope lessons learned from inquest
Published: Friday, 17 January 2014
The family of a pregnant woman who died from a rare blood disorder have said they hope lessons will be learnt from her death.
Paisley discharged from hospital
Published: Thursday, 16 January 2014
Former First Minister and DUP leader Ian Paisley has been released from hospital.
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.

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