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.
Hundreds wait over 24 hours in A&E
Published: Monday, 02 December 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots says patients at accident and emergency departments should be seen within four hours - but UTV has learned that hundreds of people have been waiting longer than 24 hours to be treated.
Appeal for December blood donations
Published: Monday, 02 December 2013
The Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service is appealing for the public to help them meet demand over the festive period.
Randox wins NI health trust contract
Published: Thursday, 28 November 2013
Diagnostics company Randox has won a five year contract to supply quality control products to Northern Ireland's Health & Social Care Trusts.
Probe as prisoner dies after release
Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
The Prisoner Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has published an extensive report into the death of a prisoner who died one day after he returned home from Maghaberry prison.
NI firm in $9m breast cancer test deal
Published: Tuesday, 26 November 2013
The Northern Ireland based Almac Group has signed a major $9m licensing deal, giving Californian specialists the rights to develop and commercialise its breast cancer test which detects patients most likely to benefit from chemotherapy.
Sanctuary for domestic abuse survivors
Published: Sunday, 24 November 2013
A new multi-million pound complex of houses and apartments has opened in Londonderry providing safe, independent living facilities for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
Jennifer Lawrence laughs about 'bad gas'
Published: Friday, 22 November 2013
Jennifer Lawrence has laughed off the coverage of her recent trip to hospital after reports suggested she had gone to the emergency room with a bout of bad gas.
Emma Thompson: 'Botox is psychotic'
Published: Friday, 22 November 2013
Actress Emma Thompson remains determined to avoid cosmetic surgery, insisting it is "psychotic" to have Botox injections.
Teen's blog helps raise £40k for charity
Published: Thursday, 21 November 2013
A teenage girl who was diagnosed with a brain tumour has now raised £40,000 through her social media campaign to help fund medical research.
Ex-GAA captain reveals disease diagnosis
Published: Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Former Antrim GAA captain Anto Finnegan has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.
NI boss launches new heart charity
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has launched a new charity inspired by a young man's fight against congenital heart disease, also serving as its patron.
Cancer drug 'could give extra year'
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013
Women with ovarian cancer in Northern Ireland are unable to access a drug which could add up to a year to their lives, it has been claimed.
Inquest 'should be held into stillbirth'
Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2013
An inquest should be held into the circumstances surrounding a stillborn baby because an actual death occurred, Northern Ireland's Attorney General argued on Wednesday.
Poots defends stance on gay adoption
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has told the Assembly that parenthood by a man and a woman is “the natural order of things” as he defended his policy on gay adoption and blood donation.
Carer manifesto calls for more support
Published: Tuesday, 12 November 2013
A charity representing mental health carers in Northern Ireland has launched a manifesto seeking more support for those in the community who look after loved ones.
Net widens in exploitation investigation
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
A police investigation into child sexual exploitation has identified more victims, more offences and potentially 20 extra suspects, a senior PSNI officer has said.
Woman went to A&E over sore false nails
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
Almost 30,000 hoax or inappropriate emergency calls were made to the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service last year, it was revealed.
Hyponatraemia 'cover up' questions
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
Northern Ireland's former chief medical officer Henrietta Campbell is facing questions at the hyponatraemia inquiry in Banbridge.
Man jailed for Christmas attack on nurse
Published: Thursday, 07 November 2013
A man has been jailed for three months after admitting kicking a male nurse in the eye while receiving treatment at Altnagelvin Hospital's A&E department in Derry last Christmas Eve.
Legal bid over abuse inquiry exclusion
Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013
A woman allegedly molested in foster care has launched a High Court challenge over being excluded from a Stormont inquiry into historic abuse at children's homes.
NI population will be 1.9m by 2020
Published: Wednesday, 06 November 2013
Northern Ireland's population is expected to hit 1.9 million by 2020.
Poots makes 'paedophile protecting' jibe
Published: Tuesday, 05 November 2013
There have been angry exchanges in the Stormont Assembly after Health Minister Edwin Poots accused the Sinn Féin president of "paedophile protecting".
Movember ‘changing face of men’s health’
Published: Monday, 04 November 2013
It may be early days, but Movember is well and truly underway which means that dodgy 'tashes are soon set to be all the rage - and all for a good cause, changing the face of men's health. Literally.
Warning as NI diabetes figures soar
Published: Sunday, 03 November 2013
The number of people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland has soared by a third in five years to more than 80,000.

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