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.
Over 80,000 living with diabetes in NI
Published: Friday, 01 November 2013
There has been a 33% increase in the number of people living with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in Northern Ireland in the last five years, a new report has revealed.
Concern over NI fertility treatment
Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013
A local charity has raised concern that Northern Irish couples are not able to avail of the same opportunities for NHS fertility treatment as offered in other parts of the UK.
GAA star reveals battle with depression
Published: Thursday, 31 October 2013
A former GAA star has caught the attention of thousands of people online by sharing his innermost thoughts on his struggle to overcome depression in an insightful blog.
Civil Service sickness cost £30m
Published: Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Northern Ireland Civil Service sickness levels cost the public purse over £30m, a report has found.
Campaign speaks out for stroke survivors
Published: Tuesday, 29 October 2013
A man living with aphasia has spoken to UTV to help raise awareness for those left with the life-changing consequences of suffering a stroke.
Payout to NI woman over Baby P dismissal
Published: Tuesday, 29 October 2013
The Northern Ireland woman removed from her post by a London council over the Baby P tragedy, Sharon Shoesmith, will receive a payout for unfair dismissal - despite an independent report finding there had been disastrous failings by her department.
82% support in organ donor consultation
Published: Wednesday, 23 October 2013
UUP MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has revealed that 82% of those who responded to her consultation are in favour of changing to a soft-opt out system for organ donation in Northern Ireland.
New children's hospital for Belfast
Published: Monday, 21 October 2013
A new children's hospital costing up to £250m will be built in Belfast, it has been announced.
Child poverty measures 'poorly developed'
Published: Monday, 21 October 2013
Key measures to enshrine equality in law and tackle child poverty in Northern Ireland have been insufficiently developed, it has been claimed in a new report published on Monday.
Trust admits hyponatremia liability
Published: Thursday, 17 October 2013
The Belfast Trust has admitted liability for the deaths of two children in hospital in the 1990s.
Clarification over abortion guidelines
Published: Thursday, 17 October 2013
The Department of Health has said that its draft guidelines on abortion mean that anyone advising women about the availability of terminations in Great Britain is not committing an offence.
22 posts created at new medicine centre
Published: Wednesday, 16 October 2013
The University of Ulster has announced the creation of 22 high end jobs following the opening of a new Northern Ireland Centre for Stratified Medicine.
NI people confused about donor register
Published: Wednesday, 16 October 2013
More than a third of the population do not know how to register as a donor despite a high level of support for organ donation in Northern Ireland, new research has found.
Boys honoured for saving grandmother
Published: Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Two boys, aged six and nine, have been praised for their quick-thinking and courage which helped save the life of their grandmother.
Judge rules gay blood ban 'irrational'
Published: Friday, 11 October 2013
The ban on gay men giving blood in Northern Ireland is irrational, a High Court judge has ruled - adding that Health Minister Edwin Poots broke the ministerial code over the issue.
Footballer breaks mental health 'taboo'
Published: Thursday, 10 October 2013
A former Northern Ireland international and Manchester United player has spoken out about his brother's suicide and his own mental health issues, as the IFA aims to help break the 'taboo'.
£3m awarded to support NI mental health
Published: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Eight organisations have been awarded £3m to unite under one banner promoting good mental health in Northern Ireland - which has the world's highest levels of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Savita was 'failed in most basic care'
Published: Wednesday, 09 October 2013
A report has found that Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died after being refused an abortion at a Galway hospital, was failed in the most basic care.
Pressure as rate of STIs rises
Published: Wednesday, 09 October 2013
The number of cases of sexually transmitted infections is rising at a rate which is putting medical staff under increasing pressure.
Una stars at Pride of Britain Awards
Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013
A galaxy of stars descended on the red carpet to honour the heroes of everyday life at the annual Pride of Britain Awards in London.
Cancer expert is QUB vice-chancellor
Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013
A new vice-chancellor has been appointed at Queen's University.
Two hurt by cow at livestock market
Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Two people were injured after a cow broke free in Downpatrick.
Woman rescued at Giant's Causeway
Published: Sunday, 06 October 2013
A woman has been rescued after suffering a fall at the Giant's Causeway.
NI men 'more likely to take own lives'
Published: Friday, 04 October 2013
Men in Northern Ireland are three times more likely to take their own lives than women, according to new research by the University of Ulster.
Parents plea over child's rare disorder
Published: Thursday, 03 October 2013
A north Belfast couple are appealing for families of children with spinal muscular atrophy to contact them so they can be more informed about their baby daughter's rare condition.
Cargo crew decontaminated after leak
Published: Thursday, 03 October 2013
Workers on a cargo ship and a dockhand had to be decontaminated after being exposed to leaking gas in a Co Down harbour, a report has revealed.
Poots steps up battle on health fraud
Published: Wednesday, 02 October 2013
More than 100 patients who had dental or eye care in Northern Ireland ended up in small claims court accused of misappropriating NHS treatment.
Mums back carbon monoxide campaign
Published: Monday, 30 September 2013
The mothers of two teenagers who died from carbon monoxide poisoning are getting behind a new campaign urging people to install alarms.
Mum's appeal for more blood donors
Published: Sunday, 29 September 2013
A Co Antrim mother has appealed for people to give blood to help the thousands of patients who need donations each year.
'Time as a baby behind bars made me ill'
Published: Friday, 27 September 2013
A Londonderry woman claiming her time as a baby behind bars has left her with a serious illness has appealed to the Department of Justice to help with medical costs.
Funeral held for young footballer
Published: Friday, 27 September 2013
The funeral of a footballer, who died during a game in Co Antrim last weekend, has taken place in Islandmagee.

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