Man lost 17 stone after turnstile trauma
Published: Tuesday, 30 July 2013
A Larne man who once got trapped in a football turnstile because of his weight has managed to lose over 17 stone.
Nearly all men survive testicular cancer
Published: Monday, 29 July 2013
Survival for testicular cancer has risen by almost 30% in the last 40 years, with nearly all men now beating the disease, according to new figures.
Hair raiser for Newtownabbey woman
Published: Sunday, 28 July 2013
A Newtownabbey woman is set to undergo a hair-raising experience - but all for a good cause.
Campaigners call for vaccine u-turn
Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013
A local meningitis charity has said it is disappointed by a committee's decision not to recommend the introduction of a vaccine for the meningitis B disease.
New clamp down on 'booze buses'
Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013
The new Environment Minister wants to clamp down on so-called booze buses.
Woman warns of city drugs problem
Published: Tuesday, 23 July 2013
A woman from the Shankill area of Belfast has warned that drug dealing is becoming more prevalent in the area.
HIV 'cure' conman gets community service
Published: Tuesday, 23 July 2013
A Zimbabwean man who was convicted of an online scam selling products which claimed to kill the HIV Virus has been sentenced to 240 hours of community service by a court in Belfast on Tuesday.
Dublin woman's abortion death 'barbaric'
Published: Monday, 22 July 2013
As police continue to investigate the sudden death of a woman just hours after she travelled from Dublin to London for an abortion, a campaign group has hit out at the lack of treatment available to her in the Republic of Ireland.
Singer Anastacia 'cancer free'
Published: Saturday, 20 July 2013
Pop star Anastacia has told fans she has beaten cancer for a second time.
Cancer drug can treat blindness - QUB
Published: Friday, 19 July 2013
Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that an anti-cancer drug could be used to treat a major cause of blindness in older people.
Adult day care centres under review
Published: Thursday, 18 July 2013
There are fears that day care centres for adults with learning disabilities could face cuts as part of a review by the Health and Social Care Board.
'Too many drug deaths in NI' - Poots
Published: Sunday, 14 July 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has warned that the number of deaths caused by drug misuse Northern Ireland is "unacceptable".
NI's homeless problem highlighted
Published: Friday, 12 July 2013
Nearly 10,000 households were officially classed as homeless in Northern Ireland in a 12-month period.
Dáil passes abortion legislation
Published: Friday, 12 July 2013
The Irish Government has passed legislation for the first time to allow abortion in limited circumstances.
Dáil abortion debate continues
Published: Thursday, 11 July 2013
Irish politicians have begun a second night of debating the laws which will legislate for abortion in limited circumstances for the first time.
Poots meets PSNI over sudden deaths
Published: Thursday, 11 July 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has met with the PSNI and representatives from community action groups on Thursday to discuss recent deaths which have been linked to drugs.
Humanity request over inmates' health
Published: Thursday, 11 July 2013
A top judge has told the senior authorities of Maghaberry jail they need to get the prison into the 21st Century and show a bit more humanity to the inmates under their control where their medical needs were concerned.
Man 'verbally abused' RVH nurse
Published: Thursday, 11 July 2013
A man who verbally abused and squared up to a nurse trying to treat him after a suicide attempt behaved "scandalously", a judge has said.
Last vote on Irish abortion law due
Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Irish politicians are set to vote to pass divisive laws to legislate for the first time for abortion in limited circumstances.
Jail governor ordered to court
Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2013
The governor and chief medical officer of Maghaberry prison have been ordered to appear in court on Thursday to explain why a remand prisoner apparently cannot get medical treatment, either at the jail or at an outside hospital.
Trust 'to outsource home help' - NIPSA
Published: Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Public service trade union NIPSA says the Southern Trust is planning to outsource its home care services to the private sector.
NI transplant athletes 'Pass it On'
Published: Tuesday, 09 July 2013
Northern Ireland competitors in this year's World Transplant Games are getting behind a new message encouraging people to 'Pass it On'.
Quarry safety campaign after deaths
Published: Tuesday, 09 July 2013
A new campaign has been launched by Environment Minister Alex Attwood to highlight the dangers of quarries.
Drug arrests in east Belfast death probe
Published: Monday, 08 July 2013
Police are investigating the sudden death of a man in his 20s in east Belfast on Sunday.
NI sun-seekers don't realise local risks
Published: Monday, 08 July 2013
With increasing awareness of skin cancer, more holidaymakers are taking precautions while abroad - but many people in Northern Ireland still remain unaware of the risks posed by the sun at home.
Michael Parkinson battling cancer
Published: Sunday, 07 July 2013
Revered broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Deaths not linked to killer drug
Published: Friday, 05 July 2013
Police have said no link has been found between the deaths of eight people, after it was initially feared they died from taking a killer drug.
Donor drive for seriously ill boy
Published: Friday, 05 July 2013
A seriously ill boy from England is being helped by his relatives in Enniskillen to find the life-saving bone marrow treatment he desperately needs.
£2.7m boost for NI Hospice
Published: Thursday, 04 July 2013
An investment of £2.7m to assist in the building of the NI Hospice has been announced by the Health Minister Edwin Poots, paving the way for construction work to begin at the end of the year.
Nursing levels 'stretched' at times
Published: Wednesday, 03 July 2013
Senior medics have claimed nurse staffing levels in some Belfast hospitals are being left stretched outside normal office hours.
Refurb scheme for social housing launched
Published: Wednesday, 03 July 2013
An improvement programme that could see the refurbishment of around 2,000 social homes over the next three years has been announced by Housing Minister Nelson McCausland.
PSNI 'does not protect' drug dealers
Published: Tuesday, 02 July 2013
The PSNI's Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris has denied that the police force protects drug dealers in Northern Ireland.
Irish abortion laws move step closer
Published: Tuesday, 02 July 2013
A vote on Irish abortion legislation has passed in the Dáil.
Protest at Stormont to save care homes
Published: Monday, 01 July 2013
A protest has been held at Stormont calling for an end to the closure of NHS residential care homes.
Drug dealers 'poisoning NI communities'
Published: Monday, 01 July 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots says drug dealers are "poisoning our communities", as police investigate the sudden deaths of eight young people.

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