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.
Hyponatraemia inquiry report delayed
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
The chairman conducting the hyponatraemia inquiry, which investigated the deaths of five children, has said his report on his findings will be delayed.
Stem cells lab to open in Galway
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Stem cells for human use are to be made in a university lab in the first medical programme of its kind in Ireland.
Call to ban e-cigs for under-18s
Published: Sunday, 26 January 2014
A leading charity has urged Health Minister Edwin Poots to enforce a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to under-18s in Northern Ireland.
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.

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