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.
Anger over £3m health trust travel bill
Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013
A trade union has it out after it was revealed the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust spent over £3m on travel and accommodation for its patients.
Reduction of teenage pregnancies scheme
Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013
A scheme aimed at reducing the number of teenage pregnancies has been launched in north and west Belfast by the Public Health Agency.
100 new care jobs created
Published: Tuesday, 24 September 2013
One hundred new jobs have been created for nurses and care workers following the expansion of a recruitment agency in Belfast.
Young footballer dies during match
Published: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Tributes have been paid to a young footballer who collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack during a match in Islandmagee, Co Antrim on Saturday afternoon.
Rising food prices 'stressing consumers'
Published: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Rising food prices are putting four in 10 consumers under stress, a survey by a leading consumer campaigning charity has found.
Memory walk for Alzheimer's
Published: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Over 1,500 people took part in the Alzheimer's Society's most successful ever Memory Walk at Stormont on Saturday.
Derry's life saving taxi drivers
Published: Friday, 20 September 2013
Taxi drivers in Londonderry will soon be able to offer their customers life saving service after they joined the medical front line.
Charity head defends 'gender abortions'
Published: Friday, 20 September 2013
The head of a leading abortion charity has defended her stance after causing outrage by claiming there was nothing wrong with abortions being carried out on the grounds of gender.
PSNI quizzed over abuse investigation
Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013
PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott has said he would welcome any review into child safeguarding practices as police continue a major investigation into sexual exploitation of young people.

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