Boy mauled by dog at school
Published: Friday, 28 June 2013
A young boy is in hospital after he was attacked by a pet dog at a Co Antrim school.
Babies vaccinated against tummy bug
Published: Friday, 28 June 2013
Babies in Northern Ireland are to be vaccinated against rotavirus, a stomach bug that causes severe diarrhoea.
'Men get eating disorders too' campaign
Published: Thursday, 27 June 2013
A mother has called for more support for men battling eating disorders after losing her son to bulimia.
Illegal pills worth £100,000 seized
Published: Thursday, 27 June 2013
Illegal medicinal products worth over £100,000, including thousands of erectile dysfunction pills, have been seized in Northern Ireland.
Electronic health records introduced
Published: Thursday, 27 June 2013
An electronic record system rolled out on Thursday aims to improve the speed and efficiency at Northern Ireland's hospitals.
Royal emergency patients recalled
Published: Wednesday, 26 June 2013
More than 100 patients who visited the Royal Victoria Hospital's emergency department have been recalled over fears of misdiagnosis.
£9m A&E department opens at Antrim
Published: Wednesday, 26 June 2013
A new £9.2m accident and emergency department is to open at Antrim Area Hospital.
Poots admits hospitals under pressure
Published: Tuesday, 25 June 2013
As a new A&E department is due to open at Antrim Area Hospital, Health Minister Edwin Poots has admitted that the hospital system is under pressure.
£6m Saudi deal for NI firm
Published: Tuesday, 25 June 2013
A Co Antrim medical diagnostics company has secured a multi-million pound deal with the Saudi Arabian government.
Cancer prevention hit by GP pressures
Published: Tuesday, 25 June 2013
The increasing workload in GP surgeries is stopping cancer prevention information being delivered effectively, according to a new study by the University of Ulster.
Third of CF patients die on waiting list
Published: Monday, 24 June 2013
A third of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) in need of a lung transplant are dying on the waiting list, a charity has said.
450 drug items discarded in 'safe box'
Published: Wednesday, 19 June 2013
People have discarded 450 items of medication in a 'drug safe box' as part of a pilot scheme to tackle drug misuse in east Belfast.
Paramedics attacked with meat cleaver
Published: Tuesday, 18 June 2013
An ambulance crew has been forced to retreat to the safety of their vehicle during a call-out in Newtownabbey, when an aggressive patient came at them wielding a meat cleaver.
£4m damages over brain damaged baby
Published: Friday, 14 June 2013
A five-year-old north Down boy left severely brain damaged at birth is to receive an estimated £4m in damages.
Report claims 'staff failed Savita'
Published: Thursday, 13 June 2013
Nursing staff at a hospital in Galway failed to adequately assess and monitor an Indian dentist who died after suffering a miscarriage in their care last year, a review has found.
Deep clean at Altnagelvin baby ward
Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2013
The Western Trust has confirmed a deep clean is underway at Altnagelvin Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after an increase in the number of babies who have developed a bloodstream infection.
Don't fear prostate cancer says survivor
Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2013
As part of UTV's Stand By Your Man Father's Day campaign, one survivor has described his experience of battling prostate cancer.
Ulster Hospital redevelopment begins
Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Health Minister Edwin Poots has cut the first sod on the next stage of redevelopment at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald, Co Down.
Child sex abuse centre opens doors
Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2013
A child protection charity has opened a centre dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse of children in the Southern Health Trust area.
Trust 'faces challenges' to improve
Published: Tuesday, 11 June 2013
The Health Minister Edwin Poots has said the Northern Trust faces difficult challenges ahead as a report warns "intensive support" is needed to improve its health provision.
Concern over smear test non-attendance
Published: Monday, 10 June 2013
A UK cancer charity has warned levels of cervical cancer among women in Northern Ireland could rise if they continue ignoring their screening test invitations.
Historic Derry care home closes
Published: Friday, 07 June 2013
A residential care home in Londonderry run by the Sisters of Nazareth religious order is to close after 120 years, with the loss of 33 jobs.
Local teens tackle body image issue
Published: Thursday, 06 June 2013
A group of local teenagers have launched a novel campaign to tackle the issue of body image, as part of the Fixers programme.
Campaign for defibrillators in schools
Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2013
Parents and pupils of a Co Antrim primary school have joined forces with some of Northern Ireland's sporting heroes to campaign for life saving equipment in schools.
Care staff suspended over abuse claim
Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2013
Two workers have been suspended from a Limavady care home as police investigate allegations of abuse relating to the care of vulnerable adults.
NI expert for horsemeat review
Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2013
An independent review of the UK's food system, in light of the horsemeat scandal, will be lead by a Northern-Ireland based food security expert.
Call for clarity on autism services
Published: Tuesday, 04 June 2013
A university expert is calling on all Northern Ireland assembly departments to provide clear guidance on the provision of support services for people with autism.
Consultation on organ donor law begins
Published: Tuesday, 04 June 2013
A consultation to change the organ donation law in Northern Ireland to an opt out system has been launched.
Public raises £2m for Royal MRI scanner
Published: Monday, 03 June 2013
The Children's MRI Scanner Appeal has reached its £2m fundraising target for the purchase of an MRI scanner for the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
Council cash boosts hospice rebuild
Published: Friday, 31 May 2013
A new hospice building in north Belfast has been given a cash boost by Belfast City Council.
NI's middle-aged men in crisis
Published: Thursday, 30 May 2013
A charity has called on the assembly and other bodies to address the heightened risk of suicide among disadvantaged middle-aged men in Northern Ireland.
Sleep Out for Belfast's homeless
Published: Thursday, 30 May 2013
UTV's Sara Moore has spent a night sleeping rough on the streets of Belfast as part of a charity campaign to highlight the problem of homelessness.
Call for 'plain pack' cigarettes in NI
Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Health campaigners have called for branded cigarettes to be banned in Northern Ireland shops.
NI care homes 'safe' from privatisation
Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Residential care in Northern Ireland will be protected from privatisation, as MLAs react to the controversial Transforming Your Care reforms.
Low fat food 'could make you gain weight'
Published: Monday, 27 May 2013
New research is claiming that low fat food could make consumers gain weight because they tend to see it as a license to overeat.

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