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Northern Ireland Chief Medical Officer backs minimum alcohol pricing

The chief medical officer has supported the minimum pricing of alcohol in Northern Ireland.

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Sammy Wilson

DUP outrage over abortion changes

The government’s decision to offer children under the age of 16 from Northern Ireland access to free abortions in England – in some cases without parental consent – has been slammed by a senior DUP MP.

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The Duke of Cambridge attends the final meeting of The Royal Foundation's Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying, at Google in King's Cross, London

William launches national campaign to tackle cyberbullying

The Duke of Cambridge has told parents and victims of online abuse that he is sorry he could not help them sooner at the launch of a national campaign to tackle cyberbullying.

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18/10/2012:  Anti-abortion protesters outside the new Marie Stopes private clinic in Belfast

Shock at offer of free abortions for NI minors

The government has been urged to rethink plans to offer girls under the age of 16 from NI access to free abortions in England – in some cases without parental consent.

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The winter can be hazardous for older people

Helping older people prevent debilitating falls in winter

Every year in Northern Ireland, one in 3 of over-65 year olds and around half of over 85s will fall at least once and for many, this can mean spending extended time in hospital resulting in the loss of muscle mass.

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

NSPCC Northern Ireland is marking anti-bullying week with new figures revealing that almost 300 local young people turned to Childline last year with worries about bullying and cyberbullying.
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Paul McLean from Lurgan

Stroke survivor Paul McLean talks about the aftermath of the condition

Lurgan stroke survivor Paul McLean, 41 is one of the thousands of people living with communication difficulties after a stroke.

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The University of Glasgow study, published on Tuesday, looked at data from 18 countries, including the UK, US, China and Japan.

Grandparents ‘unfairly blamed for harming child health’

Grandparents in Northern Ireland are being “unfairly blamed” for harming children’s health, it has been claimed.

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Cameron Truesdale

£100,000 raised so far to fund boy’s experimental treatment

An appeal to help fund treatment for a 12-year-old Waringstown boy has passed an important milestone, with £100,000 raised so far.

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The Duchess of Cambridge (centre) during her visit to the Family Action at Hornsey Road Children's Centre, London

Duke of Cambridge struggled with role of new father, Kate reveals

The Duchess of Cambridge has told a single father how her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, initially found it difficult adjusting to parenthood.

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Northern Ireland has been without an Executive at Stormont for 10 months and the Department for Health has called on Secretary James Brokenshire to clarify when it will receive funding.

Department for Health calls on James Brokenshire for clarity over funding

The Department for Health has called on Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire to clarify when it will receive funding, after MPs voted to pass a Budget for the region via Westminster.

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Severe injuries sustained after firework thrown into car

Police have released a series of graphic images of fireworks burns - after a woman was left with serious injuries when a lit firework was thrown into a car.
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The cups used during a treatment, and 'Gravity' which is used to relax the body afterwards

How I got dramatic pain relief

I am a great believer in trying new things, especially when it comes to anything that can improve your health (writes Julie-Ann Spence).

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Dr Shane Murnaghan and Deborah Fynes

Ancient Chinese therapy bringing relief to patients in 21st century

For thousands of years health practitioners in China have used a treatment called ‘cupping’ to help their patients with a wide range of conditions.

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Inside the QFT

Northern Ireland charity raises fibromyalgia awareness at QFT

Hope 4 ME and Fibro Northern Ireland, a registered charity supporting all patients suffering from ME and Fibromyalgia, is offering free tickets and information packs, to medical students wishing to attend an event this weekend which brings awareness to the conditions.

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The figures were released by the Department of Health

£20 million paid in damages in clinical and social care negligence cases

Nearly £20 million was paid out in damages on clinical and social care negligence cases in Northern Ireland in the 2016/17 financial year, figures published yesterday by the Department of Health show.

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Google image of the Welcome Evangelical church in Cambrai Street

Prayer vigil being held tonight for seriously ill Martyn Lewis

A prayer vigil is expected to be held tonight for seriously ill Martyn Lewis.

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Ken Reid

UTV's Ken Reid reveals he's battling leukaemia

Broadcast political editor Ken Reid has revealed he is battling cancer.
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N Ireland Health Service can pay £120 an hour for agency nurses due to shortages

Northern Ireland’s cash-strapped health service is paying up to £120 an hour for agency nurses as it struggles to plug chronic staff shortages, it can be revealed.

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Royal Victoria Hospital

Prayer requests for Martyn Lewis after accident

Calls have been made for prayers for Belfast man Martyn Lewis who was injured last weekend.
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