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Civil servants introduce health worker pay rise delayed by powersharing crisis

Civil servants are to introduce a pay rise for health service workers in Northern Ireland that was left unimplemented due to the Stormont powersharing crisis.

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The six early signs of dementia you should look out for this Christmas

Christmas is a time when we get to take a rare break from work and spend some much-needed quality time with our families, squabbling over board games and pigging out on festive foods.

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Miracle birth ... the baby born with its heart outside its body

A baby born with an extremely rare condition in which the heart grows on the outside of the body has survived, in what is believed to be a UK first.

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Katie Price leaves Loose Women in tears after talking about her mum and Keith Chegwin

Katie Price broke down in tears and walked off Loose Women on Tuesday, after speaking about her mum, who has the same incurable disease as the late Keith Chegwin.

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John Kennedy, a member of the expert advisory panel on adult care and support, with a copy of its report

NI social care system ‘collapsing in slow motion’

A living wage should be adopted to raise the pay of social care workers, an expert report has said.

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Pro-life campaigner Bernie Smyth outside the offices of Marie Stopes in Belfast. December 8, 2017. PIC: PB

Authorities in dark on abortion figures

After five years Belfast’s Marie Stopes abortion clinic has now wound down its operations – but the government does not know exactly how many terminations have been carried out by the centre.

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Why ‘hands off’ massage can really have your senses working overtime

Why ‘hands off’ massage can really have your senses working overtime

The Murnaghan Clinic, which is based in Dublin but runs clinics locally at the David Wood Ulster Grand Prix House in Dundrod and on the Ormeau Road in Belfast, pride themselves on offering bespoke treatments for clients, tapping into many aspects of ancient Chinese medicine to help people with a wide range of conditions.

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‘It helps people experiencing these feelings to know they are not alone’

‘It helps people experiencing these feelings to know they are not alone’

The issue of mental health was once very much taboo. However, as more and more people speak out about their own personal battles, it brings the issue into the light, giving help and support to those who are suffering,

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The Marie Stopes abortion clinic in Great Victoria Street united conservative Catholics and Protestants alike in protest as soon as it opened

Belfast abortion clinic closure ‘a victory for the unborn’

The pending closure of Belfast’s Marie Stopes abortion clinic has been hailed as a victory for the unborn by a former health minister.

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Marie Stopes Belfast clinic shuts after UK Government move to fund abortions

A Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast is to close after the UK Government funded abortion treatment for Northern Irish women in England.

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Afzal Khan MP, victim Neil Tattersall and victims campaigner Kenny Donaldson in Manchester to mark the 25th anniversary of the IRA bombing of the city

Terror victims mark 25 years since IRA attack on Manchester

Terror victims from across the UK have converged on Manchester to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1992 IRA bomb attack on the city.

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Alliance Party Leader  Naomi Long

Naomi Long opens up about illness which she has hidden all her adult life

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has spoken about the illness which caused her to collapse during a live TV debate in the run-up to the Westminster election.

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Eddie, aged 13, on Ballyholme Beach in 1965, before he was 'stretched'

Belfast man remembers NI’s polio epidemic, 60 years on

In 1957 Northern Ireland was hit with a polio epidemic, with 297 people being struck down by the debilitating disease.

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Figures released by the Department of Health show 272,656 people are on the waiting list for a first hospital outpatient appointment

Sinn Fein putting politics before patients: UUP

The Ulster Unionist Party has lambasted Sinn Fein for putting “an Irish language act ahead of the safety of local patients” as waiting lists continue to spiral.

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People doing the ice bucket challenge for the motor neurone disease association

Ice Bucket challenge co-founder Anthony Senerchia dies aged 46

Anthony Senerchia, credited as one of the co-founders of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge that swept social media in 2014, has died at the age of 46.

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Alison Bell  from Newtownabbey and her six year old son Ollie, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) last year, are calling on local people to give whatever then can to support children whose lives have been devastated by cancer.  To find out more visit cancerfundforchildren.com

‘Cancer turned our world upside down’

Alison Bell, from Newtownabbey, is sharing her son Ollie’s story as part of Cancer Fund for Children’s Christmas appeal, to encourage local people to do whatever they can to support children whose lives have been devastated by cancer.

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Undated Positive Life handout photo of Jacquie Richardson, chief executive of HIV charity Positive Life, who says over 1,000 people in Northern Ireland are now living with HIV

Number of people living with HIV in N Ireland exceeds 1000 for the first time

The number of people living with HIV in Northern Ireland has exceeded 1,000 for the first time, a charity said.

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Robin Swann makes his 50th blood donation at Belfast City Hospital

UUP leader’s appeal as he makes 50th blood donation

UUP leader Robin Swann, who on Wednesday made his 50th blood donation, admitted that his early motivation to give blood came from the fact it entitled him to time out of class.

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UUP leader Robin Swann pictured at the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Centre at Belfast City Hospital where he was donating blood for the 50th time. 
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UUP leader makes 50th blood donation

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA, made his 50th blood donation in the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Centre at Belfast City Hospital.

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