Rates of mental health in pregnancy revealed

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have recently revealed the prevalence of mental health illness in pregnant women, in the largest ever study of its kind.

Yummy honey

Surprising benefits from eating honey

Thick, gooey and golden in colour, raw honey has been used as a natural remedy for thousands of years. The sweet liquid, which is produced by bees using the nectar of plants, has been touted as a potent healing agent in cultures around the world.

Zoe Salmon, actress Olivia Nash, Hospice nurse Ursula Mallon and Miss NI Anna Henry

Zoe Salmon calls for walkers to ‘strut’ in aid of services

Northern Ireland Hospice is calling on local people to get involved in this month’s Hospice Walk events and will raise vital funds for its adult and children’s palliative care services.

Dunmurry Manor on the Outskirts of Belfast. 'Photo by Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker Press

Commissioner’s probe into care home coming to an end

An investigation prompted by “serious concerns” over care standards and the safety of residents with dementia at a care home in Dunmurry is moving to its final stages.


VIDEO: Health, Fitness and Mindset - with Seamus Fox

AWARD winning personal trainer, Seamus Fox has worked with Derry City Football Club, professional boxers and kickboxers during an impressive career which has spanned over 15 years.

Ashbrooke Care Home was closed after an inspection last August

Appeal against closure of Fermanagh care home dropped

An appeal against the decision to close a Co Fermanagh care home over what regulators deemed a “risk to the life” of those living there has been dropped.

Enjoying his Titanic experience last month

Titanic wish granted for nine-year-old cancer warrior

A seriously ill youngster who is fighting Ewings sarcoma has had his Titanic wish granted in Belfast.

Barbara Bush

Former First Lady Barbara Bush 'in good spirits' despite failing health

Former US first lady Barbara Bush, who was reported to be in "failing health" over the weekend, is in "great spirits" and the family is grateful for everyone's prayers and thoughts, her granddaughter said.
Letters to Editor

Challenge of ageing NI only just begun

Where do you start when describing health and social care here?


Man in hospital after machete attack

A man has been taken to hospital after being attacked by a masked gang wielding a machete.

Carol Corr hugs her daughter Joleen who was left in a vegetative state after being assaulted in Downpatrick in 2016

Young mum left in coma after brutal assault has life support switched off

A young mother who has been kept alive for 16 months after she was brutally assaulted in Co Down is expected to pass away in the coming days.

Lauren Neilly. Image taken from GoFundMe

NI woman diagnosed with cancer after toothache

A Northern Ireland woman who went to see the doctor over a toothache and a small cut was given a devastating cancer diagnosis.

former first lady Barbara Bush listens to a patient's question during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.

Former First Lady Barbara Bush 'in failing health'

Former first lady Barbara Bush is in "failing health" and will not seek additional medical treatment, a family spokesman has said.

Undated handout photo issued by Darren Williams of John Williams who died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said.

Man, 80, died in hospital 'after waiting 23 hours for ambulance'

An 80-year-old man died in hospital after waiting 23 hours for an ambulance and a further seven hours before being admitted, his son has said.

Ricky Darling uses art to help him express his emotions and journey through Parkinson's

Parkinson’s leaves me frightened, lonely and isolated

A Co Antrim man who is living with Parkinson’s has told how he tries to maintain a positive outlook despite feeling “frightened, lonely and isolated”.

An anti-abortion protest sign outside Marie Stopes clinic (now closed) in Belfast in 2012

Council issues a ban on protests at abortion clinic

A London council has banned anti-abortion protesters from demonstrating outside a clinic which provides terminations.

Kerrie Canning

Tributes to teenager with 'glowing smile and infectious laugh'

Tributes have been paid to teenager Kerrie Canning who died unexpectedly on Friday.

Masazou Nonaka eats a cake after receiving the certificate from Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man at age 112 years and 259 days during a ceremony in Ashoro on Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido

Oldest man enjoys sweets, Samurai dramas and soaking in Japan's hot springs

A supercentenarian whose family has run a hot springs inn in northern Japan for four generations has been certified as the world's oldest living man.

DUP councillor Lee Reynolds

Council calls for decriminalisation of women who abort using pills

A motion calling for the decriminalisation of women who use abortion pills has been passed by Belfast City Council.

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