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Southern Health Trust accused of bribing staff to take flu vaccine

The local health trust has been accused of bribing staff to take the flu vaccine.

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Prince Harry’s praise for ‘Royal’ team in Belfast

Prince Harry has personally thanked a team of health professionals from Belfast – using video technology as Storm Ophelia prevented the RVH team from making it to London to receive a prestigious award in person.

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Preparing an injection

Thousands eligible to receive shingles vaccination - are you?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine.

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Southern Trust to make £6.4m in cuts despite £40m cash injection for health

Almost £6.5m in cuts to services in the Southern Trust are to go ahead, despite a £40m cash injection into health across NI.

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Mark Gordon who is running the Dublin Marathon in aid of charity Kidney Care UK limbering up and launching his Just Giving page with former local MLA Jo-Anne Dobson and William Johnston, Kidney Care UK Northern Ireland Advocacy Officer.

Mark’s marathon run in memory of his mum

Mark Gordon, a Banbridge financial advisor and Waringstown resident, has kicked off his fundraising effort for charity Kidney Care UK.

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Air Ambulance NI

Air Ambulance NI recruiting for members of fundraising team

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is now recruiting for Area Fundraising Managers across Northern Ireland - after deployment of the service has exceeded expectations in the first two months since its launch.

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Ian Cranston with nurses from the Trust.

Ian (70): I was shocked to be diagnosed with breast cancer - I thought it only happened to women

A Portadown man has told of his shock after being diagnosed with breast cancer six months ago - having believed ‘it only happened to women’.

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E-cigarette

Talks on banning sale of E-cigs to under 18s

Under 18s may be banned from using e-cigs, according to the latest proposals by the Department of Health.

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Cameron Truesdale

Cameron doing well after his first treatment

Young Cameron Truesdale is recovering well ‘with minimal side affects’ after his latest treatment in Mexico.

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The average life expectancies in Northern Ireland for men and women are 78.3 and 82.3 years respectively.

REVEALED: Life expectancy in your area

The life expectancies for men and women living in the 11 local council areas of Northern Ireland have been revealed.

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Grieving mum makes asthma awareness video

The mother of a young man who died after a severe asthma attack has made a moving video to highlight how serious the condition can be.

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Cameron Truesdale

Cameron (12) begins mammoth trip to earthquake-hit Mexico for life-saving treatment

The family of a seriously ill 12-year-old boy are facing a mammoth 36-hour journey today to earthquake-hit Mexico in a bid for life-saving treatment.

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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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Sinn Fein MLA John O'Dowd backs training course for carers of those with Alzheimers

Sinn Fein backing for Alzheimer’s training course

A special course which gives people informative training in how to care for family or friends with Alzheimers has been praised by Sinn Fein.

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Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has launched a petition against cuts to the health and education services

Kelly launches public petition against cuts to health service and education

A petition against cuts to the health service and education has been launched by Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly.

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TV personality Eamonn Holmes visits the Northern Ireland Hospice in north Belfast and chats with patient Ursula Burns. Photo by Pacemaker Belfast

Eamonn Holmes: People don’t come to NI Hospice to die, they come here to live

TV star Eamonn Holmes, who grew up a short distance from Northern Ireland Hospice’s adult and children’s facilities in north Belfast, said he had witnessed an amazing transformation.

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An organ donor

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Carla Lockhart MLA.

Carla responds to UUP criticisms

‘Attacking fellow unionists is not a trait that sits well with any unionist politician’, said DUP MLA Carla Lockhart in response to fellow unionist Julie Flaherty’s criticism of the DUP for failing to turn up at a recent health board meeting.

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UUP Cllr Julie Flaherty

Carla and DUP need to ‘get real’ on health, says Flaherty

The DUP need to ‘get real’ on health, says an Ulster Unionist councillor following the latest round of cuts to the health service.

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