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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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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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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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Mass Rock parade at Greencastle

Tyrone Hibs get ready for weekend Mass Rock parade at Greencastle

Around a dozen bands and several hundred people are expected to attend this Sunday’s Ancient Order of Hibernians parade at Greencastle.

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Raymond and his cousin Briege having a chat

Tyrone cousins enjoy good health - a year on from kidney transplant

A former Coalisland man who gave his cousin a new kidney on Organ Donation Week a year ago, says he would do the same thing again.
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Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

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Political blame game as proposals on health cuts revealed

A political blame game erupted after a ‘public’ meeting on health cuts in Craigavon as questions arose over the ‘mysterious’ £1billion funds promised to Stormont.

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Demands for open public meeting on proposed health cuts

Demands for an open public meeting on proposed health cuts have been made by politicians and the general public after a feisty meeting in Craigavon today.

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Craigavon Area Hospital. INLM02-110gc

Public invited to health trust meeting to discuss major cutbacks

A crisis public meeting today to discuss £70m cuts in the health budget has been organised by the Southern Health Trust.

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Police officers stand next to the van involved on an attack in Las Ramblas

Barcelona terror attack: PSNI issue advice to holidaymakers

The PSNI has issued potentially life-saving advice for local people on what to do in the event of a firearm or weapons attack abroad in the wake of the Barcelona attack.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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Plans to relocate GP out of care to Mid Ulster Hospital

A public consultation will be launched by the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) next Monday on the proposed permanent relocation of Dalriada Urgent Care’s premises in Moneymore to the Mid Ulster Hospital.

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Ascert volunteers

Help make your change count

Ascert, a charity supporting people affected by drug and alcohol misuse, is appealing to members of the local community to get involved with their upcoming street collection in Cookstown on Saturday, August 26.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Getting the flu jab

New marker can identify those most at risk of flu

A mutated gene that more than doubles the risk of dying from flu has been discovered in a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives.

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Eden McAlister, Katherine Walker and Miss Northern Ireland Anna Henry

Are you ready for a Sparkle Dash?

Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice is hosting its first ever Sparkle Dash 5k event this summer - bringing a festival of glitter and entertainment to Giants Park, Belfast on Sunday, August 6.

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A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made in 2016/17.

REVEALED: Total number of complaints made in your health trust area

A total of 6,189 complaint issues were made to health and social care (H.S.C.) trusts throughout Northern Ireland in 2016/17, according to a report released by the Department of Health.

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Alzheimer’s carer support meeting

Alzheimer’s carer support meeting

The next meeting of the Alzheimer’s Society Carer Support Group in Cookstown will be held on Wednesday June 21 in The Hub, Burn Road from 12.00 noon – 1.30pm.

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Dementia awareness week is marked in Mid Ulster

Dementia awareness week is marked in Mid Ulster

Almost 40 people benefitted from two Dementia Awareness Skills Workshops which took place last month in the Clogher Valley area to mark Dementia Awareness Week.

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