Inspection concerns: Care home owners say they are working to comply with regulations

The owners of a Dunmurry care home where concerns have been raised about the welfare of residents have given an assurance that they are working with regulators to ensure full compliance with all regulations.

Sick mum and daughter

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

Pregnant eating

Mums who pile on pounds while eating for two ‘don’t harm unborn child’

Eating for two while pregnant doesn't harm the unborn child, according to new research..

A baby crying

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.

The Breast Screening Mobile Unit.

Women invited for breast screening

Women living in Lisburn and surrounding areas are being invited to appointments at the Breast Screening Mobile Unit.

One too many

Drinking to forget doesn’t work

Drinking to forget not only doesn't work but actually strengthens bad memories, a new study reveals.

Sean Mullan and sister Eileen have encouraged more people to join the organ donor register

Brother’s ‘mind blowing’ experience after donating kidney to sister

A paramedic who donated a kidney to his sister has spoken of the “mind blowing” experience of giving the gift of life.

Lagan Valley Hospital.

‘Speak up in support of local hospital services’

The people of Lisburn and surrounding areas have been urged to speak up in support of retaining hospital services in the local area.

Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.


Class, not education reason why women delay motherhood

Class rather than education was the main driver for British women delaying motherhood, a new study found.
Lagan Valley Hospital.

Inspectors praise hygiene standards at Lagan Valley Hospital

Management and staff at Lagan Valley Hospital have been commended by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).

The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017.

POLL - Should smoking in a car where children are present be banned?

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, is proposing that smoking in a car where children are present should be made illegal in Northern Ireland.

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The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017. (Photo: Richard Clark)

Proposals to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced an eight-week consultation on regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles when children are present.

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Blood pressure

Only attend 'Emergency Department' if your condition is urgent, urge Health chiefs

Emergency Departments across Northern Ireland are currently experiencing very high levels of pressure, a joint statement from the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency has revealed.

So what is the answer?

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won't stop you getting fat, according to new research.

Lagan Valley Hospital.

Hospital emergency departments ‘under extreme pressure’

The emergency departments at several local hospitals are “under extreme pressure”, according to the South Eastern Health Trust.

Carly Hall with daughters Darcey and Grace along with Hilary Patterson (Bereavement Support Midwife), Mary Graham (Labour Ward Manager), Zoe Boreland (Head of Midwifery & Gynaecology) and Karen Cross (Staff Midwife).

Carly makes generous donation to maternity unit

A Lisburn woman has thanked everyone who helped her raise funds for a new piece of hospital equipment that will help parents whose babies are stillborn.

Anna Daniels

Your biggest diet questions answered

There’s the old saying that we are what we eat. If this is true then we’ve become a nation of carrot sticks and chickpeas. We’re on a mission to be healthier than ever.
Jeff Thompson (Asst. Director Patient Experience), Seamus Leheny, (Policy Manager FTA), Richard Walker, Transport Manager, Colm McKenna (Chairman, South Eastern HSC Trust), Richard Barker (Patient Experience Manager) and Janice Clarke (Senior Manager, Patient Experience).

Health trust receives ‘Van Excellence’ award

The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust has become the first public sector organisation in Northern Ireland to achieve Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence operator accreditation.

Fat cells help cancer to move around the body, according to a study.

Cancer cells need fat to spread

Cancer cells need fat to help them spread around the bodies, a new study found.

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