Abortions have risen to an "alarming level", leading Catholics in the UK have said.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
SHE had waved goodbye to nappies and sleepless nights. She thought the menopause would be next. But she’s in her 40s and pregnant. It’s unplanned.
Sun, 20 Jul, 2014
There has been a small decrease in the number of women who travelled from Ireland to Britain for an abortion over the past two years, official figures show.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2014
The generation of women approaching the end of their professional careers have seen changes in how society, the workplace and politics regard and facilitate women that their mothers could only have dreamt of.
It has emerged that Scotland stopped taking Irish children into its care facilities in recent years because it did not have enough space for them in its care system.
Fri, 28 Feb, 2014
High numbers of people in their 40s are being admitted to hospital for alcohol and drug abuse in the UK, while binge drinking is declining, a report has said.
Mon, 09 Dec, 2013
The North’s leading prosecutor has addressed confusion surrounding controversial draft abortion guidelines by insisting it is not a crime to assist a woman going elsewhere in the UK for a termination.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2013
A ban on tobacco promotion comes into force today in a bid to cut down on the number of people smoking.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2012
Nearly one in 10 people surveyed about drinking in the North was found to have a problem with alcohol.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2012
Gay men will be able to give blood in the UK from today as government restrictions were officially lifted, the British Department of Health said.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2011
IRISH tobacco manufacturers have claimed graphic images on cigarette packets will not force smokers to quit the habit.
Thu, 18 Aug, 2011
Health chiefs have insisted breast milk provides all the nutrients a baby needs up to six months of age after experts suggested exclusive breastfeeding for that length of time is not necessarily best.
Fri, 14 Jan, 2011
Free nicotine patches are to be offered on the UK's national health service as part of a major drive to help smokers quit their habit in the New Year.
Tue, 28 Dec, 2010
DRINKING one or two units of alcohol a week during pregnancy does not harm a child’s development, British experts said yesterday.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2010
The British government today said it was cutting its swine flu vaccine deal with GlaxoSmithKline in a move that will see it pay two thirds of the original value, but receive just over a third of the doses.
Tue, 06 Apr, 2010
The British government was accused by the Opposition Conservative Party today of wrongly diverting millions of pounds from the UK National Health Service to pay for the healthcare of pensioners in Ireland.
Sat, 26 Dec, 2009
The British Department of Health has awarded a contract worth up to £70m (€77.5m) to Hewlett-Packard for a new IT system to modernise the technology which handles hospital patient administration systems.
Mon, 21 Sep, 2009
Children should not be given the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to combat swine flu, Oxford University researchers said today.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2009
A fourth case of swine flu has been confirmed in the North, the British Department of Health said today.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2009
A second case of swine flu has been confirmed in the North tonight.
Tue, 02 Jun, 2009
Four new cases of swine flu were confirmed in the UK today, taking the British total to 107.
Tue, 19 May, 2009
Eight new cases of swine flu in England were confirmed today by the British Department of Health.
Sat, 09 May, 2009
Three more people in the UK have been diagnosed with swine flu, the British Department of Health (DH) said today.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2009
A CORK micro-company which has created software aimed at helping stroke victims communicate better has secured a major contract with a British health authority.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2009
The North's Health Minister Michael McGimpsey today announced plans to abolish prescription charges in the North.
Mon, 29 Sep, 2008
The number of women with Irish addresses having abortions in Britain was down slightly last year, according to the latest statistics.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2008
THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) yesterday said it did not support a ban on smoking and driving in an attempt to cut car crashes.
Mon, 14 May, 2007
A common gene variant found in 16% of the population could be largely responsible for exploding rates of obesity, it has been revealed.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2007
THE slaughter of thousands of turkeys is under way as officials battle to stamp out Britain’s outbreak of the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2007
IT’S now nearly 23 years since Roger Hall was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Fri, 31 Mar, 2006
Health officials were today closely monitoring reports of a case of human bird flu in Belgium.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2006
FEWER Irish women travelled to Britain to have an abortion last year compared with 2003, according to statistics from the British Department of Health.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2005
THE Government-appointed head of the Health Service Executive (HSE) has not yet formally accepted the €300,000-plus job more than one month after the Tánaiste announced his selection.
Tue, 31 May, 2005
A substantial amount of illegal and counterfeit veterinary drugs destined for use in the Republic were seized north of the border in a raid today.
Wed, 25 May, 2005
He was billed as the great white hope. But Catherine Shannon says Professor Aidan Halligan’s decision to turn down the opportunity to reform the health service is an embarrassment for the Government.
Tue, 16 Nov, 2004
Thousands of patients in the UK were warned today they may have been exposed to vCJD through blood plasma products.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2004
FEWER Irish women are travelling to Britain for abortions.
Sat, 28 Aug, 2004
Pro-abortion campaigners were mounting a fresh bid today to win women in Northern Ireland greater access to abortion.
Mon, 24 May, 2004
Pro-abortion campaigners will tomorrow mount a fresh bid to win women in Northern Ireland greater access to abortion.
Sun, 23 May, 2004
IF Gianna Beretta Molla were alive today, she would be 82 years old. But she’s not, having chosen to perform a rare act of heroism.
Wed, 19 May, 2004
A new contract for consultants and specialist registrars in Northern Ireland was tonight hailed as the first major change in their working conditions for more than 50 years.
Mon, 05 Jan, 2004
ANTI-ABORTIONISTS in the North won a major victory yesterday after a British High Court judge dismissed a bid to introduce termination guidelines there.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2003
The British Department of Health will provide top-up funding for "on-going" research into the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Tue, 20 Aug, 2002
bidder to run the new Adoption Register for England and Wales, British Health Minister John Hutton announced today.
Sat, 05 May, 2001
A slaughterman is suspected of having contracted foot-and-mouth disease.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2001
Evidence that contaminated meat is to blame for the human form of mad cow disease is expected to be revealed in England later today.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2001
A British report on the health effects of living near high voltage power cables could reopen the way for millions of pounds worth of compensation claims, it was claimed today.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2001
Police are launching an investigation into the deaths of 62 patients of Harold Shipman.
Thu, 11 Jan, 2001
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