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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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Robbie Butler MLA with Stacey Patterson from Inspire.

MLA’s office becomes an ‘Inspiration Point’

Lagan Valley MLA Robbie Butler has teamed up with leading local wellbeing charity Inspire to create an ‘Inspiration Point’ at his constituency office in Lisburn.

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Craigavon Area Hospital.

Trust says ‘sorry’ as patients forced to wait longer for treatment

The Southern Health Trust has apologised to patients who are experiencing lengthy waits for treatment.

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Craigavon Area Hospital.

Thousands waiting more than a year to see a consultant

Almost 7,000 patients in the Southern Health Trust area have been waiting more than a year for a first consultant-led outpatient appointment, according to the government’s latest figures.

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A general view of a hospital corridor

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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Craigavon Area Hospital. INLM02-110gc

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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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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Carla Lockhart MLA with Stephen Shaw and Paul Clissold of the Cline Road Community Association.

Free health check clinic coming to town

Banbridge people are being urged to get a free health check at a special clinic being held in the community.

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Nancy Toner, Arthritis Care.

Time to take control of your health condition

Arthritis Care NI is inviting local people who are living with a long-term health problem such as arthritis, diabetes, MS, epilepsy or Parkinson’s to a free course to learn how to manage their condition.

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William McMullan (centre), who took on new challenges with ManPowered, with Maresa McGettigan and Gerry McElwee, from Cancer Focus NI.

Men invited to take on a new challenge

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has thrown down the gauntlet to local men with low risk prostate cancer, urging them to take up a new challenge and enjoy life to the full.

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David Simpson. INLM4510-917con

High level of Trust complaints is causing concern

Concerns have been expressed after figures on the Department of Health website revealed the Southern Trust had the highest number of complaint issues relating to a number of departments.

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A sad child - NSPCC image

'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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Northern Ireland's first air ambulance

Air ambulance’s first call-out is to boy hurt in tractor accident

The first-ever emergency flight of Northern Ireland’s new air ambulance took place at the weekend, following a farming vehicle accident.

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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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