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The Western Trust has postponed routine outpatient appointments and routine treatments for this afternoon at Altnagelvin and Omagh hospitals
Western Trust has closed Ward 3 to admissions and asks public not to visit patients if they have been feeling unwell themselves
Ivacaftor is the first drug to target the underlying causes of CF rather than just symptoms, and will help NI's 500 CF sufferers
1 pack a day costs £49 a week or £210 a month, so why not 'Swap Fags for Swag' with 750,000 other smokers on No Smoking Day
Minister for Education John O'Dowd urges parents to take advantage of school canteens on first International School Meals Day today
SDLP's Pat Ramsey secures link with CERN Supercollider's Professor Steve Myers for research into new radiotherapy treatments
Health service must be quicker to identify and implement best practice, and value innovators who strive for change, says Poots
NI hospitals have 6.9% waiting over 21 weeks for outpatient appointments, and 4.4% waiting over 36 weeks for a hospital stay
SDLP's Mark Durkan backs Action on Hearing Loss as 10% of people are diagnosed with 'tinnitus' - hearing damage and ringing in the ears
ABP Food Group in Monaghan welcomes announcement that horse content in its burgers originated not in Ireland but Poland
ABP Foods loses Burger King contract over Tesco value burger that had 29% horse meat

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Health and social care services in Northern Ireland have returned to normal today following disruption in some areas due to Storm Ophelia
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