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New special unit at Belfast City Hospital will treat women suffering from the consequences of vaginal mesh implants
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
Strategy promotes mental wellbeing for children and young people to age 19, and includes infant mental health recommendations
Altnagelvin's stroke ward closed to admissions as 6 patients and 3 staff struck by suspected Norovirus bug
A test new to Northern Ireland is now available at Enniskillen hospital, and will provide more rapid testing and diagnosis of lung cancer
Silvercrest Foods claims European suppliers may be source of trace horsemeat in its products
Horsemeat found in 10 of 27 burger products on sale in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland. One Tesco burger had 29% horsemeat

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Man (est. age 19) with face covered entered supermarket at Bond St last night at 9pm armed with bat, forced staff to open till
Western Trust, Belfast Trust and Southern Trust issue apology to families for five child deaths caused by hyponatremia (low sodium levels)
Peace IV funds go to Steelstown Brian Og's GAC, Galliagh Rainbow Child and Family Centre and Greater Shantallow Community Art
New route from Bishop St via Shipquay St, around back of Guildhall into Waterloo Pl, and down Strand Rd finishing at Strand Rd Car Park
'Design Your Own Xmas Jumper' winners L-R Teagan McCallion, Patrick Mooney, Betty Doherty of Tower Museum and Jodie Kennedy