Ambulance turnaround times are questioned

More than 2,000 ambulances had to wait more than an hour during patient handovers at Craigavon Area Hospital, it has been revealed.

A robin

Feeders and crows bad news for robins

Bird feeders that attract crows could spell bad news for the red breasted robin, a new study found.

Victoria Poole with Jo-Ann Dobson

Nan’s death inspires cancer campaign

A Scarva woman who lost her grandmother to pancreatic cancer is campaigning to raise awareness of the disease.

Dobson appointed charity patron

Dobson appointed charity patron

Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson has been appointed patron for the Northern Ireland charity Hope 4 ME & Fibro.


Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain's biggest killers.

Exercising is good for young minds

Lack of exercise slows up learning

Boys are failing at school because they don't get enough exercise which boosts oxygen flow to the brain, according to new research.


Hole in the Wall Gang in hospital message

The cast of Give My Head Peace have been driving home a serious message in a humourous way for Craigavon Area Hospital.

Mary Lockhart

Southern Trust PREP for Stroke Survivors

A Post Rehab Exercise Program, developed by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS) in partnership with the Southern Trust is now being made available to people throughout the country.

December 1 is World AIDS Day.

World AIDS Day in Northern Ireland

Today is World AIDS Day.

A man suffering from stress

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

A doctor checking a child

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

From right to left- Bryce McMurray (Acting Director, Mental Health and Disability Service Southern Health and Social Care Trust), Roberta Brownlee (Chair, Southern Health and Social Care Trust), Sydney Anderson MLA, Joanne McDowell (Northern Ireland Director, Big Lottery Fund), Dr Paddy Woods (Deputy Chief Medical Officer)

MLA backs Trust scheme

Local DUP MLA Sydney Anderson has given his backing to Alcohol Awareness Week which took place from November 14 to 20 by attending an event hosted by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust showcasing its Big Lottery Impact of Alcohol Portfolio.

The findings of the RQIA report on Craigavon Hospital were positive overall

Craigavon Hospital nurses ‘burnt out and stressed’ by staff shortages

Staff shortages have left some nurses at Craigavon Area Hospital feeling burnt out and stressed, according to a new inspection report.

A youngster enjoying his milk

Full-fat milk leads to leaner children, says study

Children drinking full-fat milk are leaner than those given a low-fat option, a new study has revealed.

Justine McConville

Doctors gave her family no hope of survival but now Justine believes in miracles

Just a couple of months ago Justine McConville was critically ill and in an induced coma with doctors giving her little hope of survival - now the schoolgirl believes in miracles.

MLA meets with
Spina Bifida charity

MLA meets with Spina Bifida charity

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart has met with Cathy McKillop the NI Director of Shine UK, a Spina Bifida charity.

Office bully

How to survive having a nightmare boss

Over demanding, unprofessional, demeaning and unrealistic, if these traits sound strikingly familiar your boss sounds like a daily office nightmare.

A woman receiving her prescription medicine from a pharmacist in Northern Ireland.

Co-codamol pain-killer use in Northern Ireland reaches 100 million tablets a year

The number of co-codamol pain-killers prescribed in Northern Ireland has reached 100 million a year as fears over widespread abuse increase.

New research has shown that stress can lead to increased alcohol consumption

Stress really does cause you to drink more

Stress really causes you to reach for the bottle more and could lead to a downward spiral of alcoholism, a study warned.

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