Fizzy drinks spark liver disease warning

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, biscuits, cakes and ice cream is causing an epidemic of liver disease among youngsters, warns new research.

Independent Councillor Warren Robinson. DER1816GS029

Work to establish local Crisis Centre ongoing

Derry City and Strabane District Council has confirmed talks to establish a Crisis Intervention Centre are continuing.

Hospital laboratories (file pic).

Health Dept. says Altnagelvin ‘central’ to cancer services amid fears over review

The Department of Health has said Altnagelvin is central to cancer services in the north west in response to fears over the future of the Derry hospital’s Pathology Department.

Getting some Vitamin D

Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold

A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research.

Ciaran and Frankie Davidson pictured with their one year-old son, Alexander.

Online campaign set-up to help Derry man with M.S.

Friends of Derry man Ciaran Davidson are attempting to do something very special for him.

Being healthy improves your bank account

Eight ways a healthy lifestyle can improve your finances

This time of year everyone is thinking about getting healthy but have you ever thought about improving your financial fitness

Guildhall Square Derry. DER4716GS006

Rally demanding legalisation of cannabis use

A public rally is to be staged in Derry calling for the complete decriminalisation of cannabis use.

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An online petition has been set-up to raise awareness of mental health in Derry.

Petition launched to improve mental health facilities in Derry

An online petition has been launched to try and improve how mental health is treated in Derry.

Donal Henderson, Chief Executive, Foyle Hospice.

Foyle Hospice working with 220 patients at a time

Staff at the Foyle Hospice are working with around 220 patients with life-limiting cancers and other illnesses at any one time, it’s Chief Executive has revealed.

Martina Anderson, Sinn Fein MEP.

Pink Ladies praised for vital campaigning work

The Pink Ladies have been praised for their vital work in helping to secure cancer services for the north west.

(L-R) Pink Ladies Development Worker Michelle McLaren, Francesco Florindi, Head of EU Affairs with the European Cancer Patient Coalition
based in Brussels, Maureen Collins, Pink Ladies Development Worker, Donal Henderson CEO Foyle Hospice, Jacquie Loughrey, Pink Ladies, Geraldine McGurk, Pink Ladies Chair, Martina Anderson Sinn Fein MEP and Andrew Reilly, Head of Physics, North West Cancer Centre.

Cancer services access discrepancies raised

A specialist in European cancer research has said there are fears Brexit could impact on access to treatment for those suffering from rare forms of the disease.

Dublin's Health Minister Simon Harris has given the green light for the use of cannabis in certain circumstances. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Cannabis bill to be brought before Stormont

People Before Profit plan to bring a bill before Stormont calling for the legalisation of cannabis for medical use.

News 1 wants to hear from mothers in Derry.

Derry mums wanted for paid vlogging role

One of the world’s first ever all-video parenting site is looking for a vlogging Derry supermum to join the new online video community.

Health wants to hear from mums in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland mums wanted for paid vlogging role

One of the UK’s first ever all-video parenting site is looking for a vlogging Northern Ireland supermum to join the new online video community.

A disabled woman being interviewed

Nearly half of employers hesitant about hiring someone with a disability

Nearly half of employers (45 per cent) are hesitant about hiring someone with a disability because of fears they wouldn’t be able to do the job according to latest research from disability organisation Purple.

The North West Cancer Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Breast cancer treatment to start within weeks

Radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer patients at the North West Cancer Centre will begin within weeks, it has been confirmed.

Parents have been urged to be vigilant.

40 child sexual exploitation cases a month

Around 40 children a month are assessed or reviewed for being potentially at risk of child sexual exploitation, local health experts have warned.

Billy Caldwell with some of the camping equipment his mother bought in preparation for sleeping rough

Co Tyrone mum sleeping rough in LA to pay for son’s medical bills

A brokenhearted mum from Northern Ireland says she is being forced to sleep rough in Los Angeles to pay for a controversial treatment for her seriously ill son.

Eoin Godfrey (left) and a still from his film.

Aunt’s life-saving transplant inspires Derry teen to make film

A Derry teenager has created a new film urging young people to sign the Organ Donation Register following his aunt’s life-saving kidney transplant.

Elaine Way, chief executive, Western Health and Social Care Trust. (2803C56)

Local health chief to retire after 40 years

The Chief Executive of the Western Trust Elaine Way has announced she is to retire after almost 40 years’ service.

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