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Call for IVF treatment counselling services

Sinn Féin in Derry has called for face-to-face counselling services in the west for couples going through IVF treatment here.

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Mark H Durkan.

‘Disaster’ if GPs depart the NHS

SDLP Health spokesperson Mark H Durkan has warned that a large scale departure of GPs from the Health Service would be a “disaster”.

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John McCourt is confident the report will vindicate his story

HIA inquiry report ‘will vindicate claims of abuse’

A man who says he went crazy after suffering abuse in a Londonderry children’s home is confident that a report on institutional abuse will vindicate his claims.

Crime
Foyle Search and Rescue's newly expanded premises at Prehen.

Landmark as FS&R open expanded base

Foyle Search and Rescue have officially opened a new extension at their base in Prehen following a mammoth fundraising effort.

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A woman sitting down

Sitting down too much can age women by 8 years

Sitting for too long can age women by up to eight years, say scientists.

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The Foyle Hospice in Derry.

Health Minister visits ‘vital’ Foyle Hospice

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has visited the Foyle Hospice in Derry to meet with staff, volunteers and people using the hospice’s services.

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Sick mum and daughter

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

Offbeat
A baby crying

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.

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Getting active at the Pink Ladies Blue Monday event in the City Hotel on MOnday.

Pink Ladies take on Blue Monday with Fair

The Pink Ladies have taken on Blue Monday by organising a Health Fair at the City Hotel in Derry.

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One too many

Drinking to forget doesn’t work

Drinking to forget not only doesn't work but actually strengthens bad memories, a new study reveals.

Health
Sean Mullan and sister Eileen have encouraged more people to join the organ donor register

Brother’s ‘mind blowing’ experience after donating kidney to sister

A paramedic who donated a kidney to his sister has spoken of the “mind blowing” experience of giving the gift of life.

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SDLP Councillor John Boyle.  (1208JB41)

Long-term funding solution needed for Northlands - Colr.

A long-term solution to the funding issues for Northlands Centre is vital, SDLP Councillor John Boyle has said.

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Health Minister Michelle ONeill (centre) pictured during her visit to Northlands Centre back in June 2016 with Maeve McLaughlin, Colr Elisha McCallion, Nuala Tracy, Mary Wilson, Denis Bradley, Kathleen Hegarty, Brian Hughes, Brian Doherty and Raymond McCartney MLA.  DER2616GS042

Relief at Northlands funding reprieve

The Director of the Northlands Centre has welcomed amove by Health Minister Michelle O’Neill which removes the threat of imminent closure from the facility.

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Some Doritos lightly salted crisps could be harmful to people with an intolerance or allergy to wheat/gluten or soya.

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

Business
Local people urged to make donations to the Blood Bank

Local people urged to make donations to the Blood Bank

Sinn Féin Councillor, Christopher Jackson, has encouraged people to become blood donors.

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Mark H Durkan.

A&E congestion the ‘tip of the iceberg’ - MLA

The difficulties at Emergency Departments in Derry and across the North are “just the tip of the iceberg” in terms of wider problems within the Health Service, Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has claimed.

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A local woman has spoken of her horrific experiences.

‘If you try to leave I will kill you’

A local woman has spoken of her battle to regain access to her son who is now living with the abusive ex-partner she left to protect the boy.

Opinion
Michael Lynch from MAN (Men's Action Network)

Child sex abuse link to male victims of domestic abuse

Derry men’s organisation ‘MAN’ has revealed a pattern emerging of men who were abused as children ending up in abusive domestic relationships.

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Abuse survivor Vanessa Craig.

‘I still suffer flashbacks about the evil I endured’

Victims of domestic abuse have related their harrowing experiences at an awareness raising event, marking the first anniversary of the setting up of Derry’s La Dolce Vita Project.

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The consultation will run from January 6, 2017 to March 3, 2017.

POLL - Should smoking in a car where children are present be banned?

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, is proposing that smoking in a car where children are present should be made illegal in Northern Ireland.

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