Health

SDLP's Nichola Mallon has called for a Junior Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, to combat suicide rates and addiction
Funding of £30m to tackle hospital waiting lists across Northern Ireland will target the most urgent cases and reducing the longest waits
This April's Autism Fun Day is in the Guildhall on Sat 14th: face painting, bouncy castle, interactive kids' zone - and all for free!
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) has found that 50% of ambulance stations had issues with unsatisfactory hygiene
Louise McFarland and Katrina McFeely made a kind donation of £265, raised by Limavady Jobs Office, to the Altnagelvin Cardiac Fund
Tooth removals cost £9m and are No.1 reason for child hospital admissions in NI; 40% of our 5 yr olds have decay, compared to 25% in England
Almost 700 Children have missed out on health assessments at 1 and 2 years of age in Derry due to pressure on the WHSCT, says Mark H Durkan
New 'Health Inequalities' report shows life expectancies in Derry (man 77.6 yrs, woman 81.9 yrs) are 3rd-lowest of 16 NI districts
James and Sean Mullan have donated £2,000 to NW Cancer Centre, Altnagelvin, in memory of Caitlyn, who passed away aged 19 in 2009
Staff of Court House, Bishop Street, generously donated £550 proceeds of their annual Christmas Jumper Day to the Lavender Suite Altnagelvin
New Diabetes UK figures show now 90,000 in NI living with Type 2 Diabetes - where early intervention can cure, says SF's Pat Sheehan

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Alabama Rot, which causes sores on paws and face and can cause kidney failure in any dog, has been diagnosed in one case in Cookstown
Thieves 'stole' the keyless signal from car keys inside the house, and redirected it to open and start a BMW Sport at Cloughoge near Newry
FSR rescued a dog that had fallen 30 feet at the river's edge - sadly the dog had not survived, but was nonetheless returned to its owner
NWRC Limavady offers 6-week intensive course in play park construction, leading to guaranteed job interview with Hawthorn Heights
Holywell Trust has published 35 interviews with key opinion leaders in NI and Eire on its website www.holywelltrust.com/forward-together