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DOH urges public to keep up with social distancing and other precautions as the first cases of the Indian variant appear
2000 people in NI with muscular dystrophy suffer, as access to latest drugs is hampered by funding issues and red tape, says Mark Durkan
Extended programme will offer vaccine for 2-3 year olds and p6 pupils this year, all primary children next year, and all to age 16 from 2015
Omagh's £107m, 40-bed hospital ahead of schedule, construction to begin later this year and on course to open in 2016, said Edwin Poots
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson quotes Cancer Research survey - 85% of UK mothers want children protected from tobacco marketing
Only 43% of our 7-year-olds get the recommended 1 hour of exercise per day compared with over 50% elsewhere, with girls much worse than boys
Responses to Minister's consultation criticise costs of long term care, which often force sale of family home to cover expense
Following Letterkenny hospital flood, Donegal patients seeking information on current services can call (028) 71296201 Mon-Fri 9-5pm
Edwin Poots launches consultation on how pharmacies can better provide services in the community - consultation now open till 1 November
35 MPs already agree with Durkan that vaccine could save thousands of children under 5 if included in NHS routine immunisation schedules
Western Trust to retender the contract to use private sector for home care services

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After a year in development, NWRC's new interactive website offers course information and online applications - check it out! www.nwrc.ac.uk
Altnagelvin midwife Corina McGarrigle had her baby son, assisted by her colleagues, on International Midwives Day last Wednesday, 5th May
One person, 1 hour a day in hospitals and hospices, in children's wards 2 can visit but must 'rotate' so only 1 at a time is at bedside
Council have unveiled a mural by local company Peaball Creatives, dedicated to former Derry City player Mark Farren, at the Brandywell
Council has approved funding of £750,000 for a raft of arts, culture and heritage projects and events