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Drugs giant Vertex has made formal offer for NI giving pricing of Orkambi, Symkevi and Kalydeco equivalent to NHS in England
Department of Health issues new emergency licence for medicinal cannabis to continue treating epilepsy of 13 year old Billy Caldwell
Number of people waiting over 12 hours in A&E has doubled in past year - 'appalling', says SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan
EU funding through Antrim's CAWT will allow the Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum to set up a Health and Wellbeing Hub in Derry
Most toddlers drown at home - so never leave a child unattended in a bath or paddling pool, and think about filling in that garden pond
Mark H Durkan welcomes expert panel on medicinal cannabis in England but we must also lead to ensure children can be treated at home in NI
Council has been selected by Carnegie UK Trust for a 2.5 year project aimed at promoting wellbeing through the Community Planning Process
Mark H Durkan calls for pay increases for NI health workers as NHS workers in Britain are to receive 6.5% pay rise over 3 years
Aideen Cooney and Ciara McCloskey now offer specialist help to new mums suffering postnatal depression or simply having difficulty coping
NWRC science students Carole Dowds and Jawaria Waseem have developed a painkiller patch for transdermal administration of drugs to toddlers
NI's 20,000 dementia sufferers are predicted to number 60,000 in 33 years - Western Trust is preparing with intensive dementia training

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Man in his 30s sentenced to six month suspended sentence for breaking a bone is his partner's foot and biting her face
Council is now putting in £75,000 to purchase green space at former school and develop greenways around the site, says Cllr Martin Reilly
Broken pathways and cobbles at Meadowview Crescent, Rosemount will now be relandscaped and repaired with grass areas, says Mark H Durkan
Over 20 exhibitors will be at Letterkenny Institute's Green Day on 28 Nov, as experts look at how renewable energy is crucial in Ireland
The animatronic Snow Lion protects the White Queen and would like to meet you for a 'selfie' at Derry's Winterland Markets 14-15 Dec