Health

The HPV vaccine will be given to boys for the first time - it helps protect both boys and girls from HPV infection and associated cancers
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
New special unit at Belfast City Hospital will treat women suffering from the consequences of vaginal mesh implants
Western Trust student midwives Shauna McClelland & Donna Walmsley cared for 60 mums and babies at Malawi's Ekeendeni Missionary Hospital
Judge says health trusts ‘covered up’ circumstances of children's deaths to ‘avoid scrutiny’; a 'catalogue of negligence' says Mark H Durkan
Substance abusers: heavy drinkers (44%), drug users (27.4%) or both (28.6%) - cannabis use unchanged but rise in use of Cocaine and Ecstasy
Western Trust is first in NI to introduce 'Hospice Friendly Hospitals End of Life Symbol', which promotes dignity and respect for patients
Mark H Durkan is urging Council to lead the way in removing solid plastics, such as bottles and cups, from our waste system
Mental health is the Cinderella health service, getting just 5.5% of budget while 25% of cases are mental health-related, says Mark H Durkan
Children on Child Protection Register in Derry up 17% in a year as Western Trust declares numbers of children in its care at 'all-time high'

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Climate Strike, Guildhall Square Friday 1pm, and 'Our Earth Our Future' March from Waterside Train Station to Guildhall at 2pm on Saturday
One premises in 17 was burgled in Donegal since 2010, a 5.75% burglary rate, but well below national average of 13.34%, says Phonewatch
Police photo shows the car containing command wired explosive device in Creggan would have endangered the lives of two neighbouring families
Photographers aged 8-16 can use camera or phone to snap a historic site around Strabane - entries by 30 Sept for inclusion in 2020 calendar
Famed trad singer Kate Crossan, Irish music and dance, African djembe drumming on Culture Night this Friday, build-up begins from noon