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SDLP's Nichola Mallon has called for a Junior Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing, to combat suicide rates and addiction
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
NI populaton over 65 will grow by 25% by 2026 and over 85s by 40%, says statistics agency NISRA
SDLP calls for PIP payments as in Scotland: for those with 2 years left to live, rather than 6 months as is currently the case
Western Trust is offering year 9 and 10 girls the HPV vaccine to protect them from cervical cancer in later life
The new cross-border Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Campus has its offical opening at Altnagelvin Hospital

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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