Over the past 20 years, suicide rates in Northern Ireland have substantially increased, particularly among men, and mental illness is the largest cause of ill health and disability across the province, higher than any other region in the UK. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A mental health consultant has called on political leaders in Northern Ireland to restore the Assembly in order to tackle the rising suicide rate. Vi(...)

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs confirmed on Friday that the goose had tested positive for H5N6 Avian Influenza. File photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The second case of bird flu this year in Northern Ireland has been confirmed. The disease was detected in a wild greylag goose found in Lurgan Park, (...)

The most recent data shows there were 1,969 children on the child protection register in Northern Ireland. Image: iStock

The number of cases of child cruelty and neglect reported in Northern Ireland has almost trebled over the past five years, prompting a charity to call(...)

Ebola grabbed global attention in 2014 during an epidemic in West Africa that killed thousands. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Canadian laboratory worker may have been accidentally exposed to Ebola on Monday while handling pigs infected with the virus as part of an experime(...)

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen inside Oxitec laboratory in Campinas, Brazil. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A number of Zika virus cases have been confirmed in Northern Ireland since the World Health Organisation declared an outbreak in 2015. A spokeswoman (...)

Two-thirds of people who are terminally ill say planning for the future is their biggest worry, according to a survey of people receiving palliative care.

Two-thirds of people who are terminally ill say planning for the future is their biggest worry, according to a survey of people receiving palliative c(...)

Some patients are having to wait longer to be treated. Photograph: Alan Betson

People have been warned to stay away from hospital emergency departments in Northern Ireland unless their condition is urgent or life-threatening. A (...)

Health officials in Northern Ireland are keen to address long waiting times, as during 2014/15 some 3,000 people spent more than 12 hours waiting in emergency departments. This is down from 10,000 in 2011/12. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A new website will list waiting times for hospital emergency departments in the North in an effort to help ease pressure on the hospital system and re(...)

A patient in a Northern Ireland hospital is being tested for suspected rabies. The Public Health Agency confirmed the person had travelled in an area affected by the disease. File photograph: Getty Images

A patient in a Northern Ireland hospital is being tested for suspected rabies.The Public Health Agency (PHA) confirmed the person had recently travel(...)

Photo issued by Save the Children UK of the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone. Photograph: Louis Leeson/Save the Children UK/PA Wire

A patient in Belfast has tested negative for the Ebola virus, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has confirmed.The person, who recently returned from wes(...)

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