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Flu vaccine uptake falls among over 65s

Bimpe Archer
UPTAKE of the flu vaccine among the vulnerable 'over 65 years' population has fallen drastically to just half the group, according to the Public Health Agency (PHA).

Five Christmas deaths 'linked to prescription drugs'

Allison Morris
An increase in the abuse of high strength prescription medication is thought to have led to at least five deaths in the Belfast area alone over the Christmas period. The victims, aged from late teens to late 20s, all died suddenly...

Progress report on Hyponatraemia deaths published

Allison Morris
THE Department of Health has said despite the political collapse it will be pushing ahead with the majority of recommendations from the Inquiry into Hyponatraemia-Related Deaths of children in hospitals in Northern Ireland.

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