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Format: 2014-10-25
Format: 2014-10-25

Do dopamine drugs lead to compulsive shopping?

23 Oct 2014
“Drugs for restless leg syndrome cause gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping,” Metro reports. Researchers in the US have looked at serious drug side effects reported to the FDA over a 10...

Music therapy may help address behavioural and emotional problems in children and adolescents Wells

23 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has commended research carried out in Northern Ireland into how music therapy may help the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents.

Storey welcomes appointment of contractors for £4million regeneration of Ballymena

23 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has welcomed the appointment of TAL Civil Engineering Ltd to undertake the £4million public realm improvements to Ballymena’s town centre.

Statistical Press Release - Publication of the Annual Northern Ireland Episode Based Acute Hospital Inpatient and Day Case Activity Data for 2013/14

23 Oct 2014
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety today published the Northern Ireland Episode Based Acute Hospital Inpatient and Day Case Activity Data for 2013/14.

Northern Ireland Housing Statistics 2013-2014 published

23 Oct 2014
The Northern Ireland Housing Statistics 2013-2014, detailing recent trends in housing in the province, was published by the Department for Social Development today.

Health Minister praises Arthritis Care

23 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has praised the dedication and commitment of professionals and voluntary workers as he addressed Arthritis Care’s annual professional lecture in Parliament Buildings.

New study on illicit drug markets published

23 Oct 2014
The study, commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol and conducted by the Health Research Board (HRB), provides in-depth research and analysis on the various factors that...

PAC to examine accounts of National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

22 Oct 2014
The Committee of Public Accounts will tomorrow consider the 2012 financial accounts of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, with officials from the Board, the HSE and the Departments...

O Neill opens new £1million indoor facility at Mid Ulster Sports Arena

22 Oct 2014
The health and wellbeing of the Mid-Ulster community will be vastly improved due to the support of the Rural Development Programme (RDP).

Have your say on future of Donaghadee town centre: Storey

22 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey MLA has called on local residents to have their say on the future development of Donaghadee town centre.

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