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Abortion and safe access zones

Reading Time: 5 minutes In September 2021, Clare Bailey MLA introduced the Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill to the Assembly. The Bill passed Second Stage on 12 October 2021 and would require the Department of Health to create

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Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic

Reading Time: 8 minutes As lockdown measures begin to ease, what evidence is there about the impact that COVID-19 has had on our mental health? The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the physical health and safety of populations across

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Alcohol-specific deaths in Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 5 minutes Overview The latest figures published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (February 2021) show that the number of alcohol-specific deaths in 2019 was the highest ever recorded, with 336 registered deaths linked

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