Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Disability-Free Life Expectancy by Upper Tier Local Authority: England 2009-11 and comparison with 2006-08
Comparison of disability-free life expectancy estimates between local authorities in 2009-11 with regional breakdowns by sex, at birth and at age 65. Change over time between 2006-08 and 2009-11 is...
Dentist, GP pay details removed
The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has forced the HSE to remove details from its website of individual yearly payments under State schemes to self-employed health professionals, including...
Migraine drug to go 'over-the-counter'
The medicines watchdog, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), has recommended that the migraine drug sumatriptan be made available over the counter, rather than on prescription-only as at...
HSCIC data lab details in November
The Health and Social Care Information Centre will release more information in November about its plans for a secure data lab for viewing patient data, its chief executive Andy Williams has said.
Friends and Family Test review published
NHS England has published a review of the Friends and Family Test which shows that response rates are lower than other national health surveys.
Postmenopausal women with prior pregnancy loss may be at risk for CHD
Women with a prior loss of pregnancy had a higher risk for CHD later in life than women with no history of stillbirth or miscarriage, according to new data from the Women’s Health Initiative.“These...
Serum periostin levels much higher among patients with AERD
Asthmatic adults with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease had significantly elevated serum periostin levels, according to recent study results.Researchers used human periostin enzyme-linked...
Homelessness crisis shows 'social policy failure'
The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has said the current crisis of homelessness is an indication of a more widespread failure of social policy.
ID consult decreased mortality, rehospitalization in transplant recipients
In solid organ transplant recipients, a consultation with an infectious disease specialist increased the length of stay and hospitalization costs, but it also decreased mortality and reduced the rate...