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Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24

Three out of four say smoking ban effective

24 Apr 2014
More than three out of four people believe the workplace smoking ban, now 10 years in place, has benefited public health in Ireland. Ireland was the first country in Europe to introduce a workplace...

E-cigarettes banned from health facilities

24 Apr 2014
The HSE says it is going to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all health service facilities from next week. From Thursday May 1, the use of e-cigarettes will not be permitted in any HSE building or on...

Autism risk linked to older parents

24 Apr 2014
Older parents may be more likely to have a child who develops autism, a new study suggests. This risk is particularly associated with mothers over the age of 30. Autism, also known as autism spectrum...

Vacancy: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at the UK Data Archive

24 Apr 2014
The UK Data Service, the national data service for the social sciences, is ....[24/4/2014]

Emergency Care Waiting Time Statistics (January March 2014)

24 Apr 2014
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) today published statistics on the time spent waiting in emergency care departments within Northern Ireland during the months of...

Housing benefit bill will soar to £25bn by 2017

24 Apr 2014
After an estimated drop last year, housing benefit payments are set to reach record highs within three years The housing benefit bill will reach a new high of £25bn a year by 2017, according to new...

Statistical press release Pensioners Income Series Bulletin, Northern Ireland 2011-12

24 Apr 2014
A bulletin entitled “Pensioners’ Income Series Bulletin, Northern Ireland 2011/12” containing statistics for the period April 2011 to the end of March 2012, was published today by Analytical Services...

CMS introduces interactive search tool for easier navigation of Medicare data release

24 Apr 2014
Perhaps in response to the backlash from physicians to its April 9 Medicare “data dump,” which garnered 150,000 downloads in its first week, the CMS has begun to sift and separate some of the “dumped...

Dog bites: hospital admissions in most deprived areas three times as high as least deprived

24 Apr 2014
April 24, 2014: Hospital admissions for bites and strikes by dogs amongst people living in the most deprived areas of England are three times as high as in the least deprived areas, new figures from...

World Immunisation Week

24 Apr 2014
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Immunisation Week takes place from 24-30 April 2014. During the week the WHO encourages people around the world to find out what vaccines are available,...

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