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Format: 2014-09-30
Format: 2014-09-30

Social Protection Committee to meet key stakeholders on Budget 2015

30 Sep 2014
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection will meet tomorrow with representatives from Age Action Ireland, the Disability Federation of Ireland and the Irish Senior Citizens...

'Five a day' improves mental wellbeing

30 Sep 2014
People who consume their ‘five a day' may have better mental health as a result, a new study suggests. It is already widely acknowledged that the consumption of fruit and vegetables is essential for...

Dept concerned about HSE approach to Ms Y

30 Sep 2014
The Department of Health only became aware of legal proceedings in relation to ‘Miss Y' at a very late stage and was ‘very concerned' about the approach being taken by the HSE, it has said. In a...

Well: Working Long Hours Tied to Diabetes Risk

29 Sep 2014
Working long hours may increase the risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new review has found, but the risk is only apparent in workers of lower socioeconomic status.

Tánaiste Joan Burton Launches Employment and Youth Activation Charter

29 Sep 2014
Tánaiste Joan Burton today launched the Employment and Youth Activation Charter at the Back to Work Masterclass and Jobs Expo, a free event for jobseekers organised by the Department of Social...

EnteroMedics receives expanded obesity CE mark to include treatment of type 2 diabetes

29 Sep 2014
EnteroMedics Inc. today announced that its CE mark for the Maestro rechargeable system for obesity has expanded to include the management of type 2 diabetes through improved glycemic control,...

Antibiotics during infancy may lead to early childhood obesity

29 Sep 2014
Infants exposed to broad-spectrum antibiotics before aged 24 months were more likely to experience early childhood obesity, according to recently published data.L. Charles Bailey, MD, PhD, of the...

Confiscation Order against Dunmurry woman

29 Sep 2014
The Social Security Agency Financial Investigation Unit obtained a Confiscation Order to the value of £18,972 against Rosheen McIntosh (44) of Hazelwood Avenue, Dunmurry at Belfast Crown Court today.

Major award for brain research on memory and learning

29 Sep 2014
Irish researcher, Professor Shane O’Mara has been announced as the first ever Irish-based scientist to be awarded a Senior Investigator Award, under the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Health...

Prompt recognition, treatment needed for transplant-transmitted encephalitis

29 Sep 2014
Clinicians, pathologists and public health workers must be more aware of the emerging infectious agents that cause transplant-transmitted encephalitis, according to CDC researchers. Prompt...

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