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Format: 2014-09-01
Format: 2014-09-01

BOJ May Be Reluctant to Affirm Positive Economic Cycle

01 Sep 2014
When the Bank of Japan governor speaks later this week, he may feel wary about trumpeting his mantra that a positive economic cycle is firmly in place, economists say.

Rural poverty rates higher than in urban areas

01 Sep 2014
A report by Social Justice Ireland says poverty rates in rural Ireland are almost 5% higher than in urban areas.

VIDEO: Urgent calls to tackle childhood obesity

31 Aug 2014
Children condemned to 'lifetime of ill-health', warn doctors leaders, as calls are made for a government taskforce.

Baby care: expensive items to give anxious parents sleepless nights

31 Aug 2014
Bringing up a baby is expensive enough, yet many parents end up wasting a fortune on useless gadgets and remedies A third of parents waste more than £200 on useless baby gadgets in their childs first...

Novel transcatheter valve shows promise in real-world, high-risk patients

31 Aug 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — The Direct Flow Medical transcatheter aortic valve, which is retrievable and repositionable, was shown to be safe and effective in real-world data that included patients with...

630 inefficient boilers replaced in North Down

29 Aug 2014
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has encouraged homeowners to apply for assistance to replace their boiler through the Boiler Replacement Scheme before the onset of winter.

INDG449 – Health and safety made simple: The basics for your business (rev)

29 Aug 2014
This leaflet is for employers and those who want some basic information on what they must do to comply with health and safety law. The revised version has brought the advice up to date and clarified...

On the Ground in Nigeria: Ebola Response

29 Aug 2014
By Lisa Esapa, CDC-Nigeria For the last few months, there has been a constant buzz about Ebola among my friends and colleagues in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Everyone had a theory about if, when...

Study finds plain cigarette pack fears 'unfounded'

29 Aug 2014
"Cigarette plain packaging fear campaign unfounded," reports The Guardian. After Australia introduced plain packaging laws in 2012, opponents of the legislation argued it would lead to a number of...

Obesity: priority for Malta and WHO/Europe’s joint work

29 Aug 2014
Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, and Christopher Fearne, Parliamentary Secretary for Health of Malta, signed an agreement on 26 August, establishing priorities for collaboration for...

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