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Format: 2014-10-24
Format: 2014-10-24

Why we're thrilled our campaign to end 'flying visits' has succeeded

24 Oct 2014
Leonard Cheshire Disability on the governments declaration that 15-minute visits are unacceptable for personal care Department of Health response to Care Act consultation: views from the sector...

'Putting clocks forward boosts kids' exercise'

24 Oct 2014
“Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, say researchers,” reports BBC News. In the UK, the clocks move forward one...

Allied health professionals have key role to play in transforming health service

24 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has praised Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) for the significant contribution they make to the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

Sunshine isn't slimming and can't halt diabetes

24 Oct 2014
"Sunshine can make you thin," claims the Daily Mirror, while the Daily Express splashed on its front page that, "Sunlight is key to fighting diabetes". Both are strong contenders for the title of...

Re-appointment of two non-executive members to the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

24 Oct 2014
Health Minister, Jim Wells, today announced the re-appointment of two non-executive members to the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA).

US tobacco producer to ban smoking in offices

24 Oct 2014
The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American, said yesterday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.

COSHH Training – Practical Assessment and Control, London, 10 – 11 December 2014

24 Oct 2014
Two day course gives detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and, crucially, putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

Roman gums 'healthier than ours'

24 Oct 2014
People living in Roman Britain had healthier gums than their modern-day descendants, a feat of archaeological dentistry shows.

Travellers have poorer asthma control

24 Oct 2014
Members of Ireland's Traveller community tend to have higher rates of asthma and poorer control of the condition compared to the general population, however a new health initiative aims to tackle...

Experts tackle racial, ethnic disparities in cardiometabolic health

23 Oct 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, professor of clinical medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, discusses racial and ethnic disparities in cardiometabolic...

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