Urgent need to deal with rapid rise in numbers of older people, says report
As Norway tops rankings of best places to grow old, activists urge governments to prepare for a demographic revolution
Older people are expected to make up one-fifth of the worlds population by 2050...
NHS Trust fined after patient paralysed
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been fined for safety failings after a vulnerable mental health patient was left paralysed after diving off a roof.
Minimum alcohol pricing would 'save 100s of lives'
“‘Hundreds of lives lost' over failure to bring in minimum alcohol pricing,” The Independent reports.
The news is based on research that modelled the effect of a minimum alcohol price per unit of...
Health & Children Committee to focus on concussion in sport
Addressing the implications of concussion in sport will be on the agenda of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children tomorrow, Thursday, 2nd October 2014 when it meets with a number of...
Planning approval granted for 127 Social Housing Units at the former St. Peter s High School site, Creggan
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has granted planning approval for a residential development of 127 Social housing units at the former St Peter’s High School site, Creggan.
Viagra 'may cause visual disturbance' in some men
"Viagra may permanently damage vision in some men, study finds," reports The Guardian. But the news is, in fact, based on research in mice.
This research suggests the medication may not be suitable...
Health Minister seeks views on making HIV self-testing kits available for sale
Health Minister, Jim Wells, today launched a public consultation on a proposal to remove the ban on the sale of HIV self-testing kits to the public in Northern Ireland.
CIF wants 1% levy to fund social housing
The Construction Industry Federation has called for a 1% levy on all residential property purchases to fund social housing.
Framework will improve outcomes for people with respiratory conditions
Health Minister Jim Wells has said a revised framework will further improve outcomes for people with respiratory conditions.
Researchers develop, validate eight GI symptom scales
Using the NIH Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System framework, researchers have developed and validated eight gastrointestinal symptom scales for use in clinical care and research...