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Format: 2014-11-21
Format: 2014-11-21

Need to 'build-up' school mental health services

21 Nov 2014
Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan has said there is a need to strengthen the mental health services in schools.

33% of world's women suffer domestic abuse - WHO

21 Nov 2014
One third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published today.

National Briefing | Washington: Health Insurance Enrollment for Exchanges Was Overcounted

21 Nov 2014
The Obama administration acknowledged on Thursday that it overcounted the total number of people signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Simple infections 'could become killers'

21 Nov 2014
Antibiotic resistance is now a ‘global public heath crisis', the Department of Health's chief medical officer has warned. According to Dr Tony O'Holohan, we are at a stage in which ‘the developments...

Fall in cases of MRSA and C.diff

21 Nov 2014
The number of people contracting the hospital superbug, MRSA, has fallen significantly in recent years, new figures from the Department of Health have shown. Rates of another superbug, C.diff, also...

Drowning kills 40 people every hour

21 Nov 2014
At least 40 people die from drowning every hour of every day around the world, a major new report has found. According to the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer, which was...

GDP is a mirror on the markets. It must not rule our lives | Diana Coyle

20 Nov 2014
By fixating on a snapshot of statistics, we focus on short-termism and lose sight of what the Victorians prized most: value Next month the Office for National Statistics will issue data for the first...

HPV vaccination rates among girls lowest in states with highest cervical cancer rates

20 Nov 2014
The percentage of girls who receive HPV vaccinations is considerably lower in states that have higher rates of cervical cancer incidence and mortality, according to study results presented at the...

Watchdog ranks mental health trusts

20 Nov 2014
Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.

Component testing for food allergies beneficial when additional specificity required

20 Nov 2014
ATLANTA — Component testing for specific food allergies is most beneficial when current diagnostic testing is not adequately specific, according to a presentation at the American College of Allergy,...

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