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

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...

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...

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,...

Check Hep C program effective in identifying HCV in New York

20 Nov 2014
BOSTON — The Check Hep C program, a community-based initiative in New York that focuses on finding and testing individuals with hepatitis C virus infection in high-risk populations, was effective in...

Storey shines spotlight on volunteering at refurbished cinema

20 Nov 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA stepped back in time today to pay tribute to the work of the volunteers from Cookstown and Magherafelt .

ICS for asthma-COPD overlap syndrome showed no significant benefits

20 Nov 2014
Inhaled corticosteroid treatment in patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome did not show significant beneficial effects in decreased lung function, exacerbation or mortality when compared with...

Cancer guidelines may improve diagnosis rates

20 Nov 2014
“Doctors to get more help to spot cancer early,” The Guardian reports. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced new revised draft guidelines that may help GPs pick...

IPH participate in the 4th Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion

20 Nov 2014
20 Nov 2014 “Dr Helen McAvoy, Director of Policy, IPH, is attending "4th Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion" which is taking place at The EGG, rue Bara 175 in...

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