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Format: 2014-11-26
Format: 2014-11-26

Kelly says 35,000 social housing units to be built

26 Nov 2014
The Government has said its Housing Strategy will supply 110,000 homes over the next six years, with 35,000 as social housing units at a cost of €3.8 billion.

India to raise smoking age to 25

26 Nov 2014
Health campaigners have welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-...

New mental health campaign urges people to ‘talk to someone you trust’

26 Nov 2014
Published date:  Wed, 26/11/2014 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement The Public Health Agency’s (PHA) new mental health...

New medical card system announced

26 Nov 2014
A major revamp of the system under which medical cards are granted and processed has been announced by Health Minister Leo Varadkar and his Minister of State Kathleen Lynch. It was announced today...

Agency staff will cost €326M in 2014

26 Nov 2014
The Department of Health has been called on to urgently examine the costs incurred by the HSE in relation to the hiring of agency staff within the health service. The call comes after the Department...

New report on unaccompanied minors

26 Nov 2014
The care provided to unaccompanied minors in Ireland has improved in recent years, however a number of challenges still remain in relation to this vulnerable group of young people, a new report has...

VIDEO: Increased infective endocarditis incidence in England may merit re-evaluation of treatment guidelines

25 Nov 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, John G. Harold, MD, cardiologist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, discusses data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions showing an increased...

Lynch & Varadkar announce ten key actions for Medical Card System

25 Nov 2014
Primary and Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch and Health Minister Leo Varadkar have welcomed steps by the HSE to enhance the operation of the medical card scheme and make it more sensitive to...

HBV vaccine provides lasting protection to HCWs, with no booster needed

25 Nov 2014
When vaccinated against hepatitis B virus as adults, health care workers appeared to receive robust and long-lasting vaccine protection, according to researchers from the National Institute of...

Select Social Protection sub-Committee to consider Social Welfare Bill 2014

25 Nov 2014
The Dáil Select sub-Committee Social Protection will meet tomorrow and Thursday for Committee stage consideration of the Social Welfare Bill 2014.

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