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Format: 2014-09-24
Format: 2014-09-24

E-cigs no help to smoking cancer patients

23 Sep 2014
E-cigarettes do not appear to help cancer patients quit smoking, according to a new study. The health dangers of smoking are well-documented and it is widely acknowledged that anyone diagnosed with...

Focus on mental health at Ploughing Championships

23 Sep 2014
Almost one in four people believe that those with mental health problems are not trustworthy, while at least one in three people admit they would not treat someone with a mental health problem the...

Kids getting too many treat foods

23 Sep 2014
Parents are being urged to cut down on the amount of treat foods they are giving their children and replacing them with healthier snacks. Previous research suggests that as much as 20% of children's...

Small weight gain may raise BP in healthy adults

23 Sep 2014
A modest weight gain of as little as 5 lb during 8 weeks was associated with an increase in BP among healthy adults, especially for those who gained in visceral fat, according to data presented at...

Ballybeg Greens, Waterford

23 Sep 2014
Ballybeg Greens were delighted to be involved in the Waterford Harvest Festival 2014. Staff and students gave a huge amount of time and effort to supporting their engagement with Waterford City...

Psoriasis may be an independent risk factor for subclinical atherosclerosis

23 Sep 2014
Both psoriasis and mean intima-media wall thickness of the common carotid artery were positively correlated with certain biomarkers, indicating that psoriasis may be a potential independent risk...

C. difficile infection increased mortality, health care costs in patients with cirrhosis

23 Sep 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clostridium difficile infection led to increased mortality and health care resource utilization among patients with cirrhosis, according to data presented at ICAAC 2014.Researchers...

Farry announces European Social Fund Programme Opportunities

23 Sep 2014
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today announced details of a series of road shows to publicise the forthcoming new European Social Fund (ESF) Programme 2014 – 2020.

Andy Burnham: older people should receive care at home, not hospital

23 Sep 2014
Guardian event hears shadow health secretary call for a single health and social care service to support the ageing population How can older peoples skills be valued after lifes rush hour? More on...

UN launches mission to combat Ebola

23 Sep 2014
The U.N. General Assembly and the U.N. Security Council have approved resolutions to create the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.According to WHO...

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