Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Homelessness crisis shows 'social policy failure'
The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has said the current crisis of homelessness is an indication of a more widespread failure of social policy.
Varadkar sees limited free GP care by late 2014
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he hopes that free GP care for certain groups will be in place by the end of this year, or early next year.
Sleep deprivation may affect memory
The Mail Online states that “just one bad night’s sleep can have a dramatic effect on your memory – even leading to false memories”.
Though the results of this small experimental study involving US...
Rejection sensitivity higher among patients with body dysmorphic disorder
Fear of being rejected by others is significantly elevated among individuals with body dysmorphic disorder, according to recent study findings published in Body Image.“People with [body dysmorphic...
Book release: International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy
The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy, edited by Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy...
Depression associated with failure to suppress viral load
New data presented at AIDS 2014 suggest that undiagnosed and untreated depression was associated with incomplete viral load suppression among those living with HIV — even those who were retained in...
VIDEO: Healthy start for newborns
A new study shows that newborn babies can reap the health benefits of a delay in cutting their umbilical cord - whilst they're safe in their mothers' arms.
ADA Anniversary: Including People With Disabilities in Public Health
July 26th marks the 24th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that strengthens the inclusion of people with disabilities.
Anyone can have a...
Umami flavouring 'may help you feel fuller faster'
"Always hungry? You need more umami in your life: study finds so-called 'fifth taste' in sauces and meat helps us feel satisfied," reports the Mail Online.
Umami is a Japanese term that roughly...