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Format: 2014-10-20
Format: 2014-10-20

Sport plan to aid mental health

18 Oct 2014
A £2m programme using sport to help people suffering from mental health problems is announced by Sport England and Mind.

Canada to ship trial Ebola vaccine to Geneva

18 Oct 2014
The Canadian government is to ship 800 vials of its experimental ebola vaccine to the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

Findings question the applicability of widely used trauma triage scores to assess older patients

18 Oct 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — A retrospective registry review of trauma patients older than 55 years highlighted the Injury Severity Score as a poor predictor of mortality and the Trauma Score-Injury Severity Score...

What can we do to take the pain out of loneliness? | @guardianletters

17 Oct 2014
George Monbiot (Life in the age of loneliness, 15 October) does not refer to the role that our planning system has played, at least as an accomplice, in creating the loneliest society in Europe....

Exercise data signs could cut sugary drink intake

17 Oct 2014
“Signs warning shoppers how much exercise they need to do to burn off calories in sugary drinks can encourage healthier choices,” BBC News reports. Signs in shops in an area of Baltimore seemed to...

Vegetative patients show awareness during scans

17 Oct 2014
"Vegetative patients may be more conscious of the world than we think," The Independent reports. Electrodes have detected what has been described as "well-preserved" networks of brain activity in...

Neighborhood factors linked with obesity risk in adolescence

17 Oct 2014
Recent data show girls who live in neighborhoods with a greater abundance of food or service retail, including fast-food restaurants and supermarkets, or physical disorder, such as litter and...

Case 324 – TV satellite engineers will not install equipment after 5pm

17 Oct 2014
TV satellite engineers will not install TV equipment after 5pm because it unsafe to do so and contravenes Health and Safety regulations.

Seasonal flu vaccination campaign

17 Oct 2014
Flu is a very serious illness - there can be potentially 1,000 flu related deaths in Ireland during a severe flu season. The HSE recommends that the following groups of at-risk people should be...

Know Your Rights: Household Benefits Package and water charges

17 Oct 2014
Question I live alone and get a State Pension. Will I be able to get any help with the new water charges? Answer Domestic water charges will apply from 1 October 2014 and the first bills will issue...

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