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Format: 2014-11-25
Format: 2014-11-25

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.

High oxidative stress biomarkers seen with phthalate exposure may complicate pregnancy

25 Nov 2014
Urinary phthalate metabolites were associated with increased biomarkers of oxidative stress in a study of pregnant women, according to research published in Environmental Health Perspectives.The...

Pope Francis criticises 'elderly' Europe

25 Nov 2014
Pope Francis, in a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, has said Europe had become "elderly" during the economic crisis.

Medical card measures will be flexible - Kenny

25 Nov 2014
A single application process to the Health Service Executive for all medical cards and other medical schemes is to be introduced, under reform plans to be announced by the Government.

Storyful to create 30 jobs in Dublin

25 Nov 2014
Storyful, the Irish social news agency that was acquired last year by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has announced the provision of 30 new jobs at its Dublin headquarters.

Short-term work over Christmas

25 Nov 2014
The Department of Social Protection operates a fast-tracking system for jobseekers who sign off to take up work for a short period (up to 8 weeks) or to go on a short training course (up to 8 weeks...

Metabolic syndrome risk markers influenced by dietary carbohydrates

25 Nov 2014
Dietary fat does not drive up plasma saturated fat in patients with obesity or overweight who have metabolic syndrome, according to research published PLOS ONE.Carbohydrates, however, may promote...

Cabinet to discuss social housing plan

25 Nov 2014
The Government's five-year strategy for social housing will be discussed by the Cabinet today.

Asthma, COPD linked to bowel disease

25 Nov 2014
People with diseases of their airways, such as asthma, are more likely to have an inflammatory bowel disease, a new study has found. This marks the first population-based study to investigate the...

Books: 'XL Love' Examines the Private Complications of Obesity in Americans’ Relationships

24 Nov 2014
Does a girl who enters adolescence with a big woman’s body have a harder time socially than most teenagers? How about a boy whose fat conjures up female stereotypes?

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