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Format: 2014-10-21
Format: 2014-10-21

Depression after heart attack more common in women

21 Oct 2014
Women are more likely than men to develop anxiety and depression following a heart attack, new research suggests. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression will be the second...

Dementia carers needed for study

21 Oct 2014
An ongoing study into the health and wellbeing of people who provide care to their spouses with dementia, is recruiting for volunteers. Currently in Ireland, around 48,000 people have dementia and...

Antibody testing in STD clinic identified high prevalence of HCV

21 Oct 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Researchers found a high prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among individuals screened for the virus while attending an urban STD clinic, according to study data presented at...

Confiscation Order against Belfast woman

21 Oct 2014
The Social Security Agency Financial Investigation Unit obtained a Confiscation Order to the value of £44,271 against Deborah Rainey (48) of Bloomfield Road, Belfast at Belfast Crown Court recently.

Farry addresses ESF roadshow

21 Oct 2014
Employment and Learning Minister, Dr Stephen Farry, today addressed a European Social Fund (ESF) Information roadshow in Belfast.

Is this a good time to dilute care home rules? | David Brindle

21 Oct 2014
New laws aim to relax rules for care homes at a time when a report reveals 100 allegations of abuse to residents every day When inspectors arrived at the 82-bed specialist dementia care home in...

NAFLD common in patients with IBD

21 Oct 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, was prevalent among patients with inflammatory bowel disease, according to data presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.  Researchers...

Ethicist Calls CPR Too Risky in Ebola

21 Oct 2014
The medical ethicist Dr. Joseph J. Fins says a medical team shouldn’t try CPR on an Ebola patient because the risks are too great for health care workers and even for some patients.

HSCIC data security report due February

21 Oct 2014
A final report on the Health and Social Care Information Centre's data security programme plans is set to be completed by February next year.

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