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
High-intensity training benefits over-65s
People over the age of 65 could significantly improve their health by doing just one minute of exercise twice a week, a new study has found.
Scottish researchers assessed the benefits of high-...
HIQA updates elderly care standards
The health safety body HIQA has drawn up new draft quality and safety standards for nursing homes and residential care settings for older people.
The standards are intended to replace the current...
'Five a day' is enough
It is already known that consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables per day lowers a person's risk of death. Now a new study has found that this may be enough, as consuming more than five...
Minister Lynch welcomes the launch of HIQA’s public consultation on new Standards for nursing homes and residential care settings for Older People
The Minister of State for Primary and Social Care, Kathleen Lynch TD, today, Wednesday 30 July, welcomed the launch of HIQA’s public consultation...
Beth Britton: 'Care homes must not be police states' | David Brindle
Dementia carer and campaigner to advise regulator on 'special measures' regime planned to tackle failing care homes
Only once has Beth Britton lost her remarkable poise when talking about her late...
Bristol CCG extends telehealth contract
NHS Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group has extended its telehealth programme by one year, with plans to develop a "step-down" phase to support patients once they leave the scheme.
EU and US impose more sanctions on Russia
The European Union and the United States have imposed further economic sanctions against Russia for its role in the conflict in Ukraine.
Court reserves judgment on resuscitating baby
The High Court has reserved its judgment in an application by the Health Service Executive to allow doctors not to resuscitate a terminally ill nine-month-old baby if her condition deteriorates.
The Challenges of Having Sex as a Little Person
Dr. Marylou Naccarato was an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for decades before she became a clinical sexologist. “As a former IRS agent of 23 years,” she quips, “people ask, ‘How did you...