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Format: 2014-08-20
Format: 2014-08-20

PHA urges people using drugs and alcohol to be vigilant over the festival season

20 Aug 2014
Published date:  Wed, 20/08/2014 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Now that the summer festival season is in full...

Blood transfusion linked to lower risk for in-hospital mortality in patients with acute MI

20 Aug 2014
Blood transfusion was associated with lower risk for in-hospital mortality among anemic patients with acute MI, according to a new report.“These findings suggest that previous observational reports...

Why you should leave the car at home

20 Aug 2014
People who commute to work by walking or cycling and public transport tend to have lower body weight and fat composition compared to those using private transport, according to a new study. The...

New advance in fight against superbugs

20 Aug 2014
Irish scientists have made an advance in the fight against resistant hospital superbugs. The team from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's University Belfast has developed the first innovative...

Dept of Health chief steps down

20 Aug 2014
The chief civil servant in the Department of Health has stepped down after just over two years in the post and is moving a new job. Health Minister Leo Varadkar has announced that Ambrose McLoughlin...

How One Woman Deciphered Her Own Genetic Mutation

19 Aug 2014
Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning inward, unbidden. A few weeks later she started having trouble lifting her feet properly near the end of her runs,...

The Guardian view on rail fares: unfair | Editorial

19 Aug 2014
Travelling by train produces benefits for everyone less air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions, fewer traffic jams. Passengers should not have to pay two-thirds of the cost This government is...

In Relationships, Be Deliberate

19 Aug 2014
If two people are dating, living in the same city, spending most nights of the week together, and are moving toward marriage, doesn’t it make sense to just move in together, and save a little money? ...

Burying Your Dead Without Religion

19 Aug 2014
If you're interested, there's a tattoo parlor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii where an artist named Dodge may be able to give you a tattoo that incorporates a dead body—literally. “You simply take...

The Only Food Poor Americans Can Afford Is Making Them Unhealthy

19 Aug 2014
Americans receiving food aid have much higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure than the U.S. population as a whole, and some of the habits they resort to in order to stretch their dollars ...

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