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Format: 2014-10-31
Format: 2014-10-31

90% of stroke risk factors 'can be controlled'

31 Oct 2014
People can reduce their risk of suffering a stroke for the first time if they consume a Mediterranean-style diet, exercise regularly and keep their blood pressure under control, US doctors have said...

Effects of psoriasis 'underestimated'

31 Oct 2014
The skin condition psoriasis can have a major impact on the lives of those affected, however most healthcare professionals, including dermatologists, underestimate the effects on their patients, a...

Taoiseach launches Irish Heart Foundation “Pumped” Schools’ video awards

30 Oct 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny today launched the Irish Heart Foundation's "Pumped" Schools' Video Awards. The awards encourage young people to unleash their creative juices and produce 90-second movies on a...

Two Virginia hospitals receive first ID risk management certification

30 Oct 2014
Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach hospitals are the first two hospitals to receive the DNV Healthcare Centers for Excellence infection mitigation management certification.DNV, a global...

ACIP approves revisions to 2015 childhood immunization schedules

30 Oct 2014
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously, 13-0 with two members absent from the meeting, to approve various revisions to the 2015 childhood immunization schedules.“...

Dietary flavanols linked to improved cognition in older adults

30 Oct 2014
High intake of dietary flavanols improved cognition in older adults, according to new research. After mapping cerebral blood volume in the dentate gyrus (DG) region of 35 healthy individuals,...

Minister Praises Invaluable Work of Hospice

30 Oct 2014
Health Minister, Jim Wells, last night visited the Northern Ireland Hospice to see the care provided to adults and children through its range of services.

What should the next government do to support the ageing population?

30 Oct 2014
Sponsored Q&A: Expert views from our live discussion on what policies should be put in place for older people Read the discussion in full Lord Filkin, chair, Centre for Ageing Better: six quick...

Does paracetamol ease pain of decision making?

30 Oct 2014
"Paracetamol could make difficult decisions less of a headache," the Mail Online reports. The story follows a US study that looked at whether taking paracetamol could reduce the pain of making...

Written Statement to the Assembly by Health Minister Jim Wells MLA Budget 2014/15: Update of Oral Statement made on 14 October 2014

30 Oct 2014
"Further to my Oral Statement of 14 October on the October Monitoring Round and my recent attendance at the Health Committee, I would like to update the House in relation to a number of important...

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