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Format: 2014-09-30
Format: 2014-09-30

Biomarkers predicted mortality in patients with acetaminophen-induced ALF

30 Sep 2014
Specific mitochondrial biomarker serum levels were greater among patients who did not survive acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure compared with those who survived and recovered, according to...

Social Protection Committee to meet key stakeholders on Budget 2015

30 Sep 2014
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection will meet tomorrow with representatives from Age Action Ireland, the Disability Federation of Ireland and the Irish Senior Citizens...

High levels of tooth decay found in three-year-olds

30 Sep 2014
"Tooth decay affects 12% of three-year-olds, says survey," BBC News reports. The survey, carried out by Public Health England, found big variations in different parts of the country. Experts believe...

Deep-fried Mars bars: unhealthy, but no killer

30 Sep 2014
“Eating a deep-fried Mars bar could give you a stroke in minutes,” reports the Metro. However, the study that prompted this headline found no evidence that the Scottish snack can potentially...

AGA creates tool for evaluation, treatment of Crohn’s disease

30 Sep 2014
The American Gastroenterological Association has developed a clinical decision tool to aid gastroenterologists in identifying and managing patients with Crohn’s disease.“As health care systems move...

Tory minister: start planning for old age now responsibility lies with individual

30 Sep 2014
State will offer a safety net for vulnerable people, says local government minister Kris Hopkins, but young people must look after their health and make some life choices Andy Burnham: care should...

Statistical press release - Northern Ireland Quality and Outcomes Framework (Qof) Information 2013/14

30 Sep 2014
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety today published the achievement figures from the Northern Ireland Quality and Outcomes Framework 2013/14.

David Cameron defends plans to cut benefits for working poor

30 Sep 2014
PM says plans for £3bn-a-year cuts set out by George Osborne are better than reducing benefits for wealthier pensioners David Cameron has defended his plan to carry out billions of pounds of extra...

Global expert outlines apprenticeships return on investment to business

30 Sep 2014
Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry, hosted a two-day visit to Northern Ireland by Professor Stefan Wolter, Chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

Looking after sexual health

30 Sep 2014
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is stressing the importance of looking after sexual health. It's urging people who are sexually active to takes steps to protect themselves and their partner by being...

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