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Format: 2014-11-22
Format: 2014-11-22

DHSSPS enforcement officers warn against dangers of illicit drugs

21 Nov 2014
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Medicines Regulatory Group (MRG) have warned against the dangers of using medicines from unregulated sources.

Air dryers 'blown away' by paper towels in germ tests

21 Nov 2014
"Hand dryers 'splatter' users with bacteria," The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline is prompted by an experimental study that compared the potential transfer of germs to the surrounding...

Breastfeeding voucher scheme 'shows promise'

21 Nov 2014
"Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise," BBC News reports. The scheme, which has attracted controversy since it...

Air dryers 'blown away' by paper towels in germ tests

21 Nov 2014
"Hand dryers 'splatter' users with bacteria," The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline is prompted by an experimental study that compared the potential transfer of germs to the surrounding...

Need to 'build-up' school mental health services

21 Nov 2014
Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan has said there is a need to strengthen the mental health services in schools.

33% of world's women suffer domestic abuse - WHO

21 Nov 2014
One third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published today.

National Briefing | Washington: Health Insurance Enrollment for Exchanges Was Overcounted

21 Nov 2014
The Obama administration acknowledged on Thursday that it overcounted the total number of people signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Simple infections 'could become killers'

21 Nov 2014
Antibiotic resistance is now a ‘global public heath crisis', the Department of Health's chief medical officer has warned. According to Dr Tony O'Holohan, we are at a stage in which ‘the developments...

Fall in cases of MRSA and C.diff

21 Nov 2014
The number of people contracting the hospital superbug, MRSA, has fallen significantly in recent years, new figures from the Department of Health have shown. Rates of another superbug, C.diff, also...

Drowning kills 40 people every hour

21 Nov 2014
At least 40 people die from drowning every hour of every day around the world, a major new report has found. According to the Global Report on Drowning: Preventing a Leading Killer, which was...

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