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Format: 2014-11-24
Format: 2014-11-24

C. diff inquiry blames health board

24 Nov 2014
Scotland's largest health board is heavily criticised by an inquiry into the country's worst Clostridium difficile (C. diff) outbreak.

Use of VITACORA-19 showed good validity, reliability among patients with psoriatic arthritis

24 Nov 2014
The VITACORA-19 showed good validity, reliability and sensitivity to change in measuring health-related quality of life in patients with psoriatic arthritis, according to study results.In a...

Health workers strike over pay in Northern Ireland

24 Nov 2014
Picket lines have been mounted outside hospitals in Northern Ireland and England today as health workers including midwives, nurses, radiographers, cleaners and psychiatric staff strike over pay.

Two companies announce 150 jobs

24 Nov 2014
A food company is investing €26m in a facility in Wexford with the creation of 50 jobs and a specialist healthcare recruitment group is to create 100 jobs as part of a €5m investment in its...

Vegetarian diet 'could have slight benefits in diabetes'

24 Nov 2014
"Vegetable diet will beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease," is the typically overblown headline in the Daily Express. But researchers actually found a vegetarian diet led to a...

Therapy reduces risk of suicide or self-harm

24 Nov 2014
“Talk therapy sessions can help reduce the risk of suicide among high-risk groups,” BBC News reports. The headline is prompted by a large Danish study that took place over a 20-year period....

Public have say on health services

24 Nov 2014
The public can have their say on the state of cross-border health services at two meetings on Monday.

The battle for control of the cigarette packet

24 Nov 2014
How health warnings are changing cigarette packet design

Govt funding for Irish emigrants in Australia

23 Nov 2014
The Government is to give almost 415,000 euro to organisations across Australia this year to provide welfare services and support to Irish emigrants.

Mental health nursing cuts warning

23 Nov 2014
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.

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