Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Credibility Among Gay Men Gives Leverage to New York City’s New Chief of H.I.V. Prevention
Dr. Demetre Daskalakis will soon be in charge of one of the health department’s largest bureaus at a critical moment in the history of the virus that causes AIDS.
Today's Court Decision Might Make Health Insurance Unaffordable in the Poorest States
A three-judge panel on a federal appeals court ruled today that the government cannot give Obamacare subsidies to people who live in states that did not set up their own, state-based health insurance...
Children with HIV in Jamaica showed positive educational outcomes
Children and adolescents with HIV attending formal or remedial school in Jamaica had positive educational outcomes, according to research presented at the AIDS 2014 meeting.Charmaine N. Crooks-...
Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks
A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited.
Appointment of a non-executive chair and five non-executive members to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)
Health Minister, Edwin Poots today announced the appointment of a non-executive Chair and five non-executive Members to the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) for a four year period.
Managing noncommunicable diseases in routine HIV care feasible
Incorporating management of noncommunicable diseases into routine HIV care helped to facilitate the diagnosis of these diseases, according to data presented at AIDS 2014.“The population of patients...
Three person IVF plans 'progress'
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
Study offers insight into genetics of schizophrenia
"More than 100 schizophrenia genes have been pinpointed," reports the Daily Mail. In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers have gained further insights into the genetics of the...
Why We Care About Other People’s Sex Lives
Here’s a loaded question: Is casual sex immoral?
From Hester Prynne to Hobby Lobby, from our dorm-mates to our politicians, it’s an issue that’s sparked more than its fair share of fiery public...