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Format: 2014-08-22
Format: 2014-08-22

Botox may be useful in treating stomach cancers

21 Aug 2014
"Botox may have cancer fighting role," BBC News reports after research involving mice found using Botox to block nerve signals to the stomach may help slow the growth of stomach cancers. Botox,...

'Fat and 30' link to dementia is inconclusive

21 Aug 2014
“People as young as 30 who are obese may be at greater risk [of dementia],” The Independent reports. This UK study examined a set 14-year period (1998 to 2011) and looked at whether NHS hospital...

New BloodMobile Unit takes to the road - Poots

21 Aug 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots today visited the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service to acknowledge the new BloodMobile Unit which has just recently been deployed in Northern Ireland.

Publication of Children Order Child Protection and Referral Statistics for Northern Ireland (quarter ending 30 June 2014)

21 Aug 2014
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has today published the ‘Children Order Child Protection and Referral Statistics for Northern Ireland (quarter ending 30 June 2014)’.

Data users invited to define outputs for new survey on youth

22 Aug 2014
What About Youth? is a new Department of Health study which aims to make im....[20/8/2014]

Is breastfeeding inability causing depression?

20 Aug 2014
Mothers who plan, but are unable, to breastfeed their babies are more likely to suffer from postnatal depression, report BBC News and The Independent. A study of 14,000 women in England found that...

Common antibiotic linked to 'tiny' rise in heart deaths

20 Aug 2014
An antibiotic given to millions of people in the UK to treat chest infections has been linked to an increased risk of heart death, report The Daily Telegraph and The Independent. A Danish study of...

Are good neighbours really life-savers?

19 Aug 2014
“Having good neighbours can help cut heart attack risk,” reports The Independent. The paper reports on a nationally representative US study of over 5,000 adults over the age of 50. People were...

McCausland Launches Northern Social Enterprise Hub

19 Aug 2014
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has officially opened the Northern Zone Social Enterprise Hub at Ballymena’s Ecos Centre.

Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition

19 Aug 2014
  Explore the evolution of organization theory in the health care sector Advances in Health Care Organization Theory, 2nd Edition,introduces students in health administration to the fields of...

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