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Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24

Vacancy: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at the UK Data Archive

24 Apr 2014
The UK Data Service, the national data service for the social sciences, is ....[24/4/2014]

World Immunisation Week

24 Apr 2014
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Immunisation Week takes place from 24-30 April 2014. During the week the WHO encourages people around the world to find out what vaccines are available,...

Kidney damage 'killing thousands,' study claims

23 Apr 2014
“Failures in basic hospital care are resulting in more than 1,000 deaths a month from … acute kidney injury,” The Independent reports. A study commissioned by the NHS estimates that up to 40,000...

Edible flowers not proven to prevent cancer

23 Apr 2014
“Eating flowers grown in British gardens could help to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new study,” The Daily Telegraph reports. However, the study the news is based on...

Know Your Rights: Vaccinations when travelling abroad

22 Apr 2014
Question We are planning a round-the-world trip later this year. Should we think about getting vaccinations? Answer You should consider getting vaccinations if you are travelling outside of Western...

Cheap holidays 'increased' melanoma rates

22 Apr 2014
“Skin cancer rates ‘surge since 1970s’,” reports the BBC. The news is based on a press release from Cancer Research UK after the release of new figures for the number of people diagnosed with...

Boost for health decision making across island of Ireland

22 Apr 2014
Health systems and individuals across the island of Ireland will benefit from the appointment of a new leader for Cochrane Ireland - a venture which will actively promote the use of the best...

'Silver surfers' may have lower depression risk

22 Apr 2014
"Silver surfers are happier than techno-foges [sic]: Internet use cuts elderly depression rates by 30 per cent," the Mail Online reports after the results of a US study have suggested that regular...

Appointment of a non-executive financial member to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS)

18 Apr 2014
Health Minister, Edwin Poots, today announced the appointment of a non-executive Financial Member to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Agency (NIFRS) for a four year period. Mr Gordon...

The Handbook of Behavioral Medicine

18 Apr 2014
  Handbook of Behavioral Medicine presents a comprehensive overview of the current use of behavioral science techniques in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various health related...

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