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Format: 2014-10-24
Format: 2014-10-24

'Putting clocks forward boosts kids' exercise'

24 Oct 2014
“Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year in the UK could lead to children getting more exercise every day, say researchers,” reports BBC News. In the UK, the clocks move forward one...

Allied health professionals have key role to play in transforming health service

24 Oct 2014
Health Minister Jim Wells has praised Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) for the significant contribution they make to the lives of people in Northern Ireland.

Sunshine isn't slimming and can't halt diabetes

24 Oct 2014
"Sunshine can make you thin," claims the Daily Mirror, while the Daily Express splashed on its front page that, "Sunlight is key to fighting diabetes". Both are strong contenders for the title of...

Re-appointment of two non-executive members to the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency

24 Oct 2014
Health Minister, Jim Wells, today announced the re-appointment of two non-executive members to the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA).

Public Health England launch physical activity framework

23 Oct 2014
‘Everybody active, every day’ is a national, evidence-based approach to support all sectors to embed physical activity into the fabric of daily life and make it an easy, cost-effective and ‘normal’...

Public Health England Priorities for the Next Five Years includes tackling childhood obesity

23 Oct 2014
Public Health England has set out its seven priorities for the next five years with an emphasis on creating and protecting health, not only treating ill health, to ensure that people in England ‘live...

Don t miss out on a Winter Fuel Payment: Storey

23 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, today urged local people to check if they are eligible to receive a Winter Fuel Payment.

Storey congratulates housing association sector but calls on them to do more

23 Oct 2014
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has congratulated the housing association sector for their commitment in achieving the Programme for Government targets for new social and affordable...

No need for nightshift workers to avoid steak

23 Oct 2014
"Shift workers should avoid tucking into steak, brown rice or green veg at night," because these foods "disrupt the body clock," the Mail Online reports. But the research in question involved lab...

Do dopamine drugs lead to compulsive shopping?

23 Oct 2014
“Drugs for restless leg syndrome cause gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping,” Metro reports. Researchers in the US have looked at serious drug side effects reported to the FDA over a 10...

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