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Format: 2014-07-28
Format: 2014-07-28

Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014

01 Aug 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014 Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health

WHO appalled by attacks on health-care facilities in Gaza

28 Jul 2014
WHO has been appalled by the continuing trend for health-care facilities, staff and vehicles to come under direct fire in Gaza since the escalation of violence on 8 July 2014. Sustained calm is...

Study links shift work to increased risk of diabetes

25 Jul 2014
“Type 2 diabetes is more common in people who work shifts, a large international study suggests,” BBC News reports. The BBC reports on a review that searched the literature and found 12 studies...

TV and gaming after work 'leads to feelings of guilt'

25 Jul 2014
“Watching TV after work makes you feel ‘guilty and like a failure’,” says The Independent, citing a study looking at the concept of “ego depletion”. Ego depletion is the idea that after a gruelling...

NHSmail available to pharmacists, optometrists and dentists

25 Jul 2014
Pharmacists, optometrists and dentists in England are encouraged to sign up to NHSmail, the secure email service for health and social care.

NHSmail available to pharmacists, optometrists and dentists

25 Jul 2014
Pharmacists, optometrists and dentists in England are encouraged to sign up to NHSmail, the secure email service for health and social care.

NHSmail available to pharmacists, optometrists and dentists

25 Jul 2014
Pharmacists, optometrists and dentists in England are encouraged to sign up to NHSmail, the secure email service for health and social care.

NHSmail available to pharmacists, optometrists and dentists

25 Jul 2014
Pharmacists, optometrists and dentists in England are encouraged to sign up to NHSmail, the secure email service for health and social care.

Deadly MERS 'camel flu' may now be airborne

24 Jul 2014
“Deadly Mers virus 'could now be airborne',” The Independent reports. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which has an estimated case fatality rate of 30%, has been detected in an air...

Paracetamol 'doesn't work' for lower back pain

24 Jul 2014
“Paracetamol used to treat acute lower back pain is no better than a dummy pill,” BBC News reports. A well-conducted trial casts doubts on the widespread recommendation that paracetamol is an...

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