Press release: CSO figures published today show that 1.2 million people now experience deprivation, twice the pre-recession figure.
Minister for Children to give quarterly update to Health and Children Committee
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Francis Fitzgerald TD, will update the Committee on Health and Children on children and youth affairs at its meeting tomorrow, Thursday, 17th April 2014.
PET scans may improve brain injury diagnosis
“PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials show,” The Guardian reports. Evidence suggests that the advanced scanning devices may be able to detect faint signs of...
NICE opens consultation on 'spray-on skin' device for healing burn wounds
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened its consultation on draft guidance for a 'spray-on skin' device that aims to help improve the healing of acute burns
Cannabis linked to brain differences in the young
“Using cannabis just once a week harms young brains,” the Daily Mail reports.
The newspaper reports on an US study that took one-off brain MRI scans of a group of 20 young adult recreational...
Education Committee to consider Technological Universities Bill with key stakeholders
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection will tomorrow engage in pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Technological Universities Bill with key stakeholders.
Vitamin D levels impact mobility in severely obese
New HRB-funded research shows that severely obese people with low vitamin D levels walk slower and are less active than their counterparts who have healthy vitamin D levels.
Whistle Project in Londonderry gets over £200,000 funding boost McCausland
Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland, has announced funding of £204,960 for the Whistle Project based in the Waterside area of Londonderry.
Eating chocolate probably won't save your marriage
“As blood glucose levels plummet, aggression levels rise, and people take it out on those closest to them,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
This news is based on an American study into blood glucoses...
Ford Partnership central to protecting victims of anti-social behaviour
Justice Minister David Ford has opened an anti-social behaviour awareness seminar in Cookstown.