Oxygen - not just the air that we breathe
Health Minister Edwin Poots witnessed first-hand how oxygen therapy can help people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) enjoy a better quality of life. The Health Minister was visiting RAMS – Race Against...
'Peeing' in pool may create harmful byproducts
“Peeing in the pool could be bad for your health,” the Mail Online reports. As well as being unpleasant and socially unacceptable, new research suggests that a chemical in wee can react with...
Message from WHO Director-General on International Women’s Day
7 March 2014 -- On this day, WHO joins others in celebrating women’s achievements. These achievements are inspiring, and they can inspire change. In health development, as in many other areas, women...
Poots urges families to talk about organ donation
Health Minister Edwin Poots has encouraged people to give consideration to organ donation and to talk about their wishes with family.
HIV 'gene hack' offers new treatment hope
“HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial,” reports The Guardian, while the BBC tells us that an “immune upgrade” could offer “HIV shielding”.
These headlines come following a...
GP s are the key to supporting community care
GP's are central to the community, that was the message from the Health Minister, Edwin Poots as he visited Donacloney GP surgery today.
New NICE quality standard aims to improve recognition and assessment of jaundice in newborn babies
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued standards to improve the recognition and management of jaundice in newborn (from birth to 28 days) babies.
NICE proposes to recommend a new treatment for some people with advanced kidney cancer
NICE, the healthcare guidance body, has issued new draft guidance recommending axitinib (Inlyta, Pfizer), for advanced kidney cancer.
WHO says halving sugar target has extra benefit
“Halve sugar intake, say health experts,” The Daily Telegraph reports, while The Guardian tells us that “a can of coke a day is too much sugar”.
The widespread media reports follow new draft...
O'Dowd: Good Nutrition positively impacts on achievement at school
Good nutrition is important for pupils' health and their ability to concentrate, to learn and to achieve at school.