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Format: 2014-09-18
Format: 2014-09-18

Social Protection Committee to meet Minister on review of Department spending

16 Sep 2014
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection tomorrow meets with the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD for an update on spending in her Department so far in 2014.

Gillaroo Lodge Nursing Home wins Best Kept Awards

16 Sep 2014
Health Minister Edwin Poots has congratulated Gillaroo Lodge Nursing Home in Larne, on winning the Best Kept Health and Social Care Facility Awards.

New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

16 Sep 2014
New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has...

Sugar intake guideline 'needs lowering'

16 Sep 2014
“Sugar intake must be slashed further,” reports BBC News today. The news reports follow an ecological study estimating the burden of disease caused by sugar-related tooth decay in adults and...

Brain scans offer fresh insights into ADHD

16 Sep 2014
"Doctors could soon diagnose ADHD in children with a brain scan," is the over-exuberant headline from the Mail Online. The underlying research, based on comparing the brain scans of 133 people with ...

Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance

16 Sep 2014
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New Irish cancer clinical trial takes centre stage at major US conference

15 Sep 2014
A new Irish clinical trial funded by the Health Research Board has revealed that you can achieve the same results with less radiation and fewer doses for patients with malignant spinal cord...

Research shows lower radiotherapy doses have same therapeutic effect

15 Sep 2014
A new Irish clinical trial funded by the Health Research Board has revealed that you can achieve the same results with less radiation and fewer doses for patients with malignant spinal cord...

'Rebooted' stem cells may lead to new treatments

15 Sep 2014
"Scientists have managed to 'reset' human stem cells," the Mail Online reports. It is hoped studying these cells will provide more information about the mechanics of early human development. This...

Could meditation help combat migraines?

15 Sep 2014
“Daily meditation may be the most effective way of tackling migraine,” the Daily Express reports. This headline is not justified, as it was based on a small pilot study involving just 19 people. It...

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