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Format: 2014-07-24
Format: 2014-07-24

Annual NHS national sickness absence rate declines to lowest level in five years

22 Jul 2014
July 22, 2014: Annual NHS national sickness absence rates in England are at their lowest point since 2009-10, when they first started being recorded by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (...

Annual NHS national sickness absence rate declines to lowest level in five years

22 Jul 2014
July 22, 2014: Annual NHS national sickness absence rates in England are at their lowest point since 2009-10, when they first started being recorded by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (...

Plant-Based Diet For Dummies

22 Jul 2014
  Get healthy, lose weight, and feel great on a plant-based diet The benefits of a plant-based diet have been publicized far and wide, and you can no longer deny it—you're fully ready to...

Study Finds 4 out of 5 Over 50s in Ireland are Overweight or Obese

21 Jul 2014
21 Jul 2014 The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) highlights the consequences of high rates of obesity for health and health service demand in the over 50s in Ireland. A new report...

HIV 'reservoirs' may form earlier than expected

21 Jul 2014
"Early HIV drugs 'may not stop virus'," BBC News reports. The report is based on a study of HIV treatments in monkeys, and has been linked by the BBC to the emergence of HIV in a four-year-old girl...

Health Committee to hold hearings on HSE report on Section 38 and 39 Agencies and the impact on service delivery

21 Jul 2014
The impact on the delivery of services arising from the HSE investigation into matters relating to Section 38 and 39 funded agencies will be the focus of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and...

Better Europe Alliance – Analysis of EU Recommendations for Ireland

21 Jul 2014
At the end of May the EU issued seven Country Specific Recommendations for Ireland covering a range of policy areas Ireland needs to address over the coming year. These Recommendations are part of...

Strabane is Going Places McCausland

21 Jul 2014
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced funding of £114,000 to South West College to deliver the Going Places Programme in the Strabane Neighbourhood Renewal area.

McCausland to change alcohol sales law

21 Jul 2014
Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland, has announced that he intends to change the law on the sale of alcohol.

Northern Ireland alcohol sales law to change

21 Jul 2014
21 Jul 2014 Following Executive agreement to the changes Minister McCausland said: “Alcohol is not an ordinary commodity and it is clear that excessive alcohol consumption has a negative impact on...

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