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Format: 2014-10-31
Format: 2014-10-31

90% of stroke risk factors 'can be controlled'

31 Oct 2014
People can reduce their risk of suffering a stroke for the first time if they consume a Mediterranean-style diet, exercise regularly and keep their blood pressure under control, US doctors have said...

Effects of psoriasis 'underestimated'

31 Oct 2014
The skin condition psoriasis can have a major impact on the lives of those affected, however most healthcare professionals, including dermatologists, underestimate the effects on their patients, a...

Taoiseach launches Irish Heart Foundation “Pumped” Schools’ video awards

30 Oct 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny today launched the Irish Heart Foundation's "Pumped" Schools' Video Awards. The awards encourage young people to unleash their creative juices and produce 90-second movies on a...

Two Virginia hospitals receive first ID risk management certification

30 Oct 2014
Sentara Leigh and Sentara Virginia Beach hospitals are the first two hospitals to receive the DNV Healthcare Centers for Excellence infection mitigation management certification.DNV, a global...

ACIP approves revisions to 2015 childhood immunization schedules

30 Oct 2014
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously, 13-0 with two members absent from the meeting, to approve various revisions to the 2015 childhood immunization schedules.“...

Clustering prevalent among injection drug users with HCV in Vancouver

30 Oct 2014
One-third of people who inject drugs with hepatitis C virus infection from the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study were found to be clustered, a phenomenon that is a risk factor for HCV transmission...

Dietary flavanols linked to improved cognition in older adults

30 Oct 2014
High intake of dietary flavanols improved cognition in older adults, according to new research. After mapping cerebral blood volume in the dentate gyrus (DG) region of 35 healthy individuals,...

What should the next government do to support the ageing population?

30 Oct 2014
Sponsored Q&A: Expert views from our live discussion on what policies should be put in place for older people Read the discussion in full Lord Filkin, chair, Centre for Ageing Better: six quick...

HCW exposure to rabies required conservative approach for PEP

30 Oct 2014
Rabies poses a significant concern for health care workers who are treating patients with rabies, and comprehensive risk screening, counseling and timely post-exposure prophylaxis when necessary...

Women urged to be 'breast aware'

30 Oct 2014
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all women to be ‘breast aware’ and to think about attending for screening when invited. Survival rates for the disease are...

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