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Format: 2014-09-19
Format: 2014-09-19

Health service is at a 'critical point'

19 Sep 2014
Patient safety is being compromised throughout the health service as a result of budget cuts in recent years, the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said. According to the organisation, there is...

2015 abortion referendum 'really bad idea'

19 Sep 2014
Health Minister Leo Varadkar has insisted that there will ‘never be perfect legislation that removes all tragedies related to pregnancy'. Speaking about a possible abortion referendum in the Dail on...

Desire to have kids affects mental health

19 Sep 2014
Women who do not conceive following fertility treatment have poorer mental health in the long run if they are unable to let go of their desire to have a child, a study has found. Welsh and Dutch...

Remembering the past can improve the present for people with dementia

19 Sep 2014
Malcolm Jones works as a reminiscence arts practitioner, using creative tools to help older people communicate Why BME communities need targeted dementia services More from the adult social care hub...

Retention in care, viral suppression higher in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients

19 Sep 2014
The rates of retention in care and viral suppression are higher among patients receiving care funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program vs. other national estimates, but researchers with the HIV/AIDS...

U.S. Aims to Curb Peril Of Antibiotic Resistance

18 Sep 2014
The Obama administration’s measures are part of the first major federal effort to confront a public health problem that takes at least 23,000 lives a year.

U.S. Lays Out Strategy to Combat Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance

18 Sep 2014
The Obama administration’s measures are part of the first major federal effort to confront a public health problem that takes at least 23,000 lives a year.

Varadkar: 2015 abortion referendum a bad idea

18 Sep 2014
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said an abortion referendum should not take place in the run up to the next general election.

Hand hygiene rates higher within presence of other HCWs

18 Sep 2014
The rates of hand hygiene were higher when health care workers were in the proximity of other health care workers, according to researchers from the University of Iowa. “Hand hygiene is a critical...

Overnight pay for social care workers to rise

18 Sep 2014
Social care workers who sleep-over in residential facilities to care for clients are to receive higher pay for overnight duties under a Labour Court recommendation issued today.

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