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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Young people’s annual statistics from NDTMS released today

The latest 2015-16 young people’s statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) show that there were 17,077 young people (under the age of 18) in substance misuse services,. ...

Can exercise offset some of the harms of regular drinking?

"Adults who booze regularly but exercise for five hours a week are no more likely to die than teetotallers," the Mail Online reports. ...

2017 NDTMS reporting consultation

Public Health England (PHE) is keen to gather information on how the reports and toolkits from the NDTMS (National Drug Monitoring Treatment System) are being used in the current operating environm. ...

Detailed guide: Paraguay: migrant health guide

Culture, politics and history BBC News and The World Factbook provide background information on the ...

Survivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want?

Title: Survivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want? Authors: Meade, Elizabeth; McIlfatrick, Sonja; Groarke, Ann Marie; Butler, Eimear Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify the concerns of postmenopau ...

Minister Harris meets Commissioner Andriukaitis to discuss European health issues

Minister Harris today (23 May) welcomed EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, to Leinster House for a meeting to discuss health issues of significance for Ireland and for Europe. ...

Minister for Health welcomes release of HSE Maternity Clinical Complaints Review

The Minister for Health Simon Harris today welcomed the publication by the HSE of the final report into maternity complaints in Portlaoise Hospital, for which many families have been waiting The Minister said that he wanted to “recognise the women and fam ...

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs to visit Meath and Cavan as part of hearings on sustaining rural communities

A delegation from the Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs will meet with representatives from the Athboy, Castlepollard, Bailieborough and Cootehill areas on Friday, 26 May 2017 as part of its two projects How to sustain a ...

Dementia saliva testing 'shows early promise'

early," the Daily Mirror reports. This news is based on a laboratory study that took saliva samples from ...

Communications, Climate Change & Environment Committee to meet with ComReg

A review of the performance of ComReg’s statutory functions and Strategy Statement 2017-2019 will be on the agenda of the Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 May 2017. ...

HRB Internship Programme 2017

Objectives of the HRB Internship Programme The HRB is committed to building capacity in health research and encouraging and supporting our early-stage researchers to develop their careers.  To support this aim, the HRB runs an Internship Programme. This p ...

Agriculture Committee to resume Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of draft greyhound legislation

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 May at 4pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Health Committee to engage with the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety

22 May 2017 ...

Nearly 3.5 million patients at risk of losing their family doctor through Brexit, warns RCGP

New analysis from the College, released today, shows that 3,456,481 patients could be left without a family doctor if the 2,137 GPs across the UK, that the RCGP estimates are from the European Union*, are forced to leave. ...

Instagram 'ranked worst for mental health' in teen survey

Instagram ranked worst social network for young people's mental health. Sky News, May 19 2017 Links To ...

Public health chiefs saddle up for cycling challenge

Published date:  Fri, 19/05/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement The Public Health Agency (PHA) is welcoming public health leaders from England and the Republic of Ireland as they embark on an eight-day ‘Cities of Culture’ cycling cha ...

Department of Social Protection – arrangements for June Bank Holiday 2017

The Department of Social Protection has published details of opening hours and payment arrangements over the June Bank Holiday. The Department’s offices are closed on Monday, 5 June 2017. If you are due to sign for a jobseeker’s payment at your Intreo off ...

Belfast gets £1.3m boost for pioneering cancer research

Published date:  Fri, 19/05/2017- 9:00am Belfast doctors, nurses and scientists are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.  Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the HSC Research and Development Division of the Public Healt ...

Musgrave NI recalls its Gourmet Cheese & Bacon Burgers because of undeclared soya (N Ireland only)

Musgrave Retail Partners NI is recalling its Gourmet Cheese & Bacon Burgers because they contain soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya. Distribution of the affecte ...

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