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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 ...

Issues affecting Illness Benefit claims

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has apologised to people who are having problems with Illness Benefit payments. If you are affected by these issues, you can call the Department’s helpline at  (01) 704 3300 or 1890 928 400 or els ...

Climate Action Committee to hear from Secretary General of the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

The Secretary General of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Dr Orlaigh Quinn, will be before the Joint Committee on Climate Action later today, along with Officials from her department. ...

Guidance: Bradford and Airedale: bowel cancer screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Bradford and Airedale Bowel Cancer Screening Centre held on 29 and 30 January 2018. ...

Guidance: Liverpool Women's NHS Trust: antenatal and newborn screening

Executive summary of quality assurance visit to Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust's antenatal and newborn screening programmes on 27 and 28 February 2018. ...

Guidance: Torbay and South Devon: antenatal and newborn screening programme

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust held on 7 November. ...

Guidance: East and North Hertfordshire: antenatal and newborn programmes

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust held on 18 January 2018. ...

Minister Daly launches the second National Positive Ageing Strategy Stakeholder Forum

This morning (Wednesday) Minister for Mental Health and Older People Jim Daly TD launched the second National Positive Ageing Strategy Stakeholder Forum. On foot of the successful Stakeholder Forum held last year, the Department of Health held the second ...

Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care publishes final report

The Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care published its final report today, Wednesday, 17 October. ...

Independent report: COMA reports

Reports published by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy (COMA). ...

The Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland Boards respond positively to the UK-wide meat Review

The Boards of the UK’s two food regulators held their first joint meeting today, 17 October 2018, in Edinburgh following the publication of the review which makes recommendations aimed at improving compliance and assurance in the UK meat processing industr ...

College lends its expertise in launch of new ‘Moving Medicine’ resource

Moving Medicine, which was also developed in conjunction with Public Health England and Sport England, aims to help improve conversations about physical activity between patients and healthcare professionals. Dr Andrew Boyd, Joint Clinical Champion for th ...

Minister opens the 3rd National Patient Safety Office (NPSO) Conference in Dublin Castle

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD today (Wednesday) opened the third National Patient Safety Office (NPSO) Conference in The Printworks, Dublin Castle. This year’s conference focused on the importance of communication and to highlight the value of dial ...

Guidance: Air pollution: a tool to estimate healthcare costs

A tool to help local authorities estimate the burden of air pollution on the health care system. ...

Ulster University establishes new partnerships with Chinese government to further develop student and faculty engagement

Four of Ulster University’s leading experts in the fields of healthcare, engineering, stratified medicine and green and innovative SME’s join Northern Ireland delegation to China for the Dalian Leaders Summit. ...

Ulster University joins with Sport NI and the PHA in commitment to Wellbeing in Sport

Ulster University joins with Sport NI and the PHA in commitment to Wellbeing in Sport ...

Guidance: ‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet

These leaflets give advice on staying well in cold weather, covering issues such as financial help, healthy lifestyle, flu jabs and heating. ...

Detailed guide: Raw pet foods: handling and preventing infection

Resources for reducing the risk of infection from handling raw pet foods. ...

Guidance: Cold weather plan for England

Plan and evidence summary on planning to protect health in cold weather, valid from October 2018 until further notice. ...

Know Your Rights: Maternity leave

Question I am pregnant but I have only been working with my employer for a few weeks. Am I entitled to maternity leave? Answer ...

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