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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 ...

Guidance: Antiviral resistance testing in the management of hepatitis C

PHE HCV Resistance Group information on the use of hepatitis C virus resistance testing in clinical practice. ...

Minister Harris welcomes HIQA recommendation to proceed with HPV vaccine for boys

Minister was speaking as he attended EPSCO Council Meeting of EU Health Ministers in Brussels Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has welcomed the announcement by the Health Information and Quality Authority that the proposed extension of the HPV vaccinat ...

GPs need longer consultations to deliver care to patients, says College

She said: "Despite the best efforts of GPs and our teams, who are working incredibly hard to deliver more consultations than ever before, our patients are waiting too long to secure a GP appointment. We know this is frustrating for them and their fam ...

Budgetary Oversight Committee to discuss health spending overruns, cost controls

The Committee on Budgetary Oversight will explore the reasons for recurring health spending overruns and economists’ recent calls for stronger spending controls on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 4 p.m. ...

Guidance: Supplementary guidance for criminal justice intervention teams

Guidance for criminal justice intervention teams (CJIT) who are using the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS). ...

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for Older People Jim Daly TD have welcomed publication of the Winter Plan 2018/2019

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD and Minister for Older People, Jim Daly TD today (6th December) welcomed the HSE’s Winter Plan 2018/19. The Government has committed significant resources to assist health services across the winter period and the publ ...

Event: Obesity Update 2019 – Thursday 14th February 2019 – Royal College of Physicians, London

Obesity Update 2019 is the ideal forum to share and learn from current obesity-related research and clinical practice. By attending you will advance your knowledge of obesity and have the opportunity to build relationships with clinicians and researchers ...

National Statistics: Substance misuse treatment for young people: statistics 2017 to 2018

Alcohol and drug treatment data for under-18s from PHE’s national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS). ...

Minister for Health welcomes passage of the Regulation of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill through the Dáil.

Minister for Health Simon Harris has welcomed the passage of the Regulation of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill through the Dáil The Bill, which will allow for the introduction of termination of pregnancy services, will now proceed to the Seanad for cons ...

Diagnostics to Pathogenomics of Sexually Transmitted Infections

  Comprehensively explores sexually transmitted diseases, from epidemiology, causative pathogens, clinical impact, and immunology, to management strategies utilizing new strategies of genomics and next-generation diagnostic tools Sexually transmitted infe ...

Our Psychiatric Future

  Our everyday lives are increasingly intertwined with psychiatry and discussions of mental health. Yet the dominant medical discipline of psychiatry remains surrounded by controversy. Is mental distress really an illness like any other, treatable by drug ...

Innovative Research in Life Sciences: Pathways to Scientific Impact, Public Health Improvement, and Economic Progress

  “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book as it has taken me on a journey through time, across the globe and through multiple disciplines. Indeed, we need to be thinking about these concepts and applying them every day to do our jobs better.” Farah Magrab ...

Guidance: Scarlet fever: symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

Description of scarlet fever, potential complications of the disease and advice on who's most at risk and how to prevent the spread. ...

Summary of discussions at the FSA Board meeting on 5 December 2018

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board discussed the FSA’s resilience, capability and capacity following EU exit and critical elements of food standards at its quarterly board meeting. ...

Guidance: Diabetic eye screening programme: failsafe procedures

These documents set out how the failsafe processes work for the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme. ...

Summary of discussions at the FSA Advisory Committee on Social Science 4 December 2018

Our independent Advisory Committee on Social Science (ACSS) met in London this week to discuss their working group projects and the future direction of social science at the Food Standards Agency (FSA). ...

Housing Committee to discuss funding & delivery of public housing

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow to discuss the funding and delivery of public housing under Rebuilding Ireland. ...

GPs concerned about being able to deliver patient care this winter

89% of GPs surveyed are concerned that their increased workload during the winter months will negatively affect their ability to deliver patient care. This figure is unsurprising given that 95% of GPs agreed that their workload increases over winter. The ...

GMC report echoes College findings on workload and stress in medicine

“GPs and our teams are working incredibly hard to ensure patients get the care they need, but this simply isn’t sustainable without a robust workforce or adequate resources- and as this report shows, many doctors across the NHS are moving away from frontl ...

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