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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 ...

'Alarming’ figures on young people’s sexual health highlight need for better access to education

“Today’s findings are really alarming and highlight the genuine need for better access to good, sensible, sexual health education for everyone – including contraception and the potentially terrible impact of STIs- so we’re pleased that Public Health Engla ...

Transparency data: PHE government procurement card spend over £500: October 2017

These files show all purchases on Public Health England held government procurement cards (GPC) over £500 in October 2017. ...

Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: October 2017

Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in October 2017. ...

Press release: Campaign to protect young people from STIs by using condoms

Public Health England had launched ‘Protect against STIs’, a new campaign that aims to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among 16 to 24-year-olds through condom usage. The campaign is the first government sexual health campaign in ...

National Public Health Emergency Team on CPE held their seventh meeting today

The National Public Health Emergency Team on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) held their seventh meeting today, 14 December 2017. The agenda and discussions focused on the current situational analysis, the HSE’s actions to respond to patie ...

Minister Harris welcomes establishment of Independent Review Group examining the removal of private practice from public hospitals

Public consultation launched to hear the views of stakeholders The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (Thursday) welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the Independent Review Group to examine the removal of private practice from public acut ...

Weight Management before, during and after pregnancy – ASO Northern Ireland Regional Group Meeting, Wednesday 24th January.

This meeting will showcase the latest research and current public health interventions across Northern Ireland relating to obesity and weight management before, during and after pregnancy with an exciting programme of speakers drawn from academia, clinica ...

EAPN Ireland is recruiting a Policy and Communications Officer (Part-time)

The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Ireland is recruiting a Policy and Communications Officer – Part time (2.5 days per week). The successful candidate will be responsible to the Director for delivering EAPN Ireland’s policy and communications work a ...

Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year

Up to 650 000 deaths annually are associated with respiratory diseases from seasonal influenza, according to new estimates by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC), WHO and global health partners. ...

Prescription medication shouldn't always be seen as a bad thing, says RCGP

“Although these figures might seem shocking to fit and well people, high prescription rates shouldn’t always be seen as a bad thing. A lot can change in ten years, including advances in medical research and evolution of clinical guidelines- and this means ...

Minister Catherine Byrne welcomes the introduction of Physical Education as an Examinable Subject for the Leaving Certificate in September 2018

The Minister for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne, has welcomed the announcement by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar and the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton this week that Physical Education is to be introduced as an examinable subject for th ...

Committee on Mental Health Care to discuss the need for adequate funding and resources for a robust Primary Care service

The Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care will meet tomorrow at 10.00am in Committee Room 4, Leinster House. ...

New National Adult Safeguarding Policy to be developed for the health sector

A new National Adult Safeguarding Policy is to be developed for the health sector, after Government granted approval for the move yesterday. The safety and protection of vulnerable people is a key objective of Government and society. The Government’s deci ...

World Bank and WHO: Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses

World Bank and WHO: Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses ...

Appointment to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

Following their Election, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed/reappointed the following persons as members of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).  These appointments are from 6 December 2017 to 14 February 2022. Eileen K ...

College welcomes plans for enhanced GP training outlined in ‘timely’ Health Education England workforce strategy published today

"We are encouraged to see the emphasis on general practice, particularly the proposals for enhanced GP specialty training to include a fourth year focused in the general practice setting. This is something that the College has long been campaigning f ...

Guidance: Public Health England: approach to surveillance

Surveillance ensures that PHE has the right information available at the right time to inform public health decisions and actions. This guide focuses on the need for high quality evidence from our surveillance systems and sets out how strategies can be de ...

Infrared Thermal Imaging: Fundamentals, Research and Applications, 2nd Edition

  This new up-to-date edition of the successful handbook and ready reference retains the proven concept of the first, covering basic and advanced methods and applications in infrared imaging from two leading expert authors in the field. All chapters have ...

Inflammation: From Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms to the Clinic, 4 Volume Set

  The leading reference on this topic of increasing medical relevance is unique in offering unparalleled coverage. The editors are among the most respected researchers in inflammation worldwide and here have put together a prestigious team of contributors ...

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