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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. ...

Opening Statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at the Joint Committee on Health, 22nd February 2017

**Check Against Delivery** Chairman, Committee Members I am pleased to have this opportunity to appear before you once again. I am joined today by my Ministerial colleagues: Finian McGrath, Minister of State with special responsibility for Disabilities,   ...

ASO Midlands regional group & EMBMI meeting announcement

This is a joint meeting of the East Midlands Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (EMBMI) and the Association for Study of Obesity (ASO) Midlands ​Regional Group. The symposium has a number of nationally renowned speakers who are all recognised experts in th ...

Corporate report: PHE Board meeting papers: February 2017

The agenda and papers available for the Public Health England Board meeting of 22 February 2017. ...

National Statistics: Cancer registration statistics, England: First release, 2015

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from any political influence. ...

Social Protection Committee to discuss MABS restructuring

Restructuring management and governance of the Money Advice & Budgeting Service (MABS) will be on the agenda of the Committee on Social Protection tomorrow, Thursday, 23 February 2017. ...

Long-term daily drinking linked to stiffening of the arteries in men

"Men who drink more than a pint a day over several years are at greater risk of heart attack or stroke," The Sun reports. A UK study found men who consistently drank more than the recommended limits had signs of stiffening of the arteries, which ...

Minister Simon Harris and HSE Director Tony O’Brien to give quarterly update to the Oireachtas Health Committee

21 February 2017 ...

Petitions on fishing legislation and a tobacco-free ireland among those to be considered by Committee

The Joint Committee on Public Petitions will meet tomorrow to consider a number of public petitions received. ...

Revocation of Food Standards (Ice-Cream) Regulations 1952

The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, proposes to revoke the Food Standards (Ice-Cream) Regulations 1952 (S.I. No. 227 of 1952). The 1952 Regulations set compositional requirements for ice-cream, and specifically its minim ...

Speech by Minister Catherine Byrne at the Launch of Monaghan Drugs and Alcohol Strategy 2017-2021

  Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen.   I am delighted to be here with you this morning in the Iontas Centre, Castleblayney to launch the Monaghan Drugs and Alcohol Strategy 2017-2021.   Firstly, I would like to thank Bernie Bradley, Social Inclusion Devel ...

Worrying about work out-of-hours 'may be bad for the heart'

"Taking work home can be deadly," the Daily Mail warns. A small study of London-based office workers found those who reported being frequently troubled by work-related issues had patterns of heart activity associated with stress and anxiety. Res ...

Housing Committee to examine Strategy for Rental Sector

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government will meet tomorrow to discuss the Strategy for the Rental Sector. ...

Setting the record straight on meat inspection

Recent media reports of contaminated meat do not give the complete picture on the condition of meat entering the food chain, or on the work done by the FSA to ensure that the meat we eat is safe. ...

Education Committee to discuss positive mental health in schools

20 February 2017 ...

Countdown underway to No Smoking Day 2017

Published date:  Wed, 08/02/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement It is just less than one month until No Smoking Day on Wednesday March 8 with thousands of smokers across Northern Ireland today being urged to stub out their cigarettes ...

Guidance: Mycobacterium chimaera infections: guidance for secondary care

This guidance for healthcare professionals in secondary care includes advice on: recognising and diagnosing cases of M. chimaera infection accessing expert advice on diagnosis and treatment reporting cases of mycobacterial infection ...

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