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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 ...

Greater access to diagnostic tools in the community needed to further improve appropriate cancer referral, says RCGP

"Despite this, GPs are doing a very good job of diagnosing cancers generally and it's credit to our colleagues’ hard work and vigilance that 75% of patients found to have cancer are referred after only one or two consultations, and that since 20 ...

Food and You wave five survey report published

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has today published the findings for wave five of the Food and You survey. ...

Official Statistics: Health visitor service delivery metrics: 2018 to 2019

Quarterly and annual datasets and commentary for local authority health visits to pregnant women, children and their families during pregnancy and early childhood. ...

Press release: PHE offers support to UK vaccine heroes

Survey highlights that healthcare professionals remain the most trusted source of information while social media ranks bottom of the table. ...

New cancer referral figures are 'testament to the hard work and dedication of GPs and their teams', says College

Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "This is excellent news ...

Corporate report: PHE Board meeting papers: April 2019

The agenda and papers available for the Public Health England (PHE) Board meeting of 24 April 2019. ...

Taoiseach and Minister for Health confirm introduction of PrEP programme in 2019

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD today (Tuesday) welcomed the publication of a draft report by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) on the introduction of a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) programme aimed a ...

Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, 3rd Edition

  A quick, easy-to-consult source of practical overviews on wide-ranging issues of concern for those responsible for the health and safety of workers   ...

Hendee's Physics of Medical Imaging, 5th Edition

  An up-to-date edition of the authoritative text on the physics of medical imaging, written in an accessible format The extensively revised fifth edition of Hendee's Medical Imaging Physics, offers a guide to the principles, technologies, and proced ...

Pharmacotherapeutics for Veterinary Dispensing

  Delivers the foundational and practical knowledge required for pharmacists to become an integral part of the veterinary health care team, improving therapeutic outcome while preventing serious adverse drug reactions in veterinary patients Pharmacotherap ...

How the Immune System Works, 6th Edition

  How the Immune System Works  has helped thousands of students understand what's in their hefty immunology textbooks. In this book, Dr. Sompayrac cuts through the jargon and details to reveal, in simple language, the essence of this complex subject: ...

Bone Marrow Pathology, 5th Edition

  Bone Marrow Pathology has been extensively revised to reflect the significant advances which have occurred in the application of cytogenetics and in particular, molecular genetics in the diagnosis, classification and understanding of haematological diso ...

ABC of Autism

  ABC of Autism  provides clinicians and medical students with a succinct, evidence-based overview of the symptoms, evaluation, treatment, and management of autism in both daily practice and for ongoing patient support plans. This accessible and informati ...

Dental Reception and Supervisory Management, 2nd Edition

  Dental Reception and Practice Management 2ndEdition is the dental office administrator’s essential companion to all aspects of reception work and supervisory practice management duties. The book covers vital interpersonal skills and the important aspect ...

Warlow's Stroke: Practical Management, 4th Edition

  A practical textbook, based on a problem-oriented workflow, that will improve patients' likelihood of full recovery from stroke and prevent future strokes from occurring Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and is in the top five causes ...

Research and analysis: Teenage mothers and young fathers: support framework

This framework helps local healthcare commissioners and service providers review support arrangements for young parents in their area. ...

College Chair defends GPs over cervical screening accusations

The full version is below. Dear Sir, Blaming GPs for the recent drop in take-up of smear tests – and, worse still, for the unnecessary and untimely deaths of women – is grossly unfair, and blatant scaremongering that will only serve to deter yet more wome ...

Department of Health Open Beds Report

The Open Beds Report provides a summary of the average numbers of open inpatient beds and day beds/places in the acute hospital system based on data provided by the HSE. The report will be published on the Department website each month. Open Beds Report – ...

RCGP withdraws Sultan of Brunei honour

An extraordinary meeting of the College's Trustee Board voted unanimously to withdraw the 'Companion of the College' honour awarded in 2013. The decision also includes the removal of the word 'Brunei' from the name of the auditori ...

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