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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 ...

Independent review on private care in public hospitals to be discussed at Oireachtas Health Committee

The Report of the Independent Review Group on Private Activity in Public Hospital will be discussed at the Joint Health Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, 23 October at Leinster House, Committee Room 3 at 9am. ...

Undergraduate teaching in general practice remains severely underfunded, says RCGP

She said: "It is unacceptable that despite our persistent calls for change and the desperate need for more family doctors, undergraduate general practice teaching continues to be severely under-resourced. ...

Economic Committee call on Govts to do more to Revitalise the High Streets and Local Business

The Economic Committee of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly has called on the UK and Irish Governments, and the devolved Governments in the UK, to be more proactive on addressing the multi-faceted problem of high street decline. ...

Official Statistics: Local Authority Health Profiles: 2019

A snapshot of health and wellbeing for the population of each local authority in England, using a range of charts and text. ...

Guidance: Diabetes variation in inpatient activity (VIA) tool

The VIA tool shows how inpatient activity for patients with diabetes differs from a similar patient population without diabetes. ...

Grant awarded to improve the health of people sleeping rough

Funding awarded to 6 projects to test models that improve access to health services for people with both mental ill health and drug and alcohol dependency needs. ...

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and Marine to hear update on plan for Harnessing Ireland’s Ocean Wealth

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and Marine will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3.30pm in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House to hear an update on Harnessing Ireland’s Ocean Wealth – An Integrated Marine Plan for Ireland. ...

Oireachtas Committee focuses on health status of Traveller community

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Key Issues Affecting the Traveller Community will focus on the health of Travellers, tomorrow, Tuesday 22 October at a meeting in Leinster House, Committee Room 1 at 11am. ...

Help develop new SCOPE modules and School

The World Obesity Federation and World Heart Federation have recently launched a collaboration on medical education across CVD and obesity, at the World Congress of Cardiology in Paris. As part of this project, a joint WHF-WOF SCOPE training programme foc ...

Guidance: Preventing serious violence: a multi-agency approach

A resource for local partners to help them take a public health approach and work together to prevent serious violence. ...

UK alcohol clinical guidelines development begins

Public Health England (PHE) is working to produce the first UK-wide clinical guidelines for alcohol treatment. ...

Research and analysis: Gambling-related harms: evidence review

Information about a review of the prevalence of gambling, its associated health harms and their economic and social burden. ...

Making Poverty a Priority

The Government will never effectively tackle the crisis of poverty if other crises are always given priority There are more than 750,000 people at-risk of poverty in Ireland and more than 320,000 of these people experience material deprivation. To my mind ...

Chair of Oireachtas Communications Committee welcomes return of Longwave radio service

The Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Hildegarde Naughton TD, has welcomed confirmation from RTÉ that the Longwave (LW) radio service will return, tomorrow, Friday, 18 October. ...

Official Statistics: Weekly all-cause mortality surveillance: 2019 to 2020

How the actual number and type of death registrations in England and Wales compare to predictions for each week. ...

Official Statistics: Weekly national flu reports: 2019 to 2020 season

National influenza reports, tracking seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses in the UK. ...

Appropriately-prescribed statins are safe and effective, says RCGP

She said: "Evidence has shown that statins are safe drugs and an effective preventative measure against heart conditions when prescribed and used appropriately. "Nevertheless, the College has previously voiced concern around lowering the thresho ...

Caution needed over commercially available genetic testing, says RCGP

She said: "Genomic sequencing data has huge potential to improve the care patients receive in the future – but we agree with the authors of this paper that at present, caution should certainly be advised by both healthcare professionals and the publi ...

Policy paper: Healthy ageing: consensus statement

This statement by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better sets out our shared vision for making England the best place in the world to grow old. ...

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