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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 ...

More targeted approach to health checks welcome, but method needs careful consideration, says RCGP

Professor Stokes-Lampard said: "The College has questioned the benefits of blanket health checks for everyone over a certain age for a long time- so a more targeted, evidence-based approach is certainly a positive step forward. "However, while t ...

New National Clinical Guidelines on Ovarian and Oesophageal Cancer Launched by Minister for Health Simon Harris

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Thursday) launched two new National Clinical Guidelines to help healthcare professionals with the diagnosis, staging and treatment of patients with oesophageal or oesophagogastric junction cancer and the diagnosi ...

Patients need to know where to turn when they're ill, says RCGP

Professor Stokes-Lampard said: "We understand our patients' frustrations when they cannot secure a GP appointment when they need one, and GPs and our teams share their concerns. "However, patients should only ever go to A&E in an emerge ...

Research shows disparities in children’s visual health between Northern Ireland and the Republic

Collaborative study shows children in the Republic of Ireland are four times more likely to suffer from amblyopia, more commonly known as a lazy eye, after the optimum treatment period than children in Northern Ireland. ...

Guidance: Sodium hypochlorite: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on sodium hypochlorite, a common bleaching agent, for use in responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Phosgene: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on phosgene (also known as carbonic dichloride, carbonyl chloride or chloroformyl chloride), for responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Hydrogen chloride: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on hydrogen chloride (also known as hydrochloric acid), for use in responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Mercury: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information about mercury, for use in responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): health effects and incident management

Information on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), for use in responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Chlorine: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on chlorine, for responding to chemical incidents. ...

Guidance: Diesel: health effects, incident management and toxicology

Information on diesel, for use in responding to chemical incidents. ...

Detailed guide: Slovakia: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients from Slovakia for healthcare practitioners. ...

Important for parents to understand antibiotics are not the answer to many common childhood illnesses, says RCGP

She said: "GPs are acutely aware of the potential dangers of prescribing of antibiotics when they are not absolutely necessary – and how this can contribute to growing resistance to these important drugs, which is a global concern. "This researc ...

Guidance: Local healthy workplace accreditation guidance

Information for local authorities and their partners who are planning to, or are in the process of, setting up a Local Workplace Health Accreditation Scheme. ...

Detailed guide: HIV: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners. ...

Detailed guide: Human trafficking: migrant health guide

Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients for healthcare practitioners. ...

Guidance: Public health apprenticeships: March 2019 workshop report

Report on a workshop held in March 2019 to discuss the level of employer demand for a level 3 apprenticeship standard. ...

Re-appointments to the National Haemophilia Council

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D. has re-appointed the following members to the National Haemophilia Council for a three year period commencing 25 October 2019. Dr. Ruth Gilmore ...

Department of Health Open Beds Report May 2019

   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.   Read the May ...

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