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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. ...

Detailed guide: Paraguay: migrant health guide

Culture, politics and history BBC News and The World Factbook provide background information on the ...

Survivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want?

Title: Survivorship care for postmenopausal breast cancer patients in Ireland: What do women want? Authors: Meade, Elizabeth; McIlfatrick, Sonja; Groarke, Ann Marie; Butler, Eimear Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify the concerns of postmenopau ...

Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 16 (2), May 2017

Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 16 (2), May 2017 Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health ...

Appointments to the Beaumont Hospital Board

On the nomination of Fingal County Council, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person to the Beaumont Hospital Board.  This appointment is from 9 April 2017 to 8 April 2020. Councillor Adrian Henchy Biography to follow T ...

Northern Ireland Substitute Prescribing Database Report 31 March 2016

Tue, 25/04/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Format:  A4 pdf, 22 pages Target group:  General public, health professionals This bulletin summarises information on individuals referred to the Northern Ireland Substitute Prescribing ...

WHO Director-General’s statement to high-level pledging event for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen

Nearly 19 million people in Yemen are in desperate need of assistance. This is a country that has been battered by conflict for more than two years. This is a country that, before the conflict intensified, was already extremely vulnerable following years o ...

North East Obesity Forum meeting 27th April – last chance to register!

Tackling the food swamp from a community, third sector and council approach Confirmed Speakers Community First West End- A group of local people that live, work or just have a passion for improving health and social issues in the West End of Newcastle. &q ...

Timely diagnosis of cancer is a priority for GPs says RCGP

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard Chair of the Royal College of GPs has responded to Cancer Research UK's study in the BJGP today on emergency cancer presentations. She said: “Early diagnosis of cancer leads to better health outcomes for our patients an ...

10000 Voices Regional Report Unscheduled care

Tue, 28/02/2017 Directorate:  Nursing Format:  PDF, A4, 63 pages Target group:  General public, health professionals The10,000 Voices’ initiative has been commissioned and funded by the Health and Social Care Board and the Public Health Agency, to introduc ...

Children with regular bedtimes 'less likely to become obese'

"Regular bedtimes make children less likely to be obese as adults," is the slightly misleading Mail Online headline. This follows a study looking at the link between household routines in early childhood and  obesity at age 11. Researchers analy ...

Minister McEntee launches Connecting for Life Mid-West

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Any steps GPs can take to help patients improve their brain health should be encouraged says RCGP

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, has responded to a study today on the mental health benefits of exercise for over-50s. She said: “Regular exercise, even relatively small amounts (each additional 10 minute bout has benefi ...

Diabetes and Carb Counting For Dummies

  Count your carbs — and count on managing your diabetes Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up all of your favorite foods. Carbs from healthy foods boost nutrition and supply essential fuel for your brain and body. Counting carbs is int ...

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Reported link between diet drinks and dementia and stroke is weak

2017 Could a diet drink a day increase your risk of dementia or a stroke?  ITV News, April 21 2017 ...

Cycling commuters have lower rates of heart disease and cancer

heart disease, says study. BBC News, April 20 2017 Cycling to work ‘could halve risk of cancer and heart ...

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