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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 ...

Carer’s Support Grant will be paid on Thursday

The Carer’s Support Grant for 2017 will be paid on Thursday 1 June. This grant is an annual payment to carers from the Department of Social Protection. Carers can use it in whatever way they choose. You can use it to pay for respite care if you wish, but ...

Research and analysis: Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2017

Reports for 2014 are available at Haemophilus influenzae: laboratory reports by age group and serotype 2014 For earlier reports, see the archive of older data. ...

Research and analysis: Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2017

For previous reports see: Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2016 Measles, mumps and rubella: laboratory confirmed cases in England 2015 ...

Correspondence: Vaccine update: issue 263, May 2017

The May edition of vaccine update contains details of: the Public Health England rabies team MenACWY coverage shingles vaccine coverage ordering restrictions for Infarix IPV Hib flu vaccination for children: resources for 2017 to 2018 new shingles eligibi ...

Fitness trackers' calorie measurements are prone to error

'poor at measuring calories burned'. BBC News, May 25 2017 Fitness trackers may be incorrectly ...

Research and analysis: Parvovirus B19 activity in England and Wales

Parvovirus B19 causes the common childhood illness, erythema infectiosum or fifth disease (also known as ‘slapped cheek’) which is generally a mild febrile illness. However, the infection can be more serious in patients with increased red blood cell turno ...

Appointments to the Occupational Therapists Registration Board

Following Election by Registrants, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following persons as members of the Occupational Therapists Registration Board.  These appointments are from 17 May 2017 to 13 February 2021. Mr. Jagdish Prasad ...

Minister Harris welcomes Resolution on Sepsis at World Health Assembly

Ireland is a co-sponsor of the resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis and management of sepsis Today (Friday May 26th) in Geneva, the 70th WHO World Health Assembly agreed a resolution, co-sponsored by Ireland, on improving the prevention, diag ...

Does meditation carry a risk of harmful side effects?

"Meditation can leave you feeling even more stressed," the Daily Mail reports. The claim is prompted by a study of 60 practitioners of Buddhist meditation in the US which found they'd had a range of "challenging or difficult" expe ...

Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 26 May 2017

World Health Assembly focused on implementation of the International Health Regulations, and improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. ...

Take care in the sun this weekend!

Published date:  Thu, 25/05/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Many people will be looking forward to the bank holiday this weekend [Monday 29 May] and with good weather expected the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus North ...

Minister McGrath opens new Day Service facility in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD today officially opened new day service facility “The Lodge” in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin as part of the Prosper Group. In opening the facility the Minister paid tribute to the philanthropy of the Reilly family who ...

Know your rights: Farm Assist means test

Question How is income from different sources assessed for Farm Assist? I do some contracting as well as farming and my spouse works part-time. We have two children. Answer (April 2017) The means test for Farm Assist takes into account virtually every typ ...

Expanding waistline linked to an increased risk of cancer

"A pot belly is a red flag for cancer," reports the Mail Online after a new study found an increase in waist circumference carries similar risks for developing cancer as raised body mass index (BMI). The study used data from several European stu ...

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