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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 ...

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 crises 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. ...

Additional resources could help improve cancer screening uptake, says College

She said: "Evidence-based screening can be a vital tool in spotting early signs of certain cancers and in some cases, can have a very positive impact on survival rates. "Offering women more flexibility over access to cervical screening could pot ...

Proposed Organ Donation legislation to be discussed at Joint Committee on Health meeting

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health will consider proposed new organ donation legislation at a meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, 16 October in Leinster House, Committee Room 3 at 9am. ...

Climate Action Committee to discuss United Nations report on Climate Change

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, with representatives from four organisation due before the Committee across two separate sessions. ...

Choice Housing launches new scholarship programme with Ulster University

Choice Housing launches new scholarship programme with Ulster University ...

Guidance: Municipal waste incinerators emissions: impact on health

Documents relating to the possible links between emissions from municipal waste incinerators and effects on health. ...

Digital Health Promotion: A Critical Introduction

  Searching the internet for health information or using health apps on mobile devices has become part of our daily routine, yet can be just as disempowering as empowering. This engaging overview critically examines the theoretical underpinning of digital ...

Manual of Temporomandibular Disorders, 4th Edition

  Fully updated with the latest information in the field, this comprehensive book provides a practical guide to diagnosing and managing temporomandibular disorders in the dental practice. Written in an accessible, user-friendly style, it offers a simplifi ...

Digital Health Promotion: A Critical Introduction

  Searching the internet for health information or using health apps on mobile devices has become part of our daily routine, yet can be just as disempowering as empowering. This engaging overview critically examines the theoretical underpinning of digital ...

Gas Networks Ireland’s ‘Vision 2050’ to be discussed at Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Gas Networks Ireland’s ‘Vision 2050’ plan will be discussed at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 15 October in Leinster House, Committee Room 2 at 3pm. ...

Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government to meet with Chairman Designate of Residential Tenancies Board, resume scrutiny of Land Development Agency Bill 2019

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet with Mr Tom Dunne, Chairman Designate of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am in Committee Room 4, Leinster House. ...

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