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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. ...

Prospect of losing new GPs so early in their careers could be disastrous the for NHS says RCGP

She said: "This research is confirming findings that have emerged elsewhere and is incredibly concerning – for the future of general practice, the wider NHS, and the care we’re able to deliver to our patients. “We really do need all the family doctors ...

Minister Simon Harris encourages submissions to autism services review

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, today (Thursday) encouraged people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents and clinicians to make submissions to a review the HSE is undertaking of the supports and services available for ASD. ...

Appointments to the Children’s Hospital Group Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has re-appointed the following persons as members of the Children’s hospital Group Board. These re-appointments are from 31 July 2017 to 31 July 2020. ...

'Alternative cancer therapies' may increase your risk of death

"Cancer patients who use alternative medicine more than twice as likely to die," is the stark message from The Independent. Researchers found that people who chose alternative medicine instead of conventional cancer treatments were much less lik ...

Lidl Ireland recalls three Vemondo products because they contain undeclared allergens

Lidl Ireland has recalled three Vemondo products because they contain undeclared allergens. This means the products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to celery or mustard; an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents; and/or a ...

Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry: Textbook and Solutions

  The textbook "Fundamentals of Ionizing Radition Dosimetry" bundled with the workbook containing solutions to the exercises is the perfect pair for anyone seriously interested in radiation dosimetry. Read More... ...

'Fat but fit' people may still be at risk of heart disease

a myth, researchers say. ITV News, August 15 2017 'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease. BBC ...

Important for GPs to be aware of up to date clinical guidelines around physical activity, says RCGP

She said: "GPs want our patients to live long and healthy lives, but without regular physical activity patients are putting themselves at risk of life-threatening diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer – all of which will ha ...

Changes in duration of courses of antibiotics are options for further exploration, says RCGP

She said: "Growing resistance to antibiotics is a serious threat to the long-term health of our patients across the country, and worldwide. "In the UK, GPs and other prescribers are always looking for ways to reduce patients' use of antibio ...

Director-General leads WHO delegation to the Belt and Road Forum for Health Cooperation

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will lead WHO’s delegation to the Belt and Road High Level Meeting for Health Cooperation: Towards a Health Silk Road to be held in Beijing, 18–19 August 2017, as part of his first official visit to the Peopl ...

Opportunity knocks for talented health researchers and professionals

The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers who have demonstrated real ...

€8.3 million to support up and coming health researchers

The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers who have demonstrated real ...

Opportunity knocks for talented health researchers and professionals

The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers who have demonstrated real ...

Neurobiological Basis of Migraine

  Published with the New York Academy of Sciences A timely, broad-ranging exploration of the neurobiological basis and molecular mechanisms of migraines Migraines impact the lives of a significant portion of the world's population, afflicting suffere ...

Tesco recalls a batch of its Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because of undeclared egg

Tesco is recalling a batch of its Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because it contains egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg. ...

Reports that antibacterials in pregnancy are 'harmful' unfounded

"Warning to pregnant women, don't use antibacterial soap! Chemicals in the products can make children fat and disrupt their development," is the alarming, yet entirely unsupported, headline from the Mail Online. US researchers wanted to see ...

Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen

The total number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen this year hit the half a million mark on Sunday, and nearly 2000 people have died since the outbreak began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The overall caseload nationwide has declined since early ...

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