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Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach

MacDonald, T.H. Historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach offers an historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion, provides a number of essays on a diversity of issues, methods and ...

The functional outcome and recovery of patients admitted to an intensive care unit following drug overdose: a follow-up study.

Patients who have overdosed on drugs commonly present to emergency departments, with only the most severe cases requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Such patients typically survive hospitalisation. We studied their longer term functional outcome ...

Differentiated normalization and drug transitions among rural youth in Ireland.

Prevalence surveys in Ireland indicate an increased trend of youth drug use with rural areas reporting comparable drug availability and prevalence of use in urban settings (Currie, C., Nic Gabhainn, S., Godeau, E., Roberts, C., Smith, R., & Currie, D. ...

Effective services for substance misuse & homelessness in Scotland: The recommendations of the Advisory Group on Homelessness and Substance Misuse

The Group makes 12 recommendations for actions covering the two key themes of strategic and organisational responses, and service design and delivery. It calls for: * A joint strategic response at national level to be developed * A joint strategic respons ...

An evaluation of the inappropriate prescribing in older residents in long term care facilities in the greater Cork and Northern Ireland regions using the STOPP and Beers' criteria.

This work has highlighted a number of areas of prescribing concern, for example, the long term use of both benzodiazepines and hypnotics, in older residents residing in long term care facilities. Each of these individual areas should be further investigat ...

Putting a health inequalities focus on the Northern Ireland cardiovascular service framework

The PHA, supported by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) and other agencies and individuals, has completed a health impact assessment (HIA) on the Cardiovascular Service Framework (CVSFW) for Northern Ireland.The CVSFW is the first in a serie ...

For your heart's sake stop smoking

On World Heart Day, 29 September 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all smokers to stop smoking and reduce their risk of developing heart disease (cardiovascular disease- CVD) or suffering a stroke or a heart attack.Heart disease is one of the ...

WHO health topic: women's health.

Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in ...

HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme annual report 2010.

January 2010 saw the former Crisis Pregnancy Agencyâ?Ts integration into the Health Service Executive to become the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme. For most of 2010, the Programme was located in Children and Family Social Services Care Group in the Integr ...

Does income inequality cause health and social problems?

Key points â?¢ The literature shows general agreement about a correlation between income inequality and health/social problems. â?¢ There is less agreement about whether income inequality causes health and social problems independently of other factors, b ...

Rabies- it can be a fatal bite

Rabies is a preventable disease, but it kills up to 55,000 people each year. Therefore on World Rabies Day, 28 September 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) wants to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of seeking medical advice on whet ...

The burden of musculoskeletal conditions at the start of the new millennium.

World Health Organization Scientific Group All aspects of the global burden of musculoskeletal conditions A WHO Scientific Group on the Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions at the Start of the New Millennium met in Geneva from 13 to 15 January 2000. The m ...

Annual Report of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database Committee 2011

The objective of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) is to provide an overview of the specialised health and personal social service needs of people with a physical, sensory and/or speech and language disability. The report is ba ...

Issue 6: Measure of Activity and Participation (MAP): Activity, participation and assistive technology

This bulletin (1) examines the types of assistive technology (AT) used and required by people with a physical and/or sensory disability in Ireland, and (2) evaluates the relationships between AT use and levels of participation in areas of life activities, ...

Women and Smoking: Time to Face the Crisis

Irish Cancer Society Smoking cessation With almost one in three Irish women smoking, and one in two younger and more disadvantaged women addicted to tobacco, the Irish Cancer Society has called for action to tackle what the Society is calling a smoking ep ...

A remote access CT colonography training system

Luauté, Vincent; Diseases; Radiography, medical; Computed tomography colonography (CTC) is emerging as an alternative to conventional colonoscopy (CC). However CTC is not yet in widespread use due in part to the lack of suitably trained radiologists. We h ...

The role of a nurse-led vascular risk reduction clinic in diabetes care

Mac Mahon Tone, Jacqueline; Nursing; Background and Aims Type 2 diabetes is characterised by excess vascular morbidity and mortality. Intensive vascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes patients with microalbuminuria has been shown to significantly reduc ...

Investigation of molecular and cellular events associated with beta cell function and elucidation of extracellular RNAs as potential biomarker for diabetes

Rani, Sweta; Diseases; diabetes; Diabetes is a chronic disorder of glucose metabolism and a major cause of premature mortality. The potential use of replacement beta cells as therapy for diabetes requires an ability to culture such cells while maintaining ...

Development of taxane resistance in a panel of human lung cancer cell lines

Breen, Laura; Murphy, Lisa; Keenan, Joanne; Clynes, Martin; Cancer; lung cancer; drug resistance; taxol; taxotere; Using a selection process designed to reflect clinically relevant conditions, a panel of taxane-selected variants were developed to study fu ...

Automatic segmentation of skin cancer images using adaptive color clustering

Ilea, Dana E.; Whelan, Paul F.; Cancer; Image processing; skin cancer; image segmentation; adaptive-SKM; diffusion-based filtering; This paper presents the development of an adaptive image segmentation algorithm designed for the identification of the skin ...