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State of the Environment Report

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Overall assessment of Ireland’s environment This fourth State of the Environment report evaluates the state of the environment across a number of themes including, climate change, water quality, air quality and emissi ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty and Impacts on Human Health: A Review of Recent Evidence.

Liddell, C., University of Ulster Health impacts of fuel poverty The health impacts of tackling fuel poverty were reviewed, drawing primarily on recently published studies from the UK, North America, and New Zealand. Although physical health effects on ad ...

The Distributional Implications of a Carbon Tax in Ireland

Callan, T., Lyons, S., Scott, S., Tol, R. The effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Republic of Ireland The ESRI studies the effects of carbon tax and revenue recycling across the income distribution in the Repu ...

The Dynamics of Bad Housing

Barnes, M., et al The impact of bad housing on the living standards of children Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and ...

The Raised Incidence of Winter Deaths: Occasional Paper No. 7

Bowie, N., & Jackson, G. Seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels This short paper presents selected information, mainly in graphical form, that illustrates seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels. In particular it focuses on measures ...

Understanding Electricity and Gas Prices in Ireland

Howley, M. and Ó Gallachóir, B. The first cycle of electricity and gas price data, July- December 2007 The report draws on the results of a new EU methodology for gathering energy price data that came into effect on January 1st, 2008. The focus of the rep ...

Unhealthy Consequences: Energy Costs and Child Health

10.14655/6744-3570 JoHanna Flacks, Child Health Impact Working Group (CHIWG) A Child Health Impact Assessment of energy costs and the low income home energy assistance program. Substantial and compelling medical and public health evidence indicated that n ...

Warm Front, Better Health: Health Impact Evaluation of the Warm Front Scheme

10.14655/6744-3571 Green, G., & Gilbertson, J. UK Government's main tool for tackling fuel poverty in England via grants to improve home energy efficiency About 4 million households in the UK cannot adequately heat their homes in winter due to lo ...

Wealthier and Healthier: The Recent Decline in Irish Mortality Rates

Walsh, B., University College Dublin Trends in Mortality and Morbidity in Ireland This was a paper presented at The Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Symposium: Recent Trends in Mortality and Morbidity in Ireland looking at the trend in ...

Continuous Household Survey, Northern Ireland

Central Survey Unit, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, CONTRACEPTION, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, HOUSEHOLDS, HOUSING STANDARDS, INCOME, SELF RATED HEALTH, SMOKING The Continuous Household Survey (CHS) began in 1983 a ...

Family Resources Survey (FRS)

Department for Work and Pensions, United Kingdom EMPLOYMENT, FINANCE, INCOME, MONITORING The Family Resources Survey is a continuous annual survey that collects information on the incomes and circumstances of private households in the United Kingdom (or G ...

New Horizons

New Horizons includes strong elements of and modules on horticulture, nutrition and cookery skills. The project is based in an outdoor pursuits centre in Drumshanbo Co. Leitrim and the participants are young people who have left school early or who are at ...

Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data

Background Thrombocytosis (raised platelet count) is an emerging risk marker of cancer, but the association has not been fully explored in a primary care context. Aim To examine the incidence of cancer in a cohort of patients with thrombocytosis, to deter ...

Design and preliminary analysis of a vaginal inserter for speculum-free cervical cancer screening

Objective Cervical cancer screening usually requires use of a speculum to provide a clear view of the cervix. The speculum is one potential barrier to screening due to fear of pain, discomfort and embarrassment. The aim of this paper is to present and dem ...

Cumulative risk of breast cancer screening outcomes according to the presence of previous benign breast disease and family history of breast cancer: supporting personalised screening

Background: Our aim was to assess the cumulative risk of false-positive screening results, screen-detected cancer, and interval breast cancer in mammography screening among women with and without a previous benign breast disease and a family history of br ...

Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data

Background Thrombocytosis (raised platelet count) is an emerging risk marker of cancer, but the association has not been fully explored in a primary care context. Aim To examine the incidence of cancer in a cohort of patients with thrombocytosis, to deter ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty can Improve Health, but needs Resources

Publish to PHW Public to Repository 10.14655/20040001 The Institute of Public Health in Ireland Fuel Poverty, Heart disease, Respiratory disease, Mental Health Fuel poverty is a significant threat to public health with its links to heart disease, respirat ...