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Comparison of general obesity and measures of body fat distribution in older adults in relation to cancer risk: meta-analysis of individual participant data of seven prospective cohorts in Europe

We evaluated the associations of anthropometric indicators of general obesity (body mass index, BMI), an established risk factor of various cancer, and body fat distribution (waist circumference, WC; hip circumference, HC; and waist-to-hip ratio, WHR), wh ...

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 ...

Quit Kit Wallet Card

The Quit Kit promotional materials were developed as part of the smoking cessation campaign which highlights the range of support available and reinforces the message that quitting is achievable with the right support and motivation. Support highlighted i ...

Results From Ireland North and South's 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Harrington D.M. Murphy M. Carlin A. Coppinger T. Donnelly A. Dowd K.P. Teresa Keating T. Niamh Murphy N. Murtagh E. O’Brien W. Wood C., and Belton S. Sedentary, Sport, School, Transport, Play Background: Physical activity (PA) is a key performance indicat ...

New psychoactive substances prevalence in samples tested in the NDTC laboratory 2010-2015.

. Sinead McNamara, Siobhan Stokes, A Shine, Ross Kilduff, Paul O'Byrne Psychoactive substances prevalence McNamara, Sinead and Stokes, Siobhan and Shine, A and Kilduff, Ross and O'Byrne, Paul (2015) New psychoactive substances prevalence in sampl ...

Dementia campaign posters

These posters support the Dementia public information campaign.  Public Health Agency Mental Wellbeing These posters support the Dementia public information campaign.  Mental Health Research and Evaluation Other Outputs http://www.publichealthagency.org/n ...

Cook, cut and walk- top tips for Obesity Awareness Week

This Obesity Awareness Week (9-15 January) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to try to cook healthier recipes, cut out snacks and get a bit more active. Caroline Bloomfield, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Senior Manager at th ...

Over 70? (Breast screening)

This poster provides encourages breast screening and breast awareness to women over 70. Although women over 70 are not routinely invited for breast screening, they are encouraged to call the local unit to request breast screening every three years. Public ...

The association of cold weather and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the island of Ireland between 1984 and 2007

Zeka A, Browne S, Goodman P, McAvoy, H. Weather, Cold Weather, Temperature, Mortality Risk This study aimed to assess the relationship between cold temperature and daily mortality in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI), and to explore ...

The availability and price of food in rural Northern Ireland

10.14655/11971-1058474 Kevin P. Balanda, Niamh Shortt, Orla Walsh, Jorun Rugkasa Food, Rural Area, Remote Area, Cost of Living Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

The Brisbane Home Safety Survey and its Role in the Queensland Pool Safety Campaign: Domestic Swimming Pool Fencing Characteristics, Compliance and Attitudes

Balanda KP, Spinks D, Ring I, Pitt WR, et al Home Safety, Swimming Pool, Fencing Article   in   Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 1(2):37-42  · January 1991 Research and Eva ...

The Development of a School-based Teaching Resource Package for Adolescent Skin Cancer Prevention

Balanda KP, Gillespie AM, Lowe JB, et al Skin Protection, Skin Lesion, Skin Cancer, Sun Screen, Education Article   in   Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 8(2):151-156  · Ja ...

The Effect of Multiple Chronic Conditions on Self-Rated Health, Disability and Quality of Life Among the Older Populations of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

10.14655/11971-1058471 Mark Hanly, Olga McDaid, Kathryn Richardson, George Savva Self-rated health, Disability, Disabled People, Quality of Life Article   in   Irish Journal of Medical Science 181:S273-S273  · September 2012 Chronic Conditions Conditions ...

The effect of multiple chronic conditions on self-rated health, disability and quality of life among the older populations of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: A comparison of two nationally representative cross-sectional surveys

Olga McDaid, Mark J Hanly, Kathryn Richardson, George M Savva Multimorbidity, Older People, Disability, Quality of Life Multimorbidity is common in the older population, but the impact of combinations of chronic conditions on disability and quality of lif ...

The influence of socio‐economic status on salt consumption in Northern Ireland

Joanna Purdy, Gillian Armstrong, Heather McIlveen Salt Intake, Low Salt, Hypertension, Processed Foods The long-established association between high salt consumption and hypertension has led to calls for a reduction in salt intake. There is particular con ...

The needs of cancer patients and their families from rural and remote areas of Queensland

Alexandra M Clavarino, John B Lowe, Sue-Ann Carmont, Kevin Balanda Cancer Treatment, Patient, Rural Area, Remote Area This study examines the impact of travelling for treatment on cancer patients and their families. Twenty-eight consecutive cancer patient ...

The needs of families when a patient travels for cancer care

Balanda KP, Clavarino AM, Lowe JB, Carmont S Patient, Travel, Healthcare Article   in   Australian Journal of Rural Health 10(4):188-195  · January 2002 Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

The Relationship between Australian Students' Perceptions of Parental Behavior, School Politics, and Sun Protection Behaviors

Kevin Peter Balanda, Fischer KJ, Lowe JB, Stanton WR Student, Sun Screen, Sun Protection Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

Three scaling methods for consumer rating of salt intensity

JOANNA M.A. PURDY, GILLIAN A. ARMSTRONG, HEATHER McILVEEN Salt, Concentration, Sampling This study aimed to identify a scaling technique, which would offer the greatest degree of discrimination and accuracy in an evaluation of soup samples, varying in sal ...

Toddler drownings in domestic swimming pools in Queensland since uniform fencing requirements

W R Pitt, K P Balanda Drowning, Swimming, Safety, Child health Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Article   in   The Medical journal of Australia 169(10):557-8  · December 1998 Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...