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Students drinking habits make campus unsafe.

Despite a precedence having been set over the past few years, no extraordinary measures seem to have been taken to ensure that students toed the curb at bus stops in UCD on Monday 17th â?" the first day of term. What was described as anti-social beha ...

Pathways Linking Positive Emotion and Health in Later Life

Numerous changes in physiological functioning accompany the aging process. Gradual declines in fundamental aspects of the neuroendocrine, cardiovascular, and immune systems contribute to increased risks for morbidity and mortality. Importantly, alteration ...

A Good News Story about Irish Health Care

 Life expectancy for older people in Ireland has been increasing steadily since the 1980s. Despite this, Irish life expectancies for the over 65s lagged seriously behind the EU average as recently as the mid 1990s. But Irish death rates for the over 65s d ...

Independent and Combined Effects of Calcium-Vitamin D3 and Exercise on Bone Structure and Strength in Older Men: An 18-Month Fac

Context: Exercise and calcium-vitamin D are independently recognized as important strategies to prevent osteoporosis, but their combined effects on bone strength and its determinants remain uncertain.Objective: To assess whether calcium-vitamin D3 fortifi ...

Metabolic syndrome linked to memory loss in older people

Report: Older people with larger waistlines, high blood pressure and other risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome may be at a higher risk for memory loss, according to a study published in the February 2, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical ...

Factors associated with reaching 90 years of age: a study of men born in 1913 in Gothenburg, Sweden

 Abstract. Wilhelmsen L, Sv rdsudd K, Eriksson H, Rosengren A, Hansson P-O, Welin C, Odén A, Welin L (Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg; Uppsala University, Uppsala; Chalmers University of Technology, Got ...

Dietary Fiber Intake and Mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study

 Report: Background  Dietary fiber has been hypothesized to lowerthe risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.However, little is known of the effect of dietary fiber intakeon total death and cause-specific deaths. Methods  We examined di ...

Hearing Loss and Incident Dementia

 Objective  To determine whether hearing loss is associatedwith incident all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease (AD). Design  Prospective study of 639 individuals who underwentaudiometric testing and were dementia free in 1990 to 1994.Hearing loss was d ...

Osteoporosis Medication and Reduced Mortality Risk in Elderly Women and Men

Context: Osteoporotic fractures are associated with premature mortality. Antiresorptive treatment reduces refracture but mortality reduction is unclear. Objective: The objective of the study was to examine the effect of osteoporosis treatment [bisphosphon ...

Linking Nutrition, Maturation and Aging: From Thrifty Genes to the Spendthrift Phenotype

INTRODUCTIONNearly 50 years ago geneticist James Neel famously proposed that "thrifty genes" were important contributors to the rising prevalence of diabetes [1]. Such genes promote efficient use and conservation of food energy, he theorized, an ...

A silver opportunity? Rising longevity and its implications for business

A silver opportunity? Rising longevity and its implications for business is an Economist IntelligenceUnit report, sponsored by AXA. It looks at the risks and opportunities faced by businesses asthey start to grapple with changing demographics, both in ter ...

Ageing, Health and Innovation in OECD Countries

The OECD recently published a background paper on innovative policy reforms to facilitate active and healthy ageing in OECD countries. The paper looks at a number of innovative policy reforms in different OECD countries including health checks for the ove ...

SCOPE

International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) Obesity education and management SCOPE stands for the Specialist Certification in Obesity Professional Education. SCOPE is IASO's official obesity education programme, designed for all health ...

Minister addresses first all-island alcohol conference.

Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health and Minister of State Róisín Shortall today (26th January, 2012) attended the first all-island conference on the issue of alcohol abuse held in Armagh. The conference was jointly opened by both Ministers for Health, ...

Improving Equity in Health by Addressing Social Determinants

The Commission on Social Determinants of Health knowledge Networks, Lee, J. H. and Sadana, R. Health equity This recently published book highlights actions to improve health equity based on findings from the nine global Knowledge Networks that were establ ...

Weber Shandwick

Sector: Economic Development Address: 425 Holywood Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT4 2GU Phone: +44 (0)28 9076 1007 Email: Border Ireland Economic Development Sector: Economic Development Address: 425 Holywood Road, Belfast, Antrim, BT4 2GU Phone: +44 (0)28 9076 ...

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 ...

Pregabalin monotherapy for epilepsy

Zhou, Q., Zheng, J., Yu, L. and Jia, X. To determine the efficacy and tolerability of pregabalin in people with epilepsy A number of people continue to have seizures and many experience adverse effects, despite current antiepileptic treatments. As a resul ...

Prophylactic antibiotics to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections after urodynamic studies

Foon, R., Toozs-Hoson, P. and Latthe, P. To assess the effectiveness and safety of administering prophylactic antibiotics in reducing the risk of urinary tract infections after urodynamic studies. The hypothesis was that administering prophylactic antibio ...

Safety of regular formoterol or salmeterol in children with asthma: an overview of Cochrane reviews

Cates, C.J., et al To assess the safety of regular formoterol or salmeterol, either as monotherapy or as combination therapy, in children with asthma Asthma is a common condition that affects the airways, the small tubes that carry air in and out of the l ...