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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 ...

HRB Annual Report 2011

Annual report and accounts of the Health Research Board 2011. Health Research Board Annual report Annual report and accounts of the Health Research Board 2011. Information and documents obtained from this website are the copyright  of Health Research Boar ...

Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland: 2010 figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index

This update presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users, in the period 2004-2010. The figures in this update supersede all previously published ...

Examining Nutrition Surveillance on the island of Ireland

safefood Eating habits The food we eat is a key determinant of our health and the monitoring of nutritional status is an essential element of monitoring public health. On the island of Ireland (IOI) there has been a wealth of nutrition data collected cont ...

Measuring Food Poverty in Ireland

safefood Food poverty safe food has published a briefing document 'Measuring Food Poverty in Ireland - the indicator and its implications'. This briefing was based on research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection, as part of the D ...

An Assessment of the Microbiology of Hand Contact Surfaces in the Retail Environment

safefood Foodborne infections and gastrointestinal disease This study aimed to assess the microbiology of food and hand contact surfaces in the retail environment and the potential for these surfaces to act as vehicles for the spread of foodborne pathogen ...

Telephone Survey of Infectious Intestinal Disease in the Republic of Ireland

safefood Infectious intestinal disease Infectious intestinal disease is a disease of the digestive system caused by infectious agents. Most infectious intestinal disease (IID) is self-limiting, requiring no clinical intervention, but it causes a substanti ...

Weight Management in Primary Care

safefood Weight management The aim of this research was to explore the current attitudes and skills of primary care health professionals on the island of Ireland towards weight management with a view to supporting them in identifying, treating and managin ...

Hold the Gluten! Can coeliac consumers enjoy risk-free dining

safefood An awareness of the coeliac condition Can coeliac consumers enjoy risk-free dining? This project was designed to assess awareness of coeliac condition and to highlight the importance of providing gluten-free food. The survey was conducted in two ...

Infectious Intestinal Diseases on the Island of Ireland

safefood Foodborne infections and gastrointestinal disease It is increasingly recognised that the burden of infectious intestinal diseases (IID) in a population is an important indicator of food safety. This report has examined four bacterial infections t ...

Food Behaviours: Healthy Eating on the island of Ireland

safefood Understanding consumer behaviour In the past, safe food’s consumer focused reviews (CFRs) have focused on key food chains including chicken, finfish, fruit and vegetables, milk, beef and pork. The reviews aimed to address consumer concerns surrou ...

What's in that bun? Nutrition takeout series

safefood Takeaway food The beef burger is a common food on both the kitchen and restaurant table since the 1800s and is one of the most common choices on fast food menus. The main reason for this is because it is tasty, easily accessible, customisable, af ...

What's in your Chinese Takeaway?

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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 ...

Consumer Focused Review of Fruit and Vegetables

safefood Fruit and vegetable consumption This review provides an update on the fruit and vegetable review conducted in 2007. It collates and considers the information available – academic, regulatory, public health – on the health and food safety implicat ...

Effect of acute exercise on postprandial lipemia and biomarkers of endothelial dysfunction and inflammation in normal weight and overweight adolescents

MacEneaney, Owen; Exercise; Health; Sports sciences; exercise; adolescents; obesity; endothelium; postprandial; Elevated postprandial lipemia (PPL) is associated with impaired endothelial function, an increase in adhesion molecule expression and inflammat ...

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 ...

How employers can face up to and enforce high standards of health and safety

Byrne, Raymond; Management; health and safety; workplace; This paper outlines the high standard to which employers must aspire in order to achieve compliance with their statutory responsibilities under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 and t ...

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 ...