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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 ...

Tackling Fuel Poverty can Improve Health, but needs Resources

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, respiratory illness and mental health. Peopl ...

"Healthwise" Physical Activity Referral Initiative

Department of Public Health Medicine, Eastern Health & Social Services Board & The Physical Activity Coordination Group A referral programme of guidance and physical activity for patients with suffering health risks The Eastern Board along with it ...

Little Doves Community Playgroup

Little Doves Community Playgroup Pre-school care and education programme Little Doves provides care and education for pre-school children and their parents in the West Winds estate under a voluntary management committee. Recent achievements- funding for O ...

The H.E.A.R.T. Project

The H.E.A.R.T. Project Programme to promote healthy living The H.E.A.R.T Project was developed in response to the health inequalities evident within the area of the Falls Ward. Funding was secured through The Big Lottery (formerly the New Opportunities Fu ...

Making the Link Between Obesity and wellbeing

10.14655/6744-3765 Snowden, L., Director, Inukshuk Briefing paper on obesity and its relation to wellbeing Making the links between Obesity & Well-being. A briefing paper developed for Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) North West. The paper ...

Body Image in the Balance

Devlin, M.J and Zhu, A.J. Body image, Body size This article explores how distress over body image can impact on mental health, both emotionally and psychologically. It also looks at the issue of gender and body image. While body image distress is on the ...

Treating Childhood Obesity: Family Background Variables and the Child's Success in a Weight-Control Intervention

Pott, W A research paper analyzing success predictors of a family-based intervention program for children and adolescents. This study analyzes whether caregiver and family characteristics predict success in a family-based lifestyle intervention program fo ...

WHO Childhood Growth Surveillance Initiative

National Nutrition and Surveillance Centre Guidelines for the collation of data on childhood obesity The growing problem of obesity in children is not unique to Ireland and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently issued recommendations and guidel ...

A Countryside for Health and Wellbeing: The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Green Exercise

Countryside Recreation Network A research paper on physical exercise and green spaces in urban settings In the UK, more than 80% of people live in urban areas (Defra, 2004), though the greater growth is now in rural areas. Urban settings by definition hav ...

Health and Lifestyle Survey for Northern Ireland (2002)

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, LIFESTYLE, SMOKING In 2002, the Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland (HPA) conducted a Health and Lifestyle Survey of adults in Northern Ireland (HALS). The aim of the ...

Obesity and central obesity as risk factors for incident dementia and its subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

10.14655/415-3974 Beydoun, M.A., Beydoun, H.A. and Wang, Y. Obeslity, Dementia While dementia affects 6-10% of persons 65 years or older, industrialized countries have witnessed an alarming rise in obesity. However, obesity's influence on dementia re ...

Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health (CEBMH)

CEBMH DECISION MAKING, EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE, MEDICAL TREATMENT, MENTAL HEALTH The Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health (CEBMH) was established by Professor John Geddes, in Oxford, as a part of a national network of Centres for Evidence-Based Health ...

AMH New Horizons Belfast

10.14655/6755-4353 Community Development Health Network Project providing guidance on health and wellbeing and lifestyle choices This project focuses on individuals learning more about their health and wellbeing and developing action plans that they will ...

AMH New Horizons, Fermanagh

10.14655/6755-4354 Community Development Health Network LIFESTYLE, MENTAL HEALTH This is their 3rd BCPP project and is a Level 3. Previous projects highlighted the complex health issues facing those with significant mental health problems. From their succ ...

Colin Surestart Breast Feeding Group

Colin Neighbourhood Sure Start Project Promoting the benefits of breastfeeding Parent Group Meeting which highlights the benefits of breast feeding to parents, families and future parents. Community of Interest:- Longer and Healthier Lives- Healthier Choi ...

Interventions for improving communication with children and adolescents about their cancer

Ranmal, R., Prictor, M. and Scott, J. T. CANCER, COMMUNICATION, YOUNG PEOPLE Communication with children and adolescents with cancer about their disease and treatment and the implications of these is an important aspect of good quality care. It is often p ...

Interventions for preventing eating disorders in children and adolescents

Pratt1, B. M. and Woolfenden, S. Eating disorder, Young people, Mental health Eating disorders represent an extremely difficult, time-consuming and costly condition to treat. Being young, female, and dieting are some of the few identified risk factors tha ...

Interventions to enhance return-to-work for cancer patients

de Boer1, A., Taskila, T., Tamminga, S. J., Frings-Dresen4, M., Feuerstein, M. and Verbeek, J. H. Return-to-work, Work retention, Cancer patients With the sustained improvements in strategies to detect cancer early and treat it effectively, the number of ...

Interventions to improve occupational health in depressed people

Nieuwenhuijsen, K., Bültmann, U., Neumeyer-Gromen3, A., Verhoeven1, A. C., Verbeek, J. H. and Feltz-Cornelis, C. M. DEPRESSION, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, SICKNESS ABSENCE Work disability such as sickness absence is common in people with depression. ...

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