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Breastfeeding on the Island of Ireland

10.14655/105129-107423 Purdy J. McAvoy H. Cotter N. The Institute of Public Health in Ireland Breastfeeding, Breast Milk, Baby, Income, Nationality This report presents a summary of strategies and current data on breastfeeding across the island of Ireland ...

A seminar on alcohol and pregnancy.

. Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force Alcohol consumption, Pregnancy Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force. (2017) A seminar on alcohol and pregnancy. In: Alcohol and pregnancy, 26 September, Connaght Hotel, Galway. The aim of this seminar was ...

HIV in Ireland 2017. Findings from the National HIV knowledge and attitudes survey 2017 and People living with HIV stigma survey 2017. Summary report.

This research contains data from two surveys; the first is the National HIV Attitudes and Knowledge Survey and the second is the People Living with HIV Stigma Survey. These two surveys present us with valuable insights into the views and attitudes of the ...

Tusla annual report 2016.

The Tusla â?" Child and Family Agency was first established on the 1st January 2014 as the dedicated State Agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. Tuslaâ?Ts remit includes a range of broad-based and targeted services, as ...

National Self-Harm Registry Ireland annual report 2016.

Although the 2016 self-harm rates show a slight increase from 2015, there seems to be a stabilisation in the rate of self-harm in recent years. It should be noted however that the 2016 self-harm rate is still 10% higher than the rate in 2007, the year bef ...

National Office for Suicide Prevention annual report 2016.

The National Office for Suicide Prevention, within the HSE Mental Health Division, continues to work to realise the vision of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide. Connecting for Life is the current national government strategy to reduce ...

Dublin Simon annual impact report 2016.

Dublin Simon Community provides accommodation and supportive services to individuals and couples over 18 years of age and families who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath, enabling them to rebuild their liv ...

Merchants Quay Ireland annual review 2016.

Merchants Quay Ireland is the largest non-profit drug service provider in Ireland, well established and with a proven track record in providing residential drug and alcohol treatment. A national voluntary organisation founded by the Franciscans in 1969, M ...

Dealing with synthetics: time to reframe the narrative.

Key Points: â?¢ Despite adjustments over its lifetime, the contemporary international drug control regime has had an historical emphasis in on â?~narcoticâ?T drugs, such as opium, heroin and cocaine, rather than on a range of synthetic substances. â?¢ Ass ...

Improving clinical responses to drug-related deaths. A summary of best practice and innovations from drug treatment providers.

. Collective Voice, NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance Drug treatment Collective Voice and the NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance (NHS SMPA) have worked together, with Public Health England's support, to produce a set of recommendations for pr ...

Changing patterns of substance misuse in adult prisons and service responses. A thematic review.

. HM Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales Drug treatment Drug misuse is a serious threat to the security of the prison system, the health of individual prisoners and the safety of prisoners and staff. Its effects ripple outwards to harm prisoners’ ...

Hepatitis B and you. What you need to know when you are newly diagnosed.

. Health Protection Surveillance Centre Health protection A selection of the following Hepatitis B leaflets are also available in other languages. Click here to view leaflets in French, Iri, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian and Russian. Research and E ...

Ireland Thinks poll on attitudes to alcohol consumption.

Poll commissioned by Alcohol Action Ireland. Conducted June 12th to June 16th 2017. Methodology: â?¢ Ireland Thinks interviewed a random sample of 1,300 adults aged 18+ by telephone between Monday 12th June and Friday 16th of June 2017. â?¢ A random digit ...

When parents take drugs.

This booklet is intended for use by anyone talking with young people about a parent or carerâ?Ts drug or alcohol use, to help them understand and come to terms with their situation. Professionals â?" such as teachers, youth workers and health workers ...

Euro Health Consumer Index 2016 report.

In spite of financial crisis-induced austerity measures, such as the much publicized restrictions on the increase of healthcare spend, European healthcare keeps producing better results. Survival rates of heart disease, stroke and cancer are all increasin ...

Cross border organised crime threat assessment 2016.

. An Garda Siochana, Police Service of Northern Ireland Crime An Garda Siochana, Police Service of Northern Ireland. (2016) Cross border organised crime threat assessment 2016. Dublin: Department of Justice and Department of Justice and Equality. Research ...

An Garda Síochá¡na annual policing plan 2017.

We have recently strengthened our ability to combat the threat of organised crime groups through the establishment of a consolidated Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) which will proactively target those involved in organised crime groups. We are com ...

Preventing drug related deaths.

Drug-related deaths in the UK are rising and are a major concern to councils and our health partners. Deaths have increased sharply over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began. Any death related to the misuse of drugs ...

Fentanyl. DrugWatch information sheet.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic and short-acting painkiller that is 50-100 times more potent than morphine, meaning that 1/10th of a gram of fentanyl is equivalent to between 5-10g of morphine. It was first synthesized by Dr. Paul Janssen in December 196 ...

Frequently asked questions on opioid agonist treatment for pharmaceutical opioid dependence: An evidence summary.

This evidence summary from Australia comes from a program of work that aimed to build the evidence base for the treatment of pharmaceutical opioid dependence, or dependence on opioid pain medications such as oxycodone, morphine and codeine. Many of the or ...

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