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#NotSorryMums: New campaign urges mums to be proud of breastfeeding

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a new campaign highlighting the health benefits of breastfeeding and supporting mums to feel more comfortable breastfeeding in public. Northern Ireland has the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the UK, so the #No ...

'Age of Change' Conference

Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum, in partnership with the Later Years Group of the Western Investing for Health Partnership and the Public Health Agency (PHA), hosted 'The Age of Change' Conference in the City Hotel, Derry~Londonderry as part ...

'Almost any illegal drug available online'

. Ann Cahill. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/25191 Public 12 February 2016 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1455288008 25191 No ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ...

'Ambulance for drinkers' plan put on hold.

A PLAN for a night pub ambulance has been put on hold after it fell out of favour with local vintners. The night medics scheme had been due to launch last September in Galway. The private venture was to operate between 9pm and 4am, seven days a week, fund ...

'Are you willing to say goodbye to everyone and everything just for one night of fun?'- mother of tragic Ana (18).

The mother of a Dublin teenager who died after taking what is suspected to have been ecstasy at a city nightclub this summer, has warned other young people who are tempted to take the drug to think twice..... Conor Feehan The mother of a Dublin teenager w ...

'Big Tobacco' earns ââ?s¬104m in profits from sales here.

. Sarah McCabe. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/20518 Public 6 September 2013 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1378710249 20518 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;TOBACCO USE ...

'Break the silence, reach for help'

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and the five Northern Ireland Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams (NIDACTS) are urging anyone who is affected by a loved oneÂ's drinking and/or drug misuse to get help from the family support services that are available ...

'Breast screening reduces deaths from breast cancer' says PHA

Evidence shows breast screening is the most reliable way of detecting early breast cancer at a stage when treatment is usually simpler and more successful, therefore reducing deaths. Breast cancer treatment is most effective when the cancer is detected at ...

'Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme' makes Easter trips easier

As Easter approaches and many families are gearing up for day trips and excursions, the Public Health Agency (PHA) would like to commend the  many businesses across Northern Ireland that are members of the 'Breastfeeding Welcome Here Scheme' whi ...

'Brewer's droop' can affect men in the bedroom for months.

. Irish Independent. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/19168 Public 19 January 2013 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1358719149 19168 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;HEALTH ...

'Choking game' is here ââ,¬â?o and parents must be ready to tackle it head on.

. David Coleman. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/20691 Public 11 October 2013 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1381471919 20691 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;HEALTH ...

'Clock ticking' over tobacco packs [UK].

. Independent.ie. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/19316 Public 14 February 2013 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1360916062 19316 No ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;TOBACCO USE ...

'Cocaine. You think you know it allâ?¦'

This week a special Cocaine Awareness Campaign is being rolled out in Ballyfermot. The Campaign called 'Cocaine. You think you know it allâ?¦' has been put together by a number of local drug and youth projects and their participants with funding ...

'Death by postcode' report on health inequalities

The Ann Brown Trust at Farset, with support from the Institute of Public Health (IPH) and the Public Health Agency (PHA), launched a report on health inequalities in communities in Belfast called Â'Death by PostcodeÂ', on Wednesday 16 June 2010 ...

'Delivering Excellence, Supporting Recovery'- Mental Health Nursing Conference

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'Don't mix alcohol and meds'

Members of the public are being reminded of the dangers of consuming alcohol while taking medicines or herbal remedies. According to the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU), people may be consuming more alcohol than usual at the moment, as it is the Christmas part ...

'Drug tests should be cliniciansâ?T discretion.'

Any decision to reduce the frequency of urine testing of patients on methadone treatment should be at the discretion of the treating clinician, leading drugs specialists have warned. Reducing tests across the board would mean patients using other drugs wh ...

'Drugs advice' to be provided for Electric Picnic attendees.

A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users attending Electric Picnic this weekend........ Cormac O'Keeffe A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users att ...

'Drunk tank' for children turning up intoxicated at youth disco.

. Allison Bray. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/21178 Public 6 January 2014 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1389000295 21178 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;HEALTH ...

'Family pub night' plan to curb teen drinking comes under fire.

. Majella O'Sullivan. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/20542 Public 14 September 2013 News National Documentation Centre on Drug Use No 4676 0 1379177850 20542 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...