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"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 ...

1992 World Declaration on Nutrition

Food and Agriculture Organisation Nutrition, Food, Lifestyle, Physical activity In December 1992 the first International Conference on Nutrition (ICN) was held in FAO's Headquarters in Rome. The conference was jointly sponsored by the Food and Agricu ...

24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring is unhelpful in the investigation of older persons with recurrent falls

John Davison, Steven Brady and Rose Anne KennyBackground: although frequently used in the assessment of patients with falls, it is unclear whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography contributes to their assessment in older persons.Objective: to identi ...

A Common Variant in the FTO Gene Is Associated with Body Mass Index and Predisposes to Childhood and Adult Obesity

Frayling, T. M. et al Study of genetic factors linked to the predisposition of obesity Obesity is a serious international health problem that increases the risk of several common diseases. The genetic factors predisposing to obesity are poorly understood. ...

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 ...

A Guide to What Works in Family Support Services for Vulnerable Families

10.6.2000 This publication is part of research undertaken for the Springboard Family Support Initiative. Springboard is one of the most important initiatives of any Government in recent times to support vulnerable families. It aims to support families whi ...

A Health Economics Model. The cost benefits of the Physical Activity Strategy for Northern Ireland- a summary of key findings

10.14655/799178-3740 Swales, C., Economics Branch, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Framework for maximising efforts to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities across all sectors This summary report follows on fr ...

A randomised controlled trial evaluating family mediated exercise (FAME) therapy following stroke

Background Stroke is a leading cause of disability among adults worldwide. Evidence suggests that increased duration of exercise therapy following stroke has a positive impact on functional outcome following stroke. The main objective of this randomised c ...

ABC of Diabetes: Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, and Lipids

Watkins, P. Factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) in diabetic patients. This report looks at Factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) in diabetic patients. Diabetic patients, ...

Action on Smoking and Health

Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco, Smoking, Society. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Ireland is focused on reducing the impact of tobacco use in Irish society. Just under 7,000 Irish citizens die each year from the effects of tobacco related disease ...

Active Clubs

British Heart Foundation Healthy eating, Physical activity, Young people, Obesity, Overweight Active Clubs is a national programme designed to encourage more children and young people to take part in physical activity, particularly during out of school ho ...

Active Living and Learning Initiative

Mayo VEC Physical activity, Coronary heart disease, Food, Nutrition, Obesity, Vegetables Co. Mayo VEC in association with The JCPE Support Service, Mayo Local Sports Partnership, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Mayo Education Centre launched the i ...

Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

This editorial refers to ‘Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events’, by G. Devlin et al., on page 1275.In the well developed ...

Advice to reduce dietary salt for prevention of cardiovascular disease

Hooper, L., Bartlett, C., Davey Smith, G. and Ebrahim, S. Salt, Food, Death, Cardiovascular disease, Blood pressure, Adults Restricting sodium intake in hypertensive patients over short periods of time reduces blood pressure. Long term effects (on mortali ...

Age does not hamper the response to pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD patients

Background: pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves health status and exercise tolerance, but not respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to identify predictors of improvement in the 6-min walke ...

Age Related Outcome in Acute Subdural Haematoma Following Traumatic Head Injury

1Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 92Department of General Surgery, Wexford General Hospital, WexfordAbstractAcute subdural haematoma (ASDH) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury.1 Reports ...

Alcohol-related Illnesses in Northern Ireland

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland Alcohol consumption, Mortality, Alcohol misuse As well as being a contributory factor in deaths, alcohol is also a contributory factor in a number of illnesses. There are difficulti ...

Alcohol-use Disorder: Preventing Harmful Drinking (PH 24)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Harmful drinking, Alcohol consumption, Drugs misuse, Education, Prevention This guidance is for government, industry and commerce, the NHS and all those whose actions affect the population’s attitude t ...

All-Ireland Health and Wellbeing Dataset; INIsPHO Data Briefing No. 2008:3

10.14655/749069-7921 Institute of Public Health in Ireland Health, Wellbeing, Health services, Monitoring National health information can hide important differences in health at local level. There is currently no system for monitoring local health and soc ...

An Integrated Work Force Planning Strategy For The Health Services 2009- 2012

Workforce planning identifies the composition of the workforce required to deliver health service goals. It encompasses a range of human resource activities aimed at the short, medium and long-term. Workforce planning that is integrated with service and f ...

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