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Take care in the sun this weekend!

Published date:  Thu, 25/05/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Many people will be looking forward to the bank holiday this weekend [Monday 29 May] and with good weather expected the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus North ...

Minister McGrath opens new Day Service facility in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath TD today officially opened new day service facility “The Lodge” in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin as part of the Prosper Group. In opening the facility the Minister paid tribute to the philanthropy of the Reilly family who ...

Know your rights: Farm Assist means test

Question How is income from different sources assessed for Farm Assist? I do some contracting as well as farming and my spouse works part-time. We have two children. Answer (April 2017) The means test for Farm Assist takes into account virtually every typ ...

Tasty recipes for National BBQ Week

Published date:  Mon, 29/05/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement This week (29 May-4 June) is National BBQ Week and the Public Health Agency (PHA) has come up with 12 tasty BBQ recipe ideas that are also a little bit kinder to the wai ...

Expanding waistline linked to an increased risk of cancer

"A pot belly is a red flag for cancer," reports the Mail Online after a new study found an increase in waist circumference carries similar risks for developing cancer as raised body mass index (BMI). The study used data from several European stu ...

Aldi recalls Brasserie Gluten Free Organic Pale Ale due to undeclared barley

Aldi is recalling its Brasserie Gluten Free Organic Pale Ale because it contains barley which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to barley. The product does not pose a risk to consumer ...

Minister Byrne welcomes the casting of the foundation stone for the new children’s hospital

--> Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the casting of the foundation stone for the new children’s hospital by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, together with Minister for Healt ...

Ulster University: £2 million Health Technology Hub will accelerate development of pioneering healthcare technology

Health Technology Hub ...

Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 25 May

The World Health Assembly today made decisions relating to polio, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, and the health workforce. ...

An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD is joined by Minister for Health Mr Simon Harris TD and members of the Youth Advisory Council to cast the foundation stone for the new children’s hospital

An Taoiseach’s handprint, together with those from current and former users of the children’s hospital services, will be incorporated into the foundations of the new children’s hospital ...

Health Committee to resume discussions on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

24 May 2017 ...

'Chocolate good for the heart' claims sadly too good to be true

clots forming, and so raises the risk of a stroke. However, as is often the case with health news that ...

National Statistics: Cancer registration statistics, England: 2015

Official statistics are produced impartially and free from any political influence. ...

Seventieth World Health Assembly update, 24 May

WHA approved the Organization’s proposed programme budget of US$ 4421.5 million for the biennium ...

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General ...

Any patients discharged from the Linn Dara unit for children and teenagers are discharged for clinical reasons only – Minister McEntee

Minister for Mental Health Health McEntee is assuring parents that any patients discharged from the Linn Dara child and adolescent mental health services unit at Cherry Orchard, Ballyfermot in Dublin are discharged for clinical reasons only. Over the past ...

Just half a glass of wine a day may increase breast cancer risk

News, May 23 2017 One small drink a day raises risk of breast cancer. The Times, May 23 2017 ...

Quality of life must be ensured as patients live longer, says RCGP

“There seems to be a common theme with almost every new research paper about the future of health and social care published; we desperately need more investment across our NHS and social care system to cope with the growing and changing demands of our age ...

Minister Harris meets Commissioner Andriukaitis to discuss European health issues

Minister Harris today (23 May) welcomed EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis, to Leinster House for a meeting to discuss health issues of significance for Ireland and for Europe. ...

Guidance: Bloodborne virus: managing risk in bomb blast victims

This guidance covers: assessing risk of transmission of BBVs post-exposure interventions for the management of BBVs managing BBVs in bomb blast victims ...

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