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Thrombocytosis research is interesting and builds on existing data, says RCGP

She said: “Timely diagnosis of cancer is key to ensuring our patients get the treatment and support they need, so any medical advances to support this and increase our understanding of the disease, should be welcomed. And as new research is published, it ...

Communications, Climate Change & Environment Committee to meet with ComReg

A review of the performance of ComReg’s statutory functions and Strategy Statement 2017-2019 will be on the agenda of the Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 May 2017. ...

Seventieth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

In her final opening address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan offered some advice to delegates "as you continue to shape the future of this Organization". ...

HRB Internship Programme 2017

Objectives of the HRB Internship Programme The HRB is committed to building capacity in health research and encouraging and supporting our early-stage researchers to develop their careers.  To support this aim, the HRB runs an Internship Programme. This p ...

Agriculture Committee to resume Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of draft greyhound legislation

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 May at 4pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Health Committee to engage with the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety

22 May 2017 ...

Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Services within Adult Inpatient Acute Mental Health Approved Centres

Title: Guidelines for Occupational Therapy Services within Adult Inpatient Acute Mental Health Approved Centres Authors: Dillon, Maurice; Peacock, Theresa; Gartland, Nuala; Crowe Mullins, Esther; O’Reilly, Áine Description: The role of occupational therapy ...

Nearly 3.5 million patients at risk of losing their family doctor through Brexit, warns RCGP

New analysis from the College, released today, shows that 3,456,481 patients could be left without a family doctor if the 2,137 GPs across the UK, that the RCGP estimates are from the European Union*, are forced to leave. ...

WHO travel to support programme work

Travel is an essential aspect of WHO’s global health work-- convening experts for collective decision-making on health interventions or traveling experts anywhere in the world that requires technical assistance for global health. ...

Instagram 'ranked worst for mental health' in teen survey

Instagram ranked worst social network for young people's mental health. Sky News, May 19 2017 Links To ...

Public health chiefs saddle up for cycling challenge

Published date:  Fri, 19/05/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement The Public Health Agency (PHA) is welcoming public health leaders from England and the Republic of Ireland as they embark on an eight-day ‘Cities of Culture’ cycling cha ...

Department of Social Protection – arrangements for June Bank Holiday 2017

The Department of Social Protection has published details of opening hours and payment arrangements over the June Bank Holiday. The Department’s offices are closed on Monday, 5 June 2017. If you are due to sign for a jobseeker’s payment at your Intreo off ...

Belfast gets £1.3m boost for pioneering cancer research

Published date:  Fri, 19/05/2017- 9:00am Belfast doctors, nurses and scientists are set to receive a major cash boost for pioneering research into cancer.  Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the HSC Research and Development Division of the Public Healt ...

Musgrave NI recalls its Gourmet Cheese & Bacon Burgers because of undeclared soya (N Ireland only)

Musgrave Retail Partners NI is recalling its Gourmet Cheese & Bacon Burgers because they contain soya, which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to soya. Distribution of the affecte ...

Minister Corcoran Kennedy encourages soft drinks manufacturers to further reduce added sugars

Minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy is encouraging soft drinks manufacturers to further reduce added sugars. The Minister for Health Promotion was speaking at the General Assembly of the European Soft Drinks Industry in Dublin, at which she also congratula ...

Expressions of Interest are sought for Appointments to the Mental Health Commission

The Minister for Health invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for 2 positions on the Mental Health Commission under one of these areas: ...

International Clinical Trials Day 2017

Published date:  Fri, 19/05/2017- 12:01am Directorate:  HSC Research and Development International Clinical Trials Day helps to raise awareness of the benefits of research. Each year, on International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD), HSC R&D Division and it ...

RISE: supporting children’s health, development and learning together

Published date:  Thu, 18/05/2017 Directorate:  Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement A new regional integrated health and social care service working directly in mainstream primary schools supporting children has been launched today ...

GPs doing what we can to increase take-up of meningitis vaccine, says RCGP

She said: “GPs are always on the alert for signs of meningitis and we are doing everything we can to increase awareness and take-up of the MenACWY immunisation programme. “However, there are different rules and responsibilities for vaccinating specific ag ...

New Network launched by Taoiseach to help spread Healthy Ireland message

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny today joined Healthy Ireland Council Chair Keith Wood to launch an initiative which aims to boost the national movement for health and wellbeing. The first phase of the new Healthy Ireland Network has been established by the Counci ...

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