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Overweight young men 'more likely to get severe liver disease'

liver cancer'. ITV News, March 21 2017 Fat chance of being healthy! Men who are overweight as teens ...

Future of Healthcare Committee to meet with Minister for Health

The Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare will hear from the Minister for Health Simon Harris tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 as part of its hearings on health service reform. ...

Recent appointment to the Physiotherapists Registration Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, t he Minister for Health, Mr Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person to the Physiotherapists Registration Board.  This appointment is from 28 February 2017 to 19 May 2018.   Ms ...

New drug shows promise in preventing heart attacks

March 18 2017 'Huge advance' in fighting world's biggest killer. BBC News, March 17 2017 ...

Statement from Minister Harris on publication of the Children’s Ombudsman’s Report on scoliosis

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD welcomes the publication of the Children’s Ombudsman’s Report on scoliosis. Speaking today the Minister said, “This report rightly highlights the need for significant improvements to be achieved in terms of waiting ...

Agriculture Select Committee to consider Revised Estimates

The Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 March at 4pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House, for consideration of the 2017 Revised Estimates for Public Services. ...

Guidance: Mycobacterium chimaera infections: information for GPs

This document provides advice to GPs assessing patients where infection with M. chimaera is a possibility. ...

Guidance: National flu immunisation programme plan

The flu plan sets out a coordinated and evidence-based approach to planning for, and responding to, the demands of influenza across England. The flu plan will aid the development of strong and flexible operational plans by local organisations and emergenc ...

Know your rights: Preparing for retirement // Ag ullmhú chun scor ón obair

Question I will be retiring from work in 2017 when I reach 65. What do I need to know about pensions and other benefits in retirement? Answer (March 2017) When you retire at age 65 you can claim Jobseeker’s Benefit, which is based on your Pay Related Soci ...

Increase in early detection of skin cancer in men

diagnosed with the most serious skin cancer, malignant melanoma. However, the good news is that more cases ...

Grandparents 'may be first to spot autism in a child'

"Grandmas are usually the first to spot autism in children," the Mail Online reports. The headline was prompted by a US online survey of parents and family members of children with  autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Researchers wanted to explore t ...

Report highlights extra resources GPs need to carry out further training in managing suicide risk, says RCGP

She said: “Patients identified at high risk of suicide need specialist care and given the delicate nature of their wellbeing, cases must be managed appropriately to secure their safety first and foremost.   “While mental health is a key component of the RC ...

Patients need good access to GP services wherever they live, says RCGP

She said: “GPs and our teams are under massive pressure right across the UK, but there are certainly specific challenges facing general practice, and our patients, in remote and rural areas.   ...

Press release: New data reveals suicide prevalence in England by occupation

ONS analysis commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) presents national suicide rates broken down by occupation for the first time in England. An analysis of ONS suicide prevalence statistics for 2011 to 2015 has been carried out to gain a better under ...

Any changes to the way we work must be made in patients' best interest, says RCGP

She said: “Our population is growing and changing, with our patients living longer and increasingly with multiple, long term conditions, so we certainly need to explore and adopt different ways of working in order to best deal with these changes- but the m ...

Neuropsychology for Occupational Therapists: Cognition in Occupational Performance, 4th Edition

  Neuropsychology for Occupational Therapists is a bestselling, comprehensive guide to the assessment and rehabilitation of impaired cognitive function and brain damage.  Divided into two parts, the first introduces the fundamental role cognition has in o ...

A Practical Manual of Diabetic Retinopathy Management, 2nd Edition

  The incidence of diabetes is increasing worldwide at an alarming rate, and diabetic retinopathy is one of the most significant complications of diabetes. Packed with outstanding retinal photos, the second edition of this one-stop clinical manual offers ...

ABC of Clinical Leadership, 2nd Edition

  The ABC of Clinical Leadership explores and develops the key principles of leadership and management.  It outlines the scope of clinical leadership, emphasising its importance in the clinical context, especially for improving patient care and health out ...

Can yoga and breathing really help 'cure' depression?

"Taking yoga classes can help ease depressive symptoms, a new study says," reports the Mail Online. A small study from the US found  yoga was associated with a clinically significant improvement in depression symptoms. ...

Yet again, vital funding for general practice being used to shore up hospitals, says RCGP

She said: “Yet again, we are hearing that vital funding that should be used to provide much needed support for GPs and our teams on the frontline of patient care in the community – where the vast majority of NHS patient contacts are made- is being taken aw ...

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