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Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry: Solutions to the Exercises

  Fosters a thorough understand of radiation dosimetry concepts: detailed solutions to the exercises in the textbook "Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry"! Read More... ...

Important to get risk scores right on statins, says RCGP

"We need to get the risk scores right. If we find that all men over 60 and all women over 75 are going to be eligible for statins with new risk scoring, regardless of any other risk factor, then it should ring alarm bells – because it is not clear th ...

It's important patients with diabetes are given appropriate treatment, regardless of costs, says RCGP

She said: “A rise in prescriptions can indicate both better identification of diabetes at an earlier stage and more comprehensive treatment according to latest guidelines, but it is clear from these figures that more people are living with both type 1 and ...

Hexavalent (6 in 1) combination vaccine (routine immunisation programme)

Tue, 01/08/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  A4, 11 pages, PDF only Target group:  Health Professionals Information for healthcare professionals about the inclusion of hepatitis B vaccine in the new hexavalent combination vaccine, given in the ...

6-in-1 vaccine available to newborns

Published date:  Tue, 01/08/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection All babies born on or after 1 August 2017 will be offered protection against hepatitis B as part of the universal childhood immunisation programme. This is in addition to continued protection ...

Appointment to the Occupational Therapists Registration Board

With the consent of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D. has re-appointed the following person as a Member of the Occupational Therapists Registration Board.  This appointment is with effect from 31 ...

Expressions of Interest are sought for Appointment of a Director to the Voluntary Health Insurance Board

The Minister for Health invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for a vacancy on the board of VHI. Candidates should preferably be able to demonstrate international experience, working outside Ireland, at senior/board level in a ...

Expressions of Interest are sought for the Appointment as Chairperson of the University of Limerick Hospital Group

The Minister for Health invites applicants for Appointment as Chairperson of the University of Limerick Hospital Group The ideal candidate will be committed to the delivery of the University of Limerick Hospital Group mission. Candidates will be expected ...

Expressions of Interest are sought for Appointments as Member of the Board of the Children’s Hospital Group

The Minister for Health invites applicants for membership on the Board of the Children’s  Hospital Group. In order to ensure the correct skill mix and competencies on the Board, the Minister invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who cons ...

Minister for Health Simon Harris says Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medicines Agency

Ireland submits its bid to relocate the European Medicines Agency from London to Dublin Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medicines Agency. Ireland has now submitted its formal bid to relocate t ...

Relocation of the European Medicines Agency to Dublin

The European Medicines Agency plays a vital role in the protection of the health of over 500 million European citizens through the scientific evaluation and safety monitoring of human and veterinary medicines. The Irish Government believes that relocating ...

Increase in prescriptions for diabetes exceeds rise in overall prescribing

1 August 2017: Prescription items2 for the treatment of diabetes3 in primary care have increased by 80.1 per cent over the last decade, compared with a 46.0 per cent rise across all primary care prescribing, an NHS Digital report published today shows. ...

Increase in prescriptions for diabetes exceeds rise in overall prescribing

1 August 2017: Prescription items2 for the treatment of diabetes3 in primary care have increased by 80.1 per cent over the last decade, compared with a 46.0 per cent rise across all primary care prescribing, an NHS Digital report published today shows. ...

Increase in prescriptions for diabetes exceeds rise in overall prescribing

1 August 2017: Prescription items2 for the treatment of diabetes3 in primary care have increased by 80.1 per cent over the last decade, compared with a 46.0 per cent rise across all primary care prescribing, an NHS Digital report published today shows. ...

Increase in prescriptions for diabetes exceeds rise in overall prescribing

1 August 2017: Prescription items2 for the treatment of diabetes3 in primary care have increased by 80.1 per cent over the last decade, compared with a 46.0 per cent rise across all primary care prescribing, an NHS Digital report published today shows. ...

500 venues show support for breastfeeding mums

Published date:  Tue, 01/08/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement The Public Health Agency’s (PHA) Breastfeeding Welcome Here scheme has reached the milestone of having 500 venues signed up to the initiative which aims to provide suppo ...

Know your rights: Prescription charges // Muirir oideas

Question I have a medical card but I seem to be paying more than the monthly cap for prescription charges for my family. Why would this happen and how can I get a refund? Answer (April 2017) If you have a medical card, there is a charge for each prescript ...

Hand Hygiene: A Handbook for Medical Professionals

  The first comprehensive, authoritative review of one of the most fundamental and important issues in infection control and patient safety, hand hygiene. Developed and presented by the world's leading scholar-clinicians, Hand Hygiene is an essential ...

Adhesion in Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Dental Fields

  The phenomenon of adhesion is of cardinal importance in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and dental fields. A few eclectic examples will suffice  to underscore the importance/relevance of adhesion in these three areas. For example, the adhesion between po ...

Oral Bioavailability Assessment: Basics and Strategies for Drug Discovery and Development

  Specifically geared to personnel in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, this book describes the basics and challenges of oral bioavailability – one of the most significant hurdles in drug discovery and development. •    Describes approaches ...

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