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Youngest children in school year 'more likely' to get ADHD diagnosis

"Youngest children in class more likely to be labelled hyperactive," The Times reports. A Finnish study raises the possibility that some children may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD, when in fact their behaviour was age-appropriate. Attention d ...

Better access, more help for families and more supports for disability, mental health, and older and vulnerable people, in Budget 2018 – Ministers

Minister Simon Harris and Ministers of State Finian McGrath, Jim Daly and Catherine Byrne have said that Budget 2018 delivers better access, more help for families and more supports for disability, mental health, and older and vulnerable people. An additi ...

Health Committee to resume discussion on adult safeguarding

The Joint Committee on Health will meet tomorrow at 9.00am in Committee Room 3, Leinster House. ...

News story: New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid

A new £15 million programme will see up to 1 million people trained in basic mental health “first aid” skills. The programme will improve personal resilience and help people recognise and respond effectively to signs of mental illness in others. The campa ...

World Obesity Day 2017 – Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later

This year's focus for World Obesity Day is the need for investment in services that support prevention, early intervention and treatment of obesity and our call to action is ‘ Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later’. This #WorldObesityDay ...

Capacity Building for Evidence Synthesis (CBES) Award 2018

The HRB and the HSC R&D Division have a long history of supporting activities linked to the Cochrane Collaboration. Following a number of changes in the environment we now invite applications which propose a new model for delivering capacity building i ...

WHO to establish high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases

WHO Director-General announced today the establishment of a new High-level global Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). ...

Is schizophrenia risk 'around 80% genetic'?

"Genetics account for almost 80 per cent of a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research," the Mail Online reports. That is the main finding of a study looking at how often schizophrenia affected both twins of a pa ...

Collection: Health app development: creating apps for health professionals

Public Health England (PHE) has developed a process to encourage the development of effective health apps. This recommended assessment procedure was created in order for apps to be considered for use by health professionals, and has been developed and ref ...

Guidance: Health app assessment bodies and selection

The following publications includes information about how: to select a health app assessment body app assessment bodies work with developers how subject matter experts and reviewers ...

Guidance: Health app assessment: criteria

The following guidance is to help anyone involved in developing and commissioning a health app and includes information on: evidence that is needed regulation clinical safety privacy and confidentiality security usability and accessibility interoperabilit ...

Detailed guide: Health app reviewers: the assessment process

Each app must be reviewed by subject matter experts (SMEs) to check that any health-related content: is accurate meets national guidelines can provide evidence for any health claims it makes How the process works Developers will have completed a self-asse ...

Detailed guide: Health app developers: the assessment process

Introduction If you design and build apps for public health or the health service, you’ll need to show how they meet a set of technical criteria set out in the Digital Assessment Questions. This is the process used for apps to be made available on the NHS ...

GPs having sleepless nights over patient safety fears, says RCGP Chair

She said: "GPs like many caring professionals never completely leave their jobs behind when they go home, it's a 24/7 responsibility. However, the situation for GPs has deteriorated and I know of GPs – the ones I've spoken to are women in t ...

Raising mental health awareness with dentistry staff

Published date:  Mon, 09/10/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement As part of World Mental Health Day, dental practices across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to display mental health awareness posters and to encourage dentists an ...

Speech by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD at the Irish Hospital Consultants Association Conference

**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** Resourcing and Delivering High Quality Healthcare Services I am delighted to be here this morning at your Annual Conference and in particular to be part of the discussion on resourcing and delivering high quality healthcare serv ...

Measuring waistlines can encourage patients to take an active interest in their health

She said: “Patients should always be encouraged to take an interest in their own health, whether that involves paying attention to their weight by measuring their waistline, or learning how to take and keep track of their blood pressure. “By getting patie ...

TK Maxx & Homesense recalls various Bite Fuel Protein Granola Trail Mixes because of incorrect allergen labelling

TK Maxx & Homesense is recalling various Bite Fuel Protein Granola Trail Mixes because they contain milk and oats which are incorrectly labelled. This means these products are a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or ...

Gourmet Nut recalls Gourmet on the Go Wasabi Peas because of undeclared Wheat (gluten)

Gourmet Nut recalls Gourmet on the Go Wasabi Peas because they contain wheat which is not correctly declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to wheat or gluten. ...

Three quarters of honey samples contain pesticide traces

most honey samples. BBC News, October 5 2017 Links To Science Mitchell EAD, Mulasuer B, Mulot M, et al. ...

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