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Home Economics has a key role to play in helping young people live sustainable and healthy lives – Minister Corcoran Kennedy

The Minister of State for Health Promotion opens major Home Economics conference – Sustainable and Healthy Lifestyles: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, TD, today (Friday 24th March 2017) ...

Moderate drinking may reduce heart disease risk

"A daily pint or glass of wine can slash the chances of a suffering heart attack by a third," reports The Sun. Researchers found that people who drank alcohol within moderate drinking guidelines were less likely to have a first episode of a rang ...

Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medicines Agency – Minister Corcoran Kennedy

The Minister visits Brussels for key meetings to progress Ireland’s bid for the agency The Minister of State for Health Promotion, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, TD, has said today (Thursday 23rd March) that Dublin is the perfect new home for the European Medi ...

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks 'may be a risky cocktail'

BBC News, March 21 2017 Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can make nights out more dangerous, ...

Pressure ulcer prevention for children

Wed, 01/03/2017 Directorate:  HSC Safety Forum Format:  A5 12 pages Target group:  Patients and carers This leaflet provides information on pressure ulcers in children, how they develop and the steps patients and carers can take to prevent them. ...

Homestead Homebakes recalls products due to undeclared milk (N Ireland only)

Homestead Homebakes is recalling products because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. ...

HSE Director General to attend PAC meeting to clarify committee record

Health Service Executive Director General Tony O’Brien will attend a special meeting of the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow afternoon to clarify the record in relation to the HSE meeting with the PAC of 2 February 2016. ...

Press release: Screening pregnant women for GBS not recommended

Following a further comprehensive review of the evidence, the independent expert screening committee has not recommended a national screening programme for GBS in pregnancy. The test currently available cannot accurately distinguish between those mothers ...

The pill provides 'lifelong protection against some cancers'

"hormonal contraception" in general. These uncertainties aside, this study provides reassuring news for ...

Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales w.e.f. 1/4/2017 in accordance with FEMPI 2015 and the Public Service Stability Agreements 2013 – 2018, (The Lansdowne Road Agreement) and Pay Scales for health sector employees returning from abroad

Department of Health Consolidated Salary Scales w.e.f. 1/4/2017 in accordance with FEMPI 2015 and the Public Service Stability Agreements 2013 – 2018, (The Lansdowne Road Agreement) ...

Recent Appointments to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)

With the consent of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following person as a Member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council.  This appointment is with effect from 21 ...

Craig Foods recalls Slemish assorted pastries and cupcakes because they contain milk (Northern Ireland only)

Craig Foods is recalling their Slemish Assorted Pastries and Cupcakes because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. ...

Early diagnosis crucial to tackling TB

Published date:  Fri, 24/03/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection On World TB Day (Friday 24 March), the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone of the importance of preventing transmission of tuberculosis and how to recognise its symptoms early. ...

Helplines Network NI leaflet

Wed, 22/03/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Format:  A4 Target group:  General public Helplines Network NI was established in 2013 in collaboration between the Public Health Agency (PHA) and locally based helplines to promote effe ...

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs to focus on impact of Brexit on border communities

The Future of community, social and economic development and cooperation in border counties will be on the agenda of the Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs tomorrow, Thursday, 23 March 2017. ...

Pill study should reassure millions of women workdwide, says RCGP

“Millions of women worldwide who use the combined oral contraceptive pill should be reassured by this comprehensive research that they are not at increased risk of cancer as a result – and that taking the pill might actually decrease their risk of certain ...

Minister Harris addresses Future of Health Care Committee on future direction of Health Policy

The Minister for Health Simon Harris today addressed the Committee on the Future of Health Care and set out his views on the future direction of health policy. “I was delighted to have an opportunity to address the Committee today and welcome its work to ...

Opening Statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D. to the Committee on the Future of Healthcare

*check against delivery* Chair, Members of the Committee I welcome this opportunity to meet with you today, and to set out some of my views of the Future Direction of Health Policy. ...

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind ...

Health Committee to consider legislation on Supervised Injecting Facilities

21 March 2017 ...

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