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Know Your Rights: Flu vaccination

Question I have been recommended to get a flu vaccination. Can I get it for free? Answer (September 2017) Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can get it. However some groups are at greater risk of complications if they get ...

Anxiety and depression serious mental health conditions for patients of all ages says RCGP

She said: "Older people are potentially vulnerable and we have to be careful that we don't normalise depression and anxiety as a routine part of ageing. "Mental health is a priority for GPs and we work with people with a wide range of menta ...

General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017

The General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017 was approved by the Government on 3rd of October 2017. The purpose of the Bill is to provide for the regulation of a range of practices, including: gamete (sperm or egg) and embryo donation f ...

Costcutter recalls Independent Sliced Chorizo because of incorrect allergen labelling

Costcutter is recalling Independent Sliced Chorizo because the product contains milk 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 milk and milk constituents. ...

Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care urges government to commit to significant investment in services

The Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care has called on the Government to commit to significant investment in mental health services in Budget 2018, with a particular focus on the development of 24/7 crisis intervention services, improvements ...

Appointment to the Medical Council

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following person as a member of the Medical Council.  This appointment is for the period 3 October 2017 to 31 May 2018. Ms Catherine McKenna ...

HEALTH ACT 2007 (REGISTRATION OF DESIGNATED CENTRES FOR OLDER PEOPLE) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2017 S.I. No. 430 of 2017

These Regulations may be cited as the Health Act 2007 (Registration of Designated Centres for Older People) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and shall come into operation on the 2nd day of October 2017. ...

HEALTH ACT 2007 (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2017 S.I. No. 429 of 2017

This Order may be cited as the Health Act 2007 (Commencement) Order 2017. ...

HEALTH ACT 2007 (CARE AND WELFARE OF RESIDENTS IN DESIGNATED CENTRES FOR OLDER PEOPLE) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2017 S.I. No. 428 of 2017

These Regulations may be cited as the Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 and shall come into operation on the 2nd day of October 2017. ...

Seanad Public Consultation Committee is seeking your views on the Status, Treatment and Use of the National Anthem

The Seanad Public Consultation Committee is inviting written submissions from interested groups or individuals to consider the most appropriate way the State should treat the National Anthem. ...

Update on FSA inspection of 2 Sisters Plant West Bromwich

The Food Standards Agency has decided to extend its investigations to other 2 Sisters poultry plants in England and Wales. This follows an initial inspection by the FSA, working with the local authority, into the food hygiene and labelling concerns raised ...

Rett Syndrome

  Among the vast body of literature that has grown around Rett syndrome, this volume is the first to be aimed at both clinicians and researchers. It presents a comprehensive overview of the disorder and examines the areas where gaps in knowledge are most ...

Peripheral Artery Disease, 2nd Edition

  A comprehensive, quick-reference guide to the diagnosis and management of peripheral artery disease for non-specialists With an aging population subject to an increasing number of health risks, peripheral artery disease (PAD) is on the rise throughout t ...

Environmental Pest Management: Challenges for Agronomists, Ecologists, Economists and Policymakers

  A wide-ranging, interdisciplinary exploration of key topics that interrelate pest management, public health and the environment This book takes a unique, multidimensional approach to addressing the complex issues surrounding pest management activities a ...

Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance

  Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance offers healthcare students and trainees the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the provision of immediate care outside of the hospital. This concise text provides information on t ...

Vitamin D may prevent asthma worsening for some

"Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks," The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline was prompted by a review that pooled data from seven trials comparing taking vitamin D supplements with a placebo in people with asthma. The ...

Many new cancer drugs show 'no clear benefit', argues review

"Over half of new cancer drugs 'show no benefits' for survival or wellbeing," The Guardian reports. That was the finding of a study looking at the evidence supporting new cancer drugs approved between 2009 and 2013 by the European Medi ...

Minister Catherine Byrne supports Breastfeeding Week saying it’s important to ensure women can breastfeed anytime and anywhere

Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD, has lent her support to the annual HSE Breastfeeding Week campaign, emphasising the importance of ensuring mothers to breastfeed anytime and anywhere. Minister Byrne also welcomed the approach ta ...

Short term lettings in excess of 90 days should require change of use planning permission: Housing Committee Report on short term letting

Report also calls for licensing system for short term letting platforms ...

Aldi recalls Chicken and Bacon Layered Salad because of undeclared milk

Aldi is recalling Just Tasty Chicken and Bacon Layered Salad because it contains 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. ...

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