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CCBS & Armagh Robinson Library present A lecture entitled ‘How did people in early medieval Ireland live together? Some insights from archaeology, early Irish documentary sources, and experimental archaeology’

The lecture given on Tuesday 16 May 2017 by Professor Aidan O’Sullivan in Armagh Robinson Library.  Organised by the Centre for Cross Border Studies and the Library, this was the second annual lecture organised collaboratively by the two institutions. ...

No GP should ever be out of pocket due to indemnity costs, says RCGP

She said: "Every GP has the right to provide care to their patients, safe in the knowledge that they are protected by their insurance.  Indemnity cover is already a significant financial burden on GPs so this potential hike in costs will come as a se ...

Can fizzy water make you fat?

"Fizzy water could cause obesity by encouraging you to eat more," The Daily Telegraph reports. Researchers aimed to see whether it could be the carbonation in soft drinks – rather than the sugar – that explains the link between soft drinks and o ...

Communications, Climate Action & Environment Committee to discuss Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

The Select Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment will meet to tomorrow, Tuesday 16 May to discuss the Inland Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017. ...

GPs doing everything within their power to minimise disruption following cyber attack

RCGP Chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, said:  "GPs and our teams around the UK are working hard and doing whatever is within our power locally to minimise disruption so that we can provide 'business as usual'- or as close to it as poss ...

Get more active during Walk to School Week

Published date:  Mon, 15/05/2017 This week (15-19 May) is Walk to School Week and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to get more active by leaving the car at home and walking the school run. Statistics show just over three-fifths (61%) ...

Greyhound Racing Integrity Ireland to brief Agriculture Committee on Greyhound Industry Bill

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 May at 4pm in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Minister McEntee opens two day 9th International Dementia Conference

The Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee TD, today officially opened the 9th International Dementia Conference in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin. The two day conference is Ireland’s biggest annual dementia event, bringing together expert ...

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti travels to Kinshasa to discuss Ebola outbreak response

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti today visited Kinshasa (DR Congo) to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak. The visit fol ...

Ulster University Business School announces new agri-food centre

Ulster University Impact Awards ...

Statement on Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO has been informed of a cluster of illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of DRC. On 11 May, the Ministry of Health informed WHO that of 5 laboratory samples tested for Ebola virus, 1 tes ...

Keyhole knee surgery is 'waste of time' review finds

"Keyhole knee surgery for arthritis pain 'is pointless'," the Daily Mail reports. The headline is prompted by a review of the available evidence around knee arthroscopy (keyhole) procedures for people with degenerative knee conditions  ...

‘Staggering’ GP vacancy problem must be addressed as a matter of urgency, says RCGP

“Being a GP is intellectually challenging, emotionally rewarding and incredibly varied – it should be an easy profession to recruit to. But at present UK general practice does not have sufficient resources to deliver the care and services necessary to mee ...

RCGP urges patients not to panic after 'scandalous' and 'inexcusable' cyber attack

She said: “This action is scandalous and extremely worrying for all NHS workers and the patients they are trying to care for. “We are still unclear about  the overall impact on GP practices and afternoon surgeries, although we know many systems are being ...

Appointment to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)

On the nomination of the Social Care Workers Registration Board, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person as a member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU).  This appointment is from 27 April 2017 t ...

Yoga may bring long-term benefits for people with depression

"Yoga can ease depression symptoms, according to the largest study to ever investigate the link," the Mail Online reports. The study didn't find any benefits from doing yoga at the end of the 10-week study period, but there were improvement ...

Pilot study to investigate changes in speech parameters in depressed patients during clinical interviews

Title: Pilot study to investigate changes in speech parameters in depressed patients during clinical interviews Authors: Professor Declan McLoughlin; Vaughan, Brian ...

Life expectancy for people with HIV now 'near normal'

new drugs. BBC News, May 11 2017 HIV patients aged 20 diagnosed today will live into their mid-70s: ...

New data to support GPs refer cancer patients appropriately should be welcomed, says RCGP

She said: “We know that timely diagnosis of cancer leads to better outcomes for our patients, so any new data that can support GPs refer patients appropriately should be welcomed – but we also need much better access to reliable, diagnostic tools in the c ...

Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme- Factsheet for healthcare professionals

Thu, 11/05/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  A4, 10 pages. PDF only. Target group:  Health professionals This factsheet provides information for health professionals on the Humanpapillomavirus(HPV) immunisation programme for girls aged 12-13 ye ...

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