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Acute coronary syndrome- prasugrel with PCI (review TA182): Appraisal consultation

Acute coronary syndrome- prasugrel with PCI (review TA182): Appraisal consultation ...

Education Committee to consider RSCI accreditation in Bahrain

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection will tomorrow hear from a number of parties in relation to the accreditation of the Royal College of Surgeons’ facility in Bahrain. ...

New toolkit to streamline the housing adaptations process

Health Minister Edwin Poots and Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland have endorsed a new toolkit that will help disabled and older people visualise and discuss proposed housing adaptations. ...

Poots announces extension to bowel cancer screening programme

Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced an extension of the bowel cancer screening programme, to include all men and women from 60 to 74 years of age from today. ...

Minister launches Mindwise campaign- You Can Take Control

Health Minister Edwin Poots today launched of Mindwise’s ‘You Can Take Control’ campaign. ...

McCausland announces £200,000 investment for Castlereagh

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced a funding package of £200,000.00 for a Revitalisation Project for the Borough of Castlereagh. ...

McCausland: Are you getting all the benefits, services and supports you are entitled to?

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland is urging people in the Cookstown District Council area to check they are receiving all the benefits, services and supports they are entitled to. ...

Earl Grey unproven as replacement for statins

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Foster announces investment by new medical devices company

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster today announced that medical device company, ARC Devices has established its headquarters in Northern Ireland, creating 13 high quality jobs. ...

Acclaimed Illustrator To Inspire Creative Talent

University of Ulster graduate and world-renowned picture book artist, Oliver Jeffers, will share the secrets of his success with young people and creative industry leaders this weekend. ...

O Neill reaffirms her commitment to protecting and safeguarding animal welfare

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill, today called for full use of the tough penalties introduced by the Welfare of Animals Act 2011 for animal welfare abuses. ...

Oireachtas Brief 67, March 2014

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40,000 cases treated for problem alcohol use over five years- HRB report latest figures

More than 40,000 cases were treated for problem alcohol use between 2008 and 2012 according to new figures from the Health Research Board (HRB). ...

Common gut bacterium is involved in bowel cancer

HRB-funded research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and just published in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, could lead to a new biomarker for bowel cancer. ...

Call to make 5 a day fruit and veg into '7 a day'

a day' “7 a day fruit and veg 'saves lives’” reports BBC News, while The Daily Telegraph states that ...

Statins 'improve erectile dysfunction symptoms'

“How statins could boost your love life: Cholesterol lowering drugs ‘reduce erectile dysfunction’,” reports the Daily Mail. The paper reports on a small but well-conducted analysis of existing data into statin use and symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ina ...

Bite injuries to the hand- review of the literature.

Title: Bite injuries to the hand- review of the literature. Authors: Raval, Pradyumna; Khan, Wasim; Haddad, Behrooz; Narayan Mahapatra, Anant Abstract: Patients presenting to the emergency department with bite injuries to the hand sustain them through a nu ...

Drugnet Ireland: alcohol and drug research newsletter (Issue 49, Spring 2014)

Title: Drugnet Ireland: alcohol and drug research newsletter (Issue 49, Spring 2014) Authors: Health Research Board (HRB) Description: HRB quarterly newsletter on drug and alcohol issues. ...

Irish psychiatric units and hospitals census 2013

Title: Irish psychiatric units and hospitals census 2013 Authors: Daly, Antoinette; Walsh, Dermot; Moran, Ros Description: The eighth national census of Irish psychiatric units and hospitals was carried out on 31 March 2013. All patients resident in units ...

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