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Steep rise in antibiotic use for coughs and colds

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Independent Living Fund (ILF) consultation launched

Health Minister, Edwin Poots has called for the public to express their views on proposed arrangements for the future support of people in Northern Ireland who receive funding from the ILF. ...

Could HIV drugs help treat multiple sclerosis?

"Could MS patients be treated with HIV drugs?" ask the Mail Online and The Independent, after a new study discovered people with HIV were almost two-thirds less likely (62%) to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than those who did not have the viru ...

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 August

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July Stocking of Departmental Waters

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has stocked the following waters with takeable fish in July 2014; ...

Phone consultations do not reduce GP workload

Over-the-phone medical consultations “don’t cut the pressure” on busy GP surgeries, BBC News and The Daily Telegraph report. They were reporting the findings of a two-year study into the effectiveness of phone consultations with a GP or a nurse instead of ...

Minister praises performance of local athletes in Glasgow

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has applauded the efforts of the Team NI competitors at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. ...

Video games 'beneficial' for children

Children who play video games for up to an hour a day are more sociable, happy and less hyperactive, The Telegraph and Daily Mail report after the publication of a study on the links between gaming and behaviour. The study involved around 5,000 young peop ...

Minister applauds boxing golds and silvers

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has paid tribute to the magnificent efforts of the local boxers who fought in today’s finals at the Commonwealth Games. ...

Sports Minister applauds athletes on Games success

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has congratulated the athletes who won Bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games today. ...

WHO statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee concerning the international spread of wild poliovirus

On 5 May 2014 the Director-General declared the international spread of wild poliovirus in 2014 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations [IHR 2005], issued Temporary Recommendations to reduce the ...

Research and analysis: Pneumococcal disease: caused by strains in Prevenar 13 and not in Prevenar 7 vaccine

Updated: Graphs updated to include latest 2017 data. This document contains 4 graphs showing cumulative weekly reports of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by serotypes in PCV13 but not in PCV7. Data covers these age groups: under 2s aged 2 to 4 ...

Research and analysis: Pneumococcal disease: caused by strains not covered by Prevenar 13 vaccine

Updated: Graphs updated to include latest 2017 data. This document contains 4 graphs showing cumulative weekly reports of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) caused by serotypes not in PCV13. Data covers these age groups: under 2s aged 2 to 4 years aged 5 ...

Combined Pill may raise breast cancer risk

"Some contraceptive pills double risk of breast cancer," The Daily Telegraph reports, as a new US study found an increased risk of 50% with use of the combined oral contraceptive pill, commonly called "the pill". The combined pill cont ...

Study probes effect of NHS Health Checks

"Health MOTs routinely offered to over-40s on the NHS may be a waste of time," the Mail Online reports. The report says researchers have found no difference in the prevalence of diseases such as diabetes in GP practices that offer NHS Health Che ...

Collection: Typhoid and paratyphoid: guidance, data and analysis

Updated: Antibiotic Resistance Alert on Salmonella Typhi resistant to third-generation cephalosporins added under Diagnosis and Management. Typhoid and paratyphoid (also known as enteric fever) are diseases caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (typ ...

Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health: A Practical Guide to Person-Centered Planning

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The Sociology of Health and Medicine: A Critical Introduction

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The Sociology of Health and Medicine: A Critical Introduction

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Neuromotor Immaturity in Children and Adults: The INPP Screening Test for Clinicians and Health Practitioners

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