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Coaching for Pediatric Practices Means Better Health Care for Children

Angela Townsend (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, May 26, 2014) “Seeking a way to improve preventive care during a child’s regular check-ups to the pediatrician and dentist, researchers designed a study, involving more than 16,000 patient visits, to see if th ...

Hospitals Look to Health Law, Cutting Charity

Abbey Goodnough (The New York Times, May 25, 2014) ...

Point–Counterpoint: How Useful Are Biotech Crops?

Opinions (Boston Sunday Globe, May 25, 2014) ...

Canada Keeps Its Funding Promises for World Maternal and Child Health

Kim Mackrael (The Globe and Mail, Toronto, May 24, 2014) ...

Air Quality and Race: The Colour of Pollution

(The Economist, London May 24, 2014) ...

The Science of Inequality: Can Disparities Be Deadly?

Controversial research explores whether living in an unequal society can make people sick Emily Underwood ...

‘Smart Pills’ With Chips, Cameras and Robotic Parts Raise Legal, Ethical Questions

Ariana Eunjung Cha (The Washington Post, May 24, 2014) ...

Health & Children Committee to discuss work of Comhairle na nÓg and National Youth Council

The Joint Committee on Health and Children will meet with Comhairle na nÓg National Executive and the National Youth Council of Ireland tomorrow, Thursday 29th May 2014 to discuss youth work in Ireland. ...

New revised Framework will further improve services for cardiovascular disease sufferers- Poots

A new revised cardiovascular framework that sets out the standards of care that patients, clients, carers and families can expect to receive has been launched by Health Minister Edwin Poots in a written statement to the NI Assembly. ...

Wikipedia 'not a reliable source' of health advice

"Don't use Wikipedia for medical advice," warns The Independent after a survey found factual errors in 9 out of 10 articles about the 10 most common medical conditions. This story is based on a study that assessed the information in Wikiped ...

McCausland announces £133,700 investment in the Outer North and Outer West Neighbourhood Renewal Areas, Londonderry

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced a £133,700 investment in the Shantallow Community Residents’ Association (SCRA). ...

NICE: 'Obese should be prescribed slimming clubs'

“GPs told to prescribe £100 slimming courses for millions of obese patients,” the Daily Mail reports. The news is based on new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that aim to encourage sustainable weight loss in th ...

Improving the standard of mental health services in Northern Ireland

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Research and analysis: Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England

Updated: HPR 11(34) report uploaded These data provide details by age group, region and capsular groups. Epidemiological year runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year. ...

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

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

Find out about the National Bowel Screening Programme

The National Bowel Screening Programme is a new, government-funded screening programme. The programme will offer a BowelScreen home test kit to women and men aged 60 to 69 every 2 years. Over time the programme will be expanded until the full 55 to 74 age ...

Adults who are obese can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight

Adults who are overweight or obese can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight if they keep it off, according to health watchdog NICE. ...

Education and Social Protection Committee to consider implementation of Youth Guarantee

The implementation of the Youth Guarantee is on the agenda of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection tomorrow when it meets with officials from the Department of Social Protection. ...

Kennedy delivers £3.5million on road improvements in North Down

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has commended roads staff and its contractors for the successful completion of road schemes in 2013/2014 which accounted for a £3.5million investment in the roads infrastructure in the North Down area. ...

Kennedy delivers over £8.5million for road schemes in Coleraine area

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has commended roads staff and contractors for the successful completion of road schemes in 2013/2014 which accounted for £8.51million investment in the roads infrastructure in the Coleraine area. ...

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