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Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring

"Pregnant vegetarians are three times more likely to have kids who abuse drugs and alcohol," reports the Mail Online. Researchers claim to have found a link between substance abuse at age 15, and diet of the child's mother during pregnancy. ...

Form: Rotavirus: infant immunisation surveillance laboratory form

This form should be used by referring laboratories to submit surveillance samples for the infant rotavirus immunisation programme to the Enteric Virus Unit (EVU) for genotypic analysis. Do not submit rotavirus surveillance samples using other forms, for e ...

Communications, Climate Change & Environment Committee to consider Mid-Year review of Estimates

The Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee will carry out a mid-year review of estimates at its meeting tomorrow, Thursday, 5 October 2017. ...

Press release: New PHE figures show decline in HIV diagnosis rates

very good news. It is the first time since the beginning of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s that we have ...

Minister Harris launches Public Consultation on a National Health Information Policy

#betterdata4health Minister for Health Simon Harris today opened the Health Information Policy Seminar, jointly hosted by the Department of Health and HIQA, and launched a public consultation process on a new national health information policy. Launching ...

The ExPeCT (Examining Exercise, Prostate Cancer and Circulating Tumour Cells) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Title: The ExPeCT (Examining Exercise, Prostate Cancer and Circulating Tumour Cells) trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Authors: Sheill, Gráinne; Brady, Lauren; Guinan, Emer; Hayes, Brian; Casey, Orla; Greene, John; Vlajnic, Tatjana; C ...

Regularly skipping breakfast linked to hardening of the arteries

"Skipping breakfast may be linked to poor heart health," The Guardian reports. Researchers from Spain found that people who regularly skipped breakfast were more likely to have atherosclerosis – hardening and thickening of the arteries due to a ...

Government approves the drafting of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill

Minister Harris to revert to government by year end with proposals for State funding model for fertility treatment The Minister for Health Simon Harris has welcomed the Government’s decision today to approve his drafting of a Bill on Assisted Human Reprod ...

Housing Committee to begin PLS on Building Control (Construction Industry Register Ireland) Bill 2017

The Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow to commence Pre-Legislative Scrutiny (PLS) on the Draft General Scheme of the Building Control (Construction Industry Register Ireland) Bill 2017. ...

Partners commit to reduce cholera deaths by 90% by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to reduce deaths from cholera by 90% by 2030 will be launched tomorrow by the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), a diverse network of more than 50 UN and international agencies, academic institutions, and NGOs that supp ...

Health Committee to discuss adult safeguarding

The Joint Committee on Health will meet tomorrow at 9.00am in Committee Room 3, Leinster House. ...

Appointments to the Mental Health Commission

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person as a member of the Mental Health Commission.  This appointment is with effect from 26 September 2017 to 04 Apri ...

Appointments to the Children’s Hospital Group Board

Following a Public Appointment Service (PAS) advertising campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following persons as members of the Children’s Hospital Group Board.  These appointments are with effect from 29 September 2017 ...

Independent report: Child weight management services: systematic review

This systematic review, commissioned by Public Health England, addresses the critical features of successful Tier 2 weight management programmes for children aged 0 to 11 years. ...

Guidance: Child weight management: short conversations with families

This document offers tips on the short conversations health and care professionals should be having with overweight and obese patients about weight loss. It provides: practical advice on how to discuss weight loss tools to support making brief interventio ...

People with type 2 diabetes should 'save carbs for last'

"Diabetics should save bread for last at mealtime to keep their blood sugar under control," the Mail Online reports. A small study found that people with type 2 diabetes who saved their carbohydrates until the end of their meal were less likely ...

Minister Harris appeals to doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers to get the flu vaccine.

The Minister joined HSE staff today to launch the 2017-18 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign #ProtectOurPatients #YourBestShot Minister for Health Simon Harris TD today (Monday) appealed to doctors, nurses and all healthcare workers to get the flu va ...

Communications, Climate Change & Environment Committee to consider broadcasting bills

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Broadcasting (Amendment Bill) 2017 and Retransmission Fees, and also scrutiny of the Draft Broadcasting Act 2009 (Designation of Major Events) Order 2017 will be on the agenda of the Communications, Cli ...

Leading GP says Welsh budget is missed opportunity for patient care

The budget, announced on Sunday, includes a deal which will provide £210m in extra funding for a range of services over the next two years.  Responding to the budget, RCGP Wales Chair, Dr Rebecca Payne, said: "This budget is a missed opportunity. I a ...

PUBLIC HEALTH (STANDARDISED PACKAGING OF TOBACCO) REGULATIONS 2017 S.I. No. 422 of 2017

These Regulations may be cited as the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Regulations 2017. These Regulations shall come into operation on 30 September 2017. Subject to section 6 of the Act of 2015, these Regulations shall apply to tobacco p ...

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