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Minister Harris announces independent review group to examine the role of voluntary organisations in publicly funded health services

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD today announced the establishment of an independent review group to examine the role of voluntary organisations in the operation of health and personal social services in Ireland. Dr Catherine Day will chair the group, ...

Be aware of CO poisoning this summer

Published date:  Fri, 21/07/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Over the summer holidays many families will be heading off camping, caravanning or boating, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding people of the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoni ...

Minister Catherine Byrne attends EPSCO Informal Meeting of EU Health Ministers in Tallinn

Minister of State for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne today attended an informal meeting of EU Health Ministers where she also had one to one meetings with representatives from the UK, Finland, Croatia, Latvia and the Cze ...

Food Standards Agency Policy Director elected Vice-Chair of international food standards setting body Codex Alimentarius

Steve Wearne, the Food Standards Agency’s Director of Policy was elected the Vice-Chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva this week. ...

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, 2nd Edition, Volleyball

  Volleyball is one of the four most popular international sports for men and women and has been an Olympic sport since 1964. The publication of this second edition is endorsed by both the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Federa ...

We must all take responsibility for 'dementia-proofing' our own health

"We welcome the broader, societal approach outlined in this research, and certainly the idea that we all need to take individual responsibility, usually by making relatively small lifestyle changes – at all stages of life- to ‘dementia-proof’ our own ...

WHO urges action against HIV drug resistance threat

WHO has detailed an increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs in a new report, warning that this is a growing threat. The 2017 WHO HIV drug resistance report shows that in 6 of the 11 countries surveyed, over 10% of people starting antiretroviral therapy ...

Measles: Factsheet for healthcare professionals

Thu, 20/07/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  4 pages A4 Target group:  Health professionals This factsheet provides details on measles infection, vaccination and treatment for health professionals. ...

Measles: Don't let your child catch it (poster)

Thu, 20/07/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  A3 poster Target group:  Parents This poster encourages protection against measles infection by getting the measles/mumps/rubella vaccine. ...

Measles: Symptoms and treatment

Thu, 20/07/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  10 pages 1/3 A4 Target group:  People at risk of measles This leaflet describes the symptoms and recommended treatment for measles. ...

Measles: Don't let your child catch it

Thu, 20/07/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  12 page 1/3 A4 booklet Target group:  Parents This leaflet describes the symptoms of measles and encourages parents to ensure their children receive the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine. ...

Measles: Protect yourself, protect others

Thu, 20/07/2017 Directorate:  Health Protection Format:  1/3 A4 Target group:  Adults This leaflet is for adults at risk of measles infection. It describes the measles/mump/rubella (MMR) vaccination usually given in childhood. ...

Lifeline supplier engagement meeting

Published date:  Thu, 20/07/2017 Directorate:  Directorate of Operations A Supplier Engagement Meeting for the Lifeline Crisis Response Service (LCRS) was held on Monday 3 July 2017. The presentation, along with the minutes of the meeting, are now availabl ...

Launch of Male Health Website for the Irish Men’s Sheds Association

*check against delivery* Speech by Minister Finian McGrath Thursday 20th July at 10.30 am City Hall Dublin Ladies and Gentlemen – a very good morning to you all. I am delighted to be here to launch the Male Health Website for the Irish Men’s Sheds Associa ...

Ministers Harris and Creed secure Government approval for Ireland’s first National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, have secured Government approval for Ireland’s first National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance 2017-2020. ...

STPs must prioritise general practice to be effective, says RCGP

"STPs are crucial to delivering the GP Forward View in England, which should be a lifeline for struggling general practice. If they fail to prioritise general practice, it is only a matter of time before GPs and their teams collapse, with the rest of ...

WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade

The WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic finds that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to no smoking areas. ...

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

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has re-appointed the following person as a member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU). This appointment is from 10 July 2017 to 20 March 2021. ...

More specialist services in the community needed to tackle addiction, says RCGP

She said: "Addiction to any substance can have serious, negative consequences for our patients’ health and wellbeing – so it's encouraging that so many patients taking benzodiazepines and other 'z-drugs' long term have said that they a ...

Food allergic consumers more confident about eating out

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) welcomes new research published today, showing that people with food allergies and intolerances are more confident about eating out since allergen information rules were introduced in 2014. The study presents strong evidence ...

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