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Anxiety and depression linked to increased cancer death risk

"Depression linked to higher chance of dying from cancer," The Independent reports. Analysis of English and Scottish data found a link between mental distress and cancer mortality, which remained even after other factors such as smoking were tak ...

Know Your Rights: Treatment Abroad Scheme

Question I know that medical treatments available in Ireland can be accessed in other EU countries instead. What if I need a treatment that is not available in Ireland? Answer (January 2018) If you are entitled to public health services that are available ...

Research and analysis: High consequence infectious diseases: monthly summaries

Public Health England (PHE) produce a monthly report that provides detailed updates on known HCID events around the world. HCID’s are characterised by acute infectious illness, ability to spread person-to-person, high case-fatality rate, difficulty in rap ...

Laila Foods is recalling Laila Mint Sauce because of undeclared egg

Laila Foods is recalling Laila Mint Sauce sold at Asda because it contains egg which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to egg. ...

World leaders join new drive to beat noncommunicable diseases

WHO is announcing today a new high-level commission, comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. The group will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading ki ...

Morrisons is recalling its Italian Penne Bolognese Bake 400g because of undeclared celery

Morrisons is recalling its Italian Penne Bolognese Bake (400g) because it contains celery which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to celery. ...

Open consultation: Data-sharing MoU between NHS Digital and Home Office: call for evidence

Public Health England (PHE) is seeking evidence on the public health impact of the MoU on data sharing between NHS Digital, the Home Office and the Department of Health, particularly on the healthcare-seeking behaviour and health outcomes of the migrant p ...

Appointment to the Physiotherapists Registration Board

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following person as a member of the Physiotherapists Registration Board. This appointment is from 11th  December 2017 to 10th December 2020. Biography of Dr. Carol –Anne Murphy ...

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

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed the following person as a member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU). This appointment is from 11th December 2017 to 20th March 2021. Biography of Professor Emeritus Fred Pow ...

Latest GP workforce figures are 'very disappointing', says College

She said: "This is very disappointing news- and frustrating as even a small drop in GP ...

Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix for Nursing achieves positive patient outcomes and a better work environment

Minister for Health visits hospital implementing the safe nurse staffing programme The Minister for Health, Simon Harris today (Thursday) visited Beaumont Hospital, one of three hospitals currently implementing the Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing and Sk ...

Individualized, supportive care key to positive childbirth experience, says WHO

WHO has issued new recommendations to establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions. Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for w ...

Independent report: SACN annual report 2017

This report provides a summary of the work of SACN and its working groups and subgroup, along with details of members’ declarations of interest and their biographies. The SACN home page provides more information on the committee. ...

The Food Standards Agency welcomes Birmingham Halal Abattoir Ltd fine

Birmingham Halal Abattoir Ltd has been convicted and ordered to pay more than £18, 000 for failing to undergo the required meat inspections. ...

Communications Climate Action & Environment Committee continues hearings on National Broadband Plan

The Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment will continue its hearings on the National Broadband Plan when it meets with officials from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and The Environment on Thursday, 15 February 2018. ...

Statement of the Sixteenth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus

14 February 2017 – The sixteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director General on 7 February 2018 at WHO headquarters with me ...

Minister Byrne launches new Codes of Practice for the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks

Minister of State for Health Promotion, Catherine Byrne TD, today (Wednesday) launched new voluntary Codes of Practice for the advertising and marketing of food and non-alcoholic drinks. The purpose of the Codes, which have been agreed with the food indus ...

Non-Broadcast Media Advertising and Marketing of Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, including Sponsorship and Retail Product Placement: Voluntary Codes of Practice

In 2016 the Government approved and published ‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan, 2016 – 2025’ with a clear target of reversing obesity trends. ...

Appointment to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

On the nomination of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA), the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed the following person as a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).  This appointment is from 15 February ...

14th Annual National Health Summit, Opening Address by Simon Harris, T.D., Minister for Health – Thursday 8th February, 2018

Health of the Nation: Creating a responsive, accessible and sustainable health service I am delighted to be here with you today. I would like to thank the organisers for their kind invitation to attend and address you all. This is now the 14th year of thi ...

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