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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 ...

Ulster University establishes new partnerships with Chinese government to further develop student and faculty engagement

Four of Ulster University’s leading experts in the fields of healthcare, engineering, stratified medicine and green and innovative SME’s join Northern Ireland delegation to China for the Dalian Leaders Summit. ...

Ulster University joins with Sport NI and the PHA in commitment to Wellbeing in Sport

Ulster University joins with Sport NI and the PHA in commitment to Wellbeing in Sport ...

Communications Committee to question RTÉ Director General on Annual Report 2017, Independent Review of Role and Gender Equality Report & review by European Broadcasting Union

Representatives from RTÉ, led by Director General Dee Forbes, will be before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment tomorrow. ...

Promotional material: Bowel scope screening enema: how to use

Leaflet provided by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) before having bowel scope screening. ...

Invitation to a Dialogue: Exploring Cross Border Cultural Policy in Practice

Organised by  the North South Social Innovation Network and Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland We invite those engaging in the amateur, voluntary, commercial and publicly-subsidised cultural sector to explore a range of questions on cross border exchange ...

Health Committee to hear from Speech & Language Therapists on issues around new procedure for assessment of need

Select Committee to meet with Minister to discuss Children’s Health Bill 2018 ...

Housing Committee to discuss use of public land

The Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government will meet tomorrow at 9am in Committee Room 1, Leinster House. ...

Minister for Health publishes the report of Mr Justice Charles Meenan on an alternative system for dealing with claims arising out of CervicalCheck

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has today published the report of Mr Justice Charles Meenan on an alternative system for dealing with claims arising out of CervicalCheck. Judge Meenan was tasked by Government in August with identifying further mechan ...

Judge Meenan Report on an alternative system for dealing with claims arising from CervicalCheck

Judge Meenan Report on an alternative system for dealing with claims arising from CervicalCheck Cover letter from Judge Meenan to Minister Harris ...

Appointments and Re-appointments to National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Following nomination by the Chair of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D. has re-appointed the following persons as members of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. These appointments ...

Linda Hickey and Dr Sarah Doyle Appointed to the Irish Blood Transfusion Board

Following a Public Appointments Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has appointed Ms Linda Hickey as Chair of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) Board for a period of up to three years with effect from 20th August 2 ...

News story: New physical activity resource for health professionals

A new resource that will improve conversations about physical activity between patients and healthcare professionals has been launched. ...

Minister Finian McGrath officially opens Windrock Respite Centre for people with disabilities and their families in Co Wexford

Minister for Disability Issues Finian McGrath TD, today officially opened a new respite house in Co Wexford to support people with disabilities and their families. The Minister said, “This Government is committed to providing a range of accessible respite ...

Appointment of Mr Eamonn Grennan to the Physiotherapists Registration Board

Following a Public Appointments Service (PAS) campaign, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., with the consent of the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, has appointed the following non-professional member to the Physiotherapists Regis ...

Appointment to the National Haemophilia Council

4th September 2018 The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, has appointed Dr Cleona Duggan to the National Haemophilia Council with effect from the 4th September 2018 to the 3rd September 2021. ...

Know your rights: Flu vaccine

Question I’m thinking of getting the flu vaccine. Can you tell me about this vaccine? Answer Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can get it. However some groups are at greater risk of complications if they get the flu. Thi ...

Loneliness Strategy is a ‘great result’ for GPs and patients, but we need more detail on funding and how it will work in practice, says College

She said: “Today’s announcement is a great result for GPs and for patients. The College has been at the forefront of campaigning to highlight the adverse health implications of loneliness and this shows how much impact we have had in a short space of time ...

RCGP Northern Ireland announces GP of the Year winner and GP Practice of the Year for 2018

This patient-nominated award recognises excellence in medicine and the exceptional care that has been provided to patients by a family practitioner in Northern Ireland. Nominating Dr Jackson, patient Helen Todd said: “When my husband was diagnosed with br ...

News story: New support launched for disabled adults to improve health

A PHE world-leading evidence review and UK Chief Medical Officer physical activity infographic has been launched for disabled adults. ...

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