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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 ...

Young people’s annual statistics from NDTMS released today

The latest 2015-16 young people’s statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) show that there were 17,077 young people (under the age of 18) in substance misuse services,. ...

Can exercise offset some of the harms of regular drinking?

"Adults who booze regularly but exercise for five hours a week are no more likely to die than teetotallers," the Mail Online reports. ...

2017 NDTMS reporting consultation

Public Health England (PHE) is keen to gather information on how the reports and toolkits from the NDTMS (National Drug Monitoring Treatment System) are being used in the current operating environm. ...

Detailed guide: Paraguay: migrant health guide

Culture, politics and history BBC News and The World Factbook provide background information on the ...

Moderate drinking may reduce heart disease risk

"A daily pint or glass of wine can slash the chances of a suffering heart attack by a third," reports The Sun. Researchers found that people who drank alcohol within moderate drinking guidelines were less likely to have a first episode of a rang ...

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks 'may be a risky cocktail'

BBC News, March 21 2017 Mixing alcohol and energy drinks can make nights out more dangerous, ...

HSE Director General to attend PAC meeting to clarify committee record

Health Service Executive Director General Tony O’Brien will attend a special meeting of the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow afternoon to clarify the record in relation to the HSE meeting with the PAC of 2 February 2016. ...

Press release: Screening pregnant women for GBS not recommended

Following a further comprehensive review of the evidence, the independent expert screening committee has not recommended a national screening programme for GBS in pregnancy. The test currently available cannot accurately distinguish between those mothers ...

The pill provides 'lifelong protection against some cancers'

"hormonal contraception" in general. These uncertainties aside, this study provides reassuring news for ...

Recent Appointments to the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU)

With the consent of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has re-appointed the following person as a Member of the Health and Social Care Professionals Council.  This appointment is with effect from 21 ...

Craig Foods recalls Slemish assorted pastries and cupcakes because they contain milk (Northern Ireland only)

Craig Foods is recalling their Slemish Assorted Pastries and Cupcakes because they contain milk which is not mentioned on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents. ...

Helplines Network NI leaflet

Wed, 22/03/2017 Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Format:  A4 Target group:  General public Helplines Network NI was established in 2013 in collaboration between the Public Health Agency (PHA) and locally based helplines to promote effe ...

Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs to focus on impact of Brexit on border communities

The Future of community, social and economic development and cooperation in border counties will be on the agenda of the Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs tomorrow, Thursday, 23 March 2017. ...

Pill study should reassure millions of women workdwide, says RCGP

“Millions of women worldwide who use the combined oral contraceptive pill should be reassured by this comprehensive research that they are not at increased risk of cancer as a result – and that taking the pill might actually decrease their risk of certain ...

Minister Harris addresses Future of Health Care Committee on future direction of Health Policy

The Minister for Health Simon Harris today addressed the Committee on the Future of Health Care and set out his views on the future direction of health policy. “I was delighted to have an opportunity to address the Committee today and welcome its work to ...

Opening Statement by Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D. to the Committee on the Future of Healthcare

*check against delivery* Chair, Members of the Committee I welcome this opportunity to meet with you today, and to set out some of my views of the Future Direction of Health Policy. ...

WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

World TB Day 2017 – Unite efforts to leave no one behind ...

Health Committee to consider legislation on Supervised Injecting Facilities

21 March 2017 ...

Overweight young men 'more likely to get severe liver disease'

liver cancer'. ITV News, March 21 2017 Fat chance of being healthy! Men who are overweight as teens ...

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