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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,. ...

MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2018

*Please note that the ‘opening’ and ‘closing dates’ on the HRB award notice webpage are for administrative purposes only and do not represent dates for submission of applications. For actual call opening and closing dates, please see the websites of the i ...

It should always be a patient's choice to disclose sexuality, says RCGP

She said: "A patient's sexuality can potentially have an impact on some aspects of their healthcare, so it is certainly helpful for a GP to know so that we can take it into account when making a diagnosis or recommending treatments- but it shoul ...

Shahnaz Food Products Ltd recalls Mr Naga Hot Pepper Pickle because of undeclared mustard

Shahnaz Food Products Ltd is recalling its Mr Naga Hot Pepper Pickle because it contains mustard which is not declared on the label. This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to mustard. ...

Dr Google can be useful- but it is not a medically trained professional

"The point to get across is that Dr Google is not a medically trained professional, whilst GPs clearly are. And reputable websites, such as NHS Choices, produced by clinicians, can be incredibly useful, but people need to be cautious as there is also ...

Growing patient lists are a concern for GPs, says RCGP

"As a result, many GP practices are seeing escalating patient lists they simply can't deal with- although we must recognise that sometimes increasing list numbers are due to practices merging and pooling their resources. "We desperately nee ...

Highlights from the RCGP Annual Conference- Day 3

As this year's Royal College of GPs' Annual Conference comes to a close, Jako Burger, professor in personalised care at Maastricht University, The Netherlands, will discuss whether Dutch GPs are happier than their UK colleagues, and why. Profess ...

Attack on vaccines sets back immunization efforts in eastern Syrian Arab Republic

The World Health Organization has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that has destroyed the only vaccines cold room in al-Mayadeen district, Deir Ezzor Governorate. ...

Minister Harris updates Government on Sláintecare and announces:

– An Impact Study on Private Care in Public Hospitals, with Dr Donal de Buitléir named as Chair – A Public Consultation on the future alignment of hospitals groups and community health organisation – Plans to establish a Board to oversee HSE performance ...

Know Your Rights: Benefits for carers

Question I will need to take time out from work to provide full-time care for my father. What is available for people in my situation? Answer (September 2017) There are several entitlements available to you. In order for you to qualify, the person you are ...

Policy paper: PHE Cancer Board plan

The PHE Cancer Board Plan 2017 to 2021 outlines the approach to co-ordinating our cancer work for the next 5 years. ...

Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution to consider health care issues

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eight Amendment will focus on health care issues when it holds two meetings in public session this week. ...

Highlights from the RCGP Annual Conference- Day 2

Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall will deliver the John Hunt lecture today in front of almost 2000 GPs and primary care professionals on the second day of the Royal College of GPs' Annual Conference in Liverpool. Professor John ...

Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound, 2nd Edition

  Featuring contributions from internationally recognized experts in point-of-care sonography, Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Second Edition combines a wealth of images with clear, succinct text to help beginners, as well as experienced sonographers, ...

Mental Health in China: Change, Tradition and Therapeutic Governance

  China's massive economic restructuring in recent decades has generated alarming incidences of mental disorder affecting over one hundred million people. This timely book provides an anthropological analysis of mental health in China through an expl ...

Mental Health in China: Change, Tradition and Therapeutic Governance

  China's massive economic restructuring in recent decades has generated alarming incidences of mental disorder affecting over one hundred million people. This timely book provides an anthropological analysis of mental health in China through an expl ...

The Wiley Handbook of Disruptive and Impulse-Control Disorders

  The definitive reference to the policies and practices for treating disruptive and impulse-control disorders, edited by renowned experts ...

Managing Tic and Habit Disorders: A Cognitive Psychophysiological Treatment Approach with Acceptance Strategies

  A pioneering guide for the management of tics and habit disorders Managing Tic and Habit Disorders: A Cognitive Psychophysiological Approach with Acceptance Strategies is a complete client and therapist program for dealing with tics and habit disorders. ...

Antibiotics Manual: A Guide to commonly used antimicrobials

  A comprehensive compendium of all commonly used antibiotics, including indications, side effects, dosage information, and drug/food interactions ...

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