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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. ...

Does putting the clocks forward make IVF more likely to fail?

"Miscarriages for women on IVF 'double when the clocks go forward because the loss of an hour in bed puts more stress on a mother-to-be's body'," reports the Mail on Sunday about a study of more than 1,500 cycles of  IVF treatment ...

Guidance: Unintentional injuries: prevention in children under 5 years

This guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years and covers the 5 injury priorities: choking, suffocation and strangulation falls burns and scalds poisoning drowni ...

Communications, Climate Change & Environment Committee to resume hearings on impact of Brexit on Energy Market

The Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee will continue its hearings on the impact of Brexit on the Irish energy market when it meets with representatives from the Commission for Energy Regulation, Eirgrid, ESB and the Sustainable Energy ...

Research and analysis: HIV: London annual data spotlight

HIV remains an important public health problem in London with high and increasing rates of HIV and evidence of sustained HIV transmission in men who have sex with men (MSM). ...

GPs doing a good job at having difficult conversations about weight management with patients, says RCGP

“GPs understand that combatting obesity is complicated, and there are many reasons, both physical and psychological, why patients become overweight. “We are highly trained to have non-judgemental conversations with patients about sensitive issues, and to ...

Minister for Health welcomes agreement to avert SIPTU industrial action

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has welcomed the standing down of the threat of industrial action by SIPTU support staff grades after the HSE and the Union reached understandings on outstanding issues relating to Job Evaluation, Interns and ED person ...

Correspondence: Vaccine update: issue 259, February 2017

This February edition contains: pre-natal pertussis coverage new publications including the hepatitis B resources vaccine supply information reporting vaccine adverse events ...

Fasting diet may help regenerate a diabetic pancreas

The Headlines Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'. BBC News, February 24 2017 Hope ...

Waitrose recalls Frozen 2 Breaded Haddock Fillets because of incorrect allergen labelling

Waitrose is recalling a batch of its Frozen 2 Breaded Haddock Fillets because it was incorrectly packaged with battered haddock fillets, which contain milk and mustard. This means the product contains undeclared mustard and milk and this is a possible heal ...

82% of NI population worried political instability will delay essential healthcare reform

The value of health care services provided in the community by general practitioners was acknowledged in the survey results and 84% of people who use GP services agreed that we need more GPs in Northern Ireland to ensure people get the health care they ne ...

News story: Avian flu confirmed at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small flock of chickens at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the ris ...

Link between herpes in pregnancy and autism is unconfirmed

"'WOMEN infected with herpes while they are pregnant are twice as likely to have a child with autism', " The Sun reports. The headline is prompted by a study looking at whether maternal infections during pregnancy are associated with t ...

Minister Byrne welcomes the release of the Regional Results of the 2014/15 Drugs Survey

Minister for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, TD, today welcomed the release of the regional results of the 2014/15 Drug Prevalence Survey. The new Bulletin presents the key findings at a local level from the fourth drug preva ...

Press release: New measures to protect against Avian Flu

source of infection. Further details of these cases are available in our rolling news story. Background ...

Guidance: Breast screening: practical evaluation of Fujifilm Innovality

This report describes the evaluation of the practical performance of the Fujifilm AMULET Innovality digital mammography system. It includes information about: practical aspects of screening results of quality control tests radiographers’ views on using th ...

Five-a-day of fruit and veg is good, but '10 is better'

Sky News, February 23 2017 Eat 10 fruit and veg a day for a longer life, not five. The Daily ...

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