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For your heart's sake stop smoking

On World Heart Day, 29 September 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all smokers to stop smoking and reduce their risk of developing heart disease (cardiovascular disease- CVD) or suffering a stroke or a heart attack.Heart disease is one of the ...

Rabies- it can be a fatal bite

Rabies is a preventable disease, but it kills up to 55,000 people each year. Therefore on World Rabies Day, 28 September 2011, the Public Health Agency (PHA) wants to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of seeking medical advice on whet ...

New interactive resource feeds children's curiosity

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and safefood today (Wednesday 22 June) officially launched Eat, Taste and Grow, a new interactive curriculum based education resource  to help increase awareness among primary school children of the origins of their food, lo ...

Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity in Asymptomatic Older Persons

Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is the most commonly reported cause of falls and syncope in older persons. Recent guidelines recommend 5 to 10 seconds of carotid sinus massage in supine and upright positions with beat-to-beat monitoring. The aim of this st ...

24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring is unhelpful in the investigation of older persons with recurrent falls

John Davison, Steven Brady and Rose Anne KennyBackground: although frequently used in the assessment of patients with falls, it is unclear whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography contributes to their assessment in older persons.Objective: to identi ...

Autonomic Function Is Impaired in Elderly Stroke Survivors

From the Institute for Ageing and Health (A.M., S.K., L.A., R.A.K.), Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne; the Centre for Health Services Research (I.N.S.), School of Population and Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Public Health ...

Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

This editorial refers to ‘Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events’, by G. Devlin et al., on page 1275.In the well developed ...

Age does not hamper the response to pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD patients

Background: pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves health status and exercise tolerance, but not respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to identify predictors of improvement in the 6-min walke ...

Age Related Outcome in Acute Subdural Haematoma Following Traumatic Head Injury

1Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 92Department of General Surgery, Wexford General Hospital, WexfordAbstractAcute subdural haematoma (ASDH) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury.1 Reports ...

Five year prognosis in patients with angina identified in primary care: incident cohort study

Brian S Buckley, Cochrane research fellow1, Colin R Simpson, research fellow2, David J McLernon, research fellow3, Andrew W Murphy, professor of general practice4, Philip C Hannaford, NHS Grampian chair of primary care and head of division of applied heal ...

Exercise Effects on Bone Mineral Density, Falls, Coronary Risk Factors, and Health Care Costs in Older Women

The Randomized Controlled Senior Fitness and Prevention (SEFIP) Study Wolfgang Kemmler, PhD; Simon von Stengel, PhD; Klaus Engelke, PhD; Lothar Häberle, PhD; Willi A. Kalender, PhD, MD  Background  Physical exercise affects many risk factors and diseases ...

Type 2 Diabetes for people with a Learning Disability

    Public Health Agency Diabetes, Learning disability    Pictorial information about type 2 diabetes for people with a learning disability. Chronic Conditions Conditions Diabetes Obesity Research and Evaluation Other Outputs http://www.publichealthagency ...

This one's got a phobia of doctors. Thankfully, you can do the bowel cancer test at home

This poster highlights the bowel cancer screening programme is being introduced for all 60 to 71 year olds. If you are in this age group a kit will be sent by post so you can do the test at home. You are encouraged to look out for the kit as it could save ...

Why did I take the bowel cancer test? It's simple, I've got a lot more living to do

This poster highlights the bowel cancer screening programme is being introduced for all 60 to 71 year olds. If you are in this age group a kit will be sent by post so you can do the test at home. You are encouraged to look out for the kit as it could save ...

I had bowel cancer but I didn't have any symptoms. That's why I'm urging you to take the test

This poster highlights the importance of taking the bowel cancer screening test which will be posted out to you if you are aged 60-71 years old. You are encouraged to look out for the kit as it could save your life. Public Health Agency Bowel Cancer, Scre ...

Want to stop smoking

This poster was published as part of the 'Want to stop!' smoking cessation campaign that centred on the PHA's public information website www.want2stop.info The website also allows the user to create a personalised quit plan to suit their ne ...

Passive smoking there's nothing passive about it

This poster highlights how passive smoking increases your risk of lung cancer, heart disease, asthma and stroke. Public Health Agency Smoking, Second-hand smoke, Passive smoking, Smoke-free This poster highlights how passive smoking increases your risk of ...

One breath two lives

This poster highlights the fact that cigarette smoke breathed in by the mother reaches her unborn baby and directs women to the Smokers' Helpline. Public Health Agency Smoking, Passive smoking, Pregnant woman, Unborn child This poster highlights the ...

Every cigarette is doing your baby damage

This poster highlights the fact that smoking while pregnant increases the risk of low birth weight, premature birth, stillbirth and cot death, and directs women to the Smokers' Helpline. Public Health Agency Smoking, Passive smoking, Second-hand smok ...

Every cigarette is doing you damage

This poster was produced as part of the PHA's public information campaign on smoking. Public Health Agency Smoking, Tobacco, Smoking Cessation, Nicotine This poster was produced as part of the PHA's public information campaign on smoking. Chroni ...

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