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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 ...

Minister Byrne announces €2.28m for 12 strategic initiatives to implement the National Drugs Strategy

The Minister of State with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, today (Tuesday) announced the allocation of an additional €2.28 million over three years for 12 strategic health initiatives to address pri ...

An Post to appear before the Joint Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment to discuss post office and Cork mail centre closures

An Post will discuss the closure of its mail centre in Cork and the future of the post office network at a meeting of the Oireachtas Communications Committee tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 September in Leinster House, Committee Room 2 at 3p.m. ...

Minister for Health announces €20 million funding for 122 Sláintecare projects

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Monday) announced the successful applicants for the €20 million Sláintecare Integration Fund. Over 477 projects applied for the Integration Fund and 122 projects from across the country were successful. The s ...

The Department of Health is going Ploughing

The Department of Health is going on tour… and we want to meet you. The Department of Health is to attend the Ploughing Championship next week and we want to meet you. Over the course of the three day event, we want to talk to you about: – our new skin ca ...

Minister for Health seeks European Commission approval to regulate alcohol promotions

Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D., has notified the European Commission of his plans to regulate promotions that incentivise alcohol consumption. The regulations, which are provided for under section 23 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act, will aim to ...

Guidance: Air quality: UK guidelines for volatile organic compounds in indoor spaces

This review proposes guidelines to improve population health and raise awareness of selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in UK homes and offices. ...

Minister for Health welcomes new report showing increase in survival rates for cancer

Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D has today welcomed the publication of a new report on cancer survival rates across seven high-income countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom) The report has found 5-ye ...

New Chair appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food

Chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Heather Hancock has announced the appointment of Professor Bill Keevil as independent Chair to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF). ...

Minister Harris hosts Key Health Stakeholder Event – Brexit Preparedness Update

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD yesterday (Tuesday) hosted the third key Brexit stakeholder event at the Department of Health for representatives from the pharmaceutical and medtech industries, the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the Irish Pharmacy ...

Guidance: Smoking and tobacco: applying All Our Health

Evidence and guidance to help healthcare professionals integrate treatment for tobacco dependency into routine clinical care. ...

News story: Public Health England launches new infectious disease strategy

The new strategy addresses current and future threats to health, including antibiotic resistance and health inequalities. ...

Research and analysis: Health profile for England: 2019

The third annual report combining data and knowledge with information from other sources to give a broad picture of the health of people in England in 2019. ...

Open consultation: Public health apprenticeships: community-centred roles

We are asking for feedback from employers and front-line workers to inform the development of a public health apprenticeship for community-centred roles. ...

Oral Microbiology and Immunology, 3rd Edition

The field of oral microbiology has seen fundamental conceptual changes in recent years. Microbial communities are now seen as the fundamental etiological agent in oral diseases through their interface with host inflammatory responses. Study of structured ...

Better access to alternative therapies needed to reverse prescribing trends, says RCGP

She said: "This report analyses prescribing data for medications that when prescribed appropriately can be effective and beneficial for many patients – and it shows that the vast majority of prescriptions issued are short term, and that we are seeing ...

Guidance: Healthier weight conversations: support for professionals

Outlining the shared commitment of professional organisations working together to support the public health workforce to have healthier weight conversations. ...

Research and analysis: Prescribed medicines review: report

Report of the review of the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines. ...

Minister for Health launches new alliance aimed at improving vaccination rates and reducing vaccine hesitancy

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD has today (Tuesday) launched the Vaccine Alliance aimed at boosting the uptake of childhood vaccines and reducing vaccine hesitancy. The Alliance will include healthcare professionals, policy makers, patient advocates, ...

Guidance: Dialysis water scheme: sample instruction sheets and video

This external quality assessment (EQA) scheme is suitable for laboratories in the water testing and clinical microbiology sectors. ...

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