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New warnings issued over deadly DNP 'diet drug'

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More Brits than ever are living with cancer

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Study examines quick and simple 'dementia test'

"Alzheimer's disease: 15-minute test could spot early sign of dementia," reports The Daily Telegraph. The news is based on a US study that examined the so-called Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) as a screening tool for men ...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week starts today

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Caranua – supporting survivors of institutional abuse

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Cervical cancer screening saves lives

Published date:  Mon, 20/01/2014 Directorate:  Service Development and Screening During Cervical Cancer Awareness week (19-25 January) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding women to take up invites to have a regular screening test for cervical cancer ...

Don’t be ‘blue’ this Monday

Published date:  Mon, 20/01/2014- 12:01am Directorate:  Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Today has been dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ in light of claims that it is the “most depressing day of the year”, and while the science behind it remains to be proven, t ...

Preventing chronic conditions among ethnic minorities and improving access to services

Preventing chronic conditions among ethnic minorities and improving access to services ...

NICE support for local authorities on improving access to health and social care services

Support for local authorities to improve access to health and social care services for people who don?t routinely use them is the focus of a new NICE local government briefing. ...

McCausland: Are you getting all the benefits, services and supports you are entitled to?

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland is urging people in the Strabane council area to check they are receiving all the benefits, services and supports they are entitled to. ...

Partnership working can tackle anti-social behaviour- Ford

Justice Minister David Ford has hosted a seminar to help clarify the roles and responsibilities of organisations in tackling anti-social behaviour. ...

Foster comments on latest labour market and economic output figures

Figures released today for the period September- November 2013 show that the Northern Ireland Labour Force Survey unemployment rate remained unchanged over the quarter (7.3%). ...

Latest drug-related death figures

The number of drug-related deaths in Ireland has increased from 597 in 2010, to 607 in 2011 according to the latest figures published by the Health Research Board (HRB). ...

HRB publishes latest drug-related death figures

The number of drug-related deaths in Ireland has increased from 597 in 2010, to 607 in 2011 according to the latest figures published by the Health Research Board (HRB). ...

Learning Matters newsletter (Number 1 December 2013)

Wed, 22/01/2014 Directorate:  Nursing Format:  A4 PDF, 6 pages Target group:  Health Professionals The Public Health Agency and the Health and Social Care Board are committed to improving the quality of services in Northern Ireland. ...

Family support for the elderly is stronger in poor Indian households

Poor families, especially in rural India, have stronger intergenerational support systems and are more likely to provide elderly care than middle class families.   In a lecture at the 'International Conference on Ageing Well – Management and Social C ...

Central heating could be contributing to obesity

“Overheated homes and offices adding to weighty problem,” The Daily Telegraph reports. Dutch researchers have argued that the widespread use of central heating stops people’s bodies using up energy to stay warm, which could be helping drive up obesity lev ...

Social welfare rates of payment – SW19

The Department of Social Protection’s SW19 booklet lists the rates for social welfare payments in 2014 – including payments for children, jobseekers, older people and people with disabilities. It also contains the percentage rates of PRSI (Pay-Related Soc ...

Appealing to the Republic of Letters: An Autopsy of Anti-venereal Trials in Eighteenth-century Mexico

This study analyses the narrative elements of a little-known report into anti-venereal trials written by an Irish military physician-surgeon, Daniel O'Sullivan (1760– c.1797). It explores the way in which O'Sullivan as the narrator of the Histor ...

When it Hurts to Look: Interpreting the Interior of the Victorian Woman

The use of the vaginal speculum was as important to Victorian doctors who struggled to professionalise the fields of gynaecology and obstetrics as it was controversial, especially when such doctors were men attending to women of respectable class status. ...

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