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HRB Board appoints Graham Love as Chief Executive

Dr Graham Love will take up the position of Chief Executive at the Health Research Board in March 2014. ...

HRB Board appoints Graham Love as Chief Executive

Dr Graham Love will take up the position of Chief Executive at the Health Research Board in March 2014. ...

Health Research Board invests €9 million in new research leaders

22 new research jobs in the pipeline as a result of the new initiative. ...

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). ...

Kids with rare diseases to benefit from new genetic tests

HRB-funded researchers at Crumlin Children's Hospital and University College Dublin (UCD) have developed new genetic tests that will speed up diagnosis of rare diseases in children and help avoid the need for invasive procedures. The tests will be lau ...

New Irish guidelines will protect small babies in the womb

Building on their discovery last year that is re-writing the rule books on care of babies in the womb, Irish researchers have developed the first Irish Clinical Practice Guidelines on Fetal Growth Restriction. The guidelines will be published on 6 March 20 ...

40,000 cases treated for problem alcohol use over five years- HRB report latest figures

More than 40,000 cases were treated for problem alcohol use between 2008 and 2012 according to new figures from the Health Research Board (HRB). ...

New report reveals the latest drug trends in Europe

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish the European drug report 2014: trends and developments today. This report summarises the latest trends across the 28 EU member states, and Norway and Turkey. Accompanying the ...

Irish Alcohol Diaries 2013: New figures reveal 75% of alcohol is consumed as part of binge session

New figures published today by the Health Research Board confirm that Irish drinking patterns are harmful and almost one in fourteen drinkers meet criteria for dependent drinking. The figures were captured as part of the first National Alcohol Diary Survey ...

New Irish research sheds light on how aspirin works to reduce cancer deaths

Researchers funded by the Health Research Board and Irish Cancer Society have discovered that women who had been prescribed aspirin regularly before being diagnosed with breast cancer are less likely to have cancer that spread to the lymph-nodes than women ...

New Irish cancer clinical trial takes centre stage at major US conference

A new Irish clinical trial funded by the Health Research Board has revealed that you can achieve the same results with less radiation and fewer doses for patients with malignant spinal cord compression. ...

Intellectual Disability Services- HRB publish latest figures on current use and future demand

The Health Research Board (HRB) published today the Annual Report of the National Intellectual Disability Database Committee 2013. The report, based on data from 27,691 people, highlights service provision levels in 2013 along with estimates of future serv ...

Minister Varadkar announces €13.5M for research into cancer, antibiotics & other vital treatments

Cancer, asthma, kidney injuries and antibiotics are just some of the areas likely to benefit from €13.5 million in funding for new health research projects announced today by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar. ...

Varadkar announces €850,000 investment for research into rare diseases

Five charities will provide matching funding bringing total investment to €1.9M. They will share €850,000 in State funding to take part in international research into rare medical conditions, including respiratory infections and retinal blindness. ...

Varadkar announces research to improve patient monitoring in Emergency Departments

The research is one of two new HRB-funded projects aimed specifically at tackling quality and patient safety issues. ...

HRB reports latest drug-related deaths figures

The number of drug-related deaths has decreased slightly from 645 in 2011 to 633 in 2012*, according to the latest figures published by the Health Research Board (HRB). A total of 350 people died as a result of poisoning (i.e. toxic effect of drug(s) in th ...

HRB publishes expert review of strategy

A panel of international experts has conducted an in-depth review of the Health Research Board (HRB) strategic business plan 2010-2014. Their role was to determine how well the organisation performed against its’ objectives over the five years of the strat ...

Major investment in human genome research by joint SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust funding

Professor Brian McStay, from NUI Galway has secured €1.5 funding from the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership to study uncharacterised regions of the genome that could advance our understanding of a wide range of human diseases. ...

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) and the link to chronic diseases in later life

HRB-funded researchers at University College Cork have found people with multimorbidity (that is two or more chronic diseases at the same time) were more likely to report having adverse experiences in childhood than people without multimorbidity. The study ...

HRB invests €10 million in four new clinical trial networks

Stroke patients, mothers and babies, primary care and intensive care patients will all benefit from the four new clinical trial networks, which will improve people’s health and patient care by addressing important research questions. ...

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