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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 ...

Appointment of Professor Colm O’Herlihy to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Following nomination by the Medical Council, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris T.D. has appointed Professor Colm O’Herlihy to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.   Professor Colm O’Herlihy,  MD, FRCPI, FRCOG, FRANZCOG   CURRENT POSITION ...

Promotional material: MERS-CoV: advice for people visiting healthcare settings

Infographics giving advice on Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) for patients visiting healthcare settings, in a range of languages. ...

Ulster University and Randox team up to support athletes of the future

Ulster University has joined forces with global healthcare company Randox Laboratories Ltd, in a major university-wide sports sponsorship deal. ...

Press release: One person quits smoking every 80 seconds in England

PHE encourages people to join in the mass quit attempt, Stoptober, and get the right stop smoking support for them. ...

Event: Weight Management & Appetite – A transferable skills workshop. November 1, 2018

This workshop organised by the ASO Yorkshire Network Group is an excellent opportunity to learn from researchers and develop presentation, communication and networking skills.  It will be of particular interest to  early career researchers  who will have ...

Summary of discussions at FSA Board meeting 19 September 2018

At its quarterly meeting today, the Food Standards Agency Board discussions included: further elements of the regulatory reform programme (Regulating Our Future or ROF); progress on food and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including in the dairy sector; it ...

NAMA to face questioning from PAC on its loan sales and housing delivery

Representatives of NAMA will be before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) tomorrow, 20th September, to discuss their annual financial statements and the C&AG Special Report 102 – National Asset Management Agency Second Progress Report, which was publ ...

Climate Action Committee to focus on energy generation as it continues hearings on Citizens’ Assembly Report

The Joint Committee on Climate Action will hear from Marie Donnelly, former Director Renewables, Research & Innovation and Energy Efficiency at DG Energy of the European Commission at its meeting on Wednesday, 20 September. ...

Storm Ali – social welfare payments affected

Due to the stormy weather, some Intreo Centres and Branch Offices are closed or only offering limited services today. Services in some post offices are also disrupted. Customers who are due to attend these offices today should contact the office tomorrow, ...

Minister for Health marks Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Each year in Ireland around 700 people are diagnosed with mouth, head or neck cancer; this mainly affects older men but can also affect women and younger people. Speaking today (Wednesday), Minister for Health Simon Harris TD said “I would encourage every ...

Minister for Health launches HPV Vaccine Information Campaign

Minister Harris, acknowledging the ongoing work of the HSE to promote HPV immunisation and counteract misinformation, said “I am pleased to see the large increase in uptake of the HPV vaccine which reflects the work carried out across the medical communit ...

Water Advisory Board Chair to appear before Housing Committee

The Chair of the Water Advisory Body (WAB), Mr Paul McGowan, will appear before the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government tomorrow, the 18th of September. ...

Progress on HSE Board as Government notes the appointment of Mr Ciarán Devane as Chairperson

Following a Public Appointments Service campaign to identify potential candidates to chair the Board of the Health Service Executive, Government today noted that Mr Ciarán Devane is the Minister for Health’s designated Chairperson for this role. Mr Devane ...

Health Committee to hear from experts on abortion provision in Ireland

Clinical guidelines and the licensing of abortion medication in light of the referendum to repeal the Eight Amendment will be on the agenda when the Health Committee sits tomorrow, 19th of September. ...

Guidance: Cardiovascular disease in South West England

This report assesses cardiovascular disease in the South West. It focuses on risk factors, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. ...

Broadband installation issues on Communications Committee agenda as it meets with Eir Chief Executive Carolan Lennon

Carolan Lennon, Chief Executive of Eir and Eir’s Director of Regulatory and Public Policy Gary Healy will appear before a meeting of the Communications, Climate Action and Environment Committee on Tuesday, 18 September as it resumes its hearings on broadb ...

Guidance: Routine childhood immunisation schedule

Information for health professionals on childhood immunisations. ...

Ministers Harris and Daly open ‘Changing Direction’ Conference – Augmenting Mental Health Services

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for Mental Health Jim Daly TD today (Monday) opened the ‘Changing Direction’ Conference in the Convention Centre in Dublin. The purpose of the conference is to begin a nationwide discussion about how best t ...

Minister Harris welcomes decision to defer industrial action by Section 39 workers

“I welcome the deferral of industrial action by SIPTU and I’m pleased that key healthcare services will not be disrupted on Tuesday. It is recognised that Section 39 agencies provide vital services to often the most vulnerable in our society. ...

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