Public consultation on revised European Tobacco Products Directive

European Tobacco Products Directive – a Consultation The Department of Health, Friday, 16th October 2015, commenced a public consultation on transposition of the revised European Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU). This aims to harmonise laws on tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, facilitating the smooth functioning of the internal market while assuring a high level of public…

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Giving life saving rescue medicines

More people can give life saving medicines MinisterVaradkar has signed a new law to allow trained members of the public to administer life saving rescue medicines.  Pharmacists have also been given legal permission to administer more vaccines. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has signed new laws allowing life-saving rescue medicines to be administered by trained…

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Epilepsy Ireland call for funding proposals

MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2016 Epilepsy Ireland recently launched a call for proposals. See Epilepsy Ireland website Epilepsy Ireland encourages proposals for all research including basic, clinical, psychosocial and health services research. Proposals covering  one or more of the following research areas are welcome in this funding round: Development of improved diagnosis, treatments or support…

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Call for All to Support Dignity in Mental Health

PRESS RELEASE European Institute of Women’s Health Calls on All to Support Dignity in Mental Health 10 October 2015—The European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) invites its members, friends and colleagues to join us in recognition of World Mental Health Day 2015 to highlight mental health issues that women and their families across Europe encounter.This…

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Equal number by gender of parliamentary candidates.

Equal number of male and female parliamentary candidates. NICOLA Sturgeon is underlining  support for a legislated candidate quotas of 50 per cent women for all political parties by 2020. The Scottish First Minister is speaking at a conference next month organised by the Women 50:50 campaign that was recently awarded funding by the Joseph Rowntree…

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Blood test simplifies a diagnosis of heart attacks

Diagnosis cuts time and cost for people with chest pains One simple blood test can rule out a diagnosis of a heart attack in 2 of 3  patients going to emergency departments complaining of chest pain. Over a million people visit A&E departments with acute chest pain a year near their heart compared to 188,000…

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uk: Pregnant women should not touch one drop of alcohol

Pregnant women should not touch a drop of alcohol, as there is no evidence of a “safe” threshold, say doctors. Writing in the BMJ, experts in paediatrics and pregnancy said women planning a family were being given too much “conflicting advice” which could put their child at risk. Mary Mather, a retired paediatrician, and Kate…

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uk: No evidence of “safe” level of alcohol for pregnant women.

Pregnant women should not touch a drop of alcohol, because there is no evidence of a “safe” threshold, doctors have said.   Experts in paediatrics and pregnancy writing in the BMJ, said women planning a family were being given too much “conflicting advice” which could put their child at risk.  Mary Mather, a retired paediatrician, and…

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