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ie: Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Ireland:  Review of the Nursing Homes Support Scheme   In a Press Release Monday 20th July 2015, the Dept. of Health , Ireland gave results of a Review they carried out in collaboration with the HSE with input from Deloitte and Touche as external consultants. Based upon the experience of operating the Scheme over the…

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.scot: Health boards to reduce cancer waiting times

Health boards to reduce cancer waiting times Health boards share over £4 million to reduce cancer waiting times after performance target drop and will help improve on diagnostic wait across country and provide local support. In the first quarter of 2015, 91.8 per cent of patients urgently referred with suspicion of cancer began treatment within…

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ie: Review on health effects of community water fluoridation

HRB publishes review on health effects of community water fluoridation No definitive evidence that community water fluoridation has negative health effects. The Health Research Board(HRB) published an in-depth evidence review of existing research in relation to the health effects of community water fluoridation. The HRB has found no definitive evidence that community water fluoridation is…

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say no to ageism

Name that wrinkle!

Why is ageism so prevalent? ….. maybe because it pays? Ageism appears across the media and marketeers do not mind using this, no matter how it might annoy older people, women in particular, to make their products profitable and successful!   The number of elderly is forecast to continue to rise will continue to rise…

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8th European Public Health Conference

Event 8th European Public Health Conference Wed., 14 – 17th Oct 2015, MiCo Milano Congressi, Milan, Italy Organized by the European Public Health Conference Foundation, the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health (SItI). The event will contribute to improving public health in Europe by offering…

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ie:Better Start – Early Years Quality Development Service

Better Start, the National Early Years Quality Development Service’ initiative to promote and enhance quality of early childhood care and education launched in Ireland, 14 May 2015. Minister Reilly said: ‘Better Start demonstrates my Department’s and this Government’s commitment to ensure excellence in early years services.  Every year, in the region of €13 million is…

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Sex and gender in medicines regulation

EUGenMed Experts Workshop Held on 4 March 2015, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, Belgium Translating the evidence from S&G research into regulatory practice will lead to more targeted, effective opportunities for prevention, treatment and care. This workshop examined how S&G consideration are integrated into Medicines Regulation and information. Download this information as a Pdf…

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Personalised nutrition to improve population health

Personalised nutrition to improve population health Research on consumer attitudes to providing personalised nutrition (PN) services by national health services sees UK consumers compared with those in Ireland shows People in both countries prefer services to be driven by their governments, Only those in the UK expect a free service, at point of delivery. Paying…

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eu – Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy

European Parliament Resolution calls for new EU Alcohol Strategy The European Parliament (EP) 29.04.2015, adopted a Resolution calling on the European Commission to present a new EU Alcohol Strategy to tackle health harm for 2016-2022. The clear message from MEPs comes just a week after EU Health Ministers meeting in Riga called on the Commission…

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