ie: Agreement on Free GP Care for Under 6s

Statement: Ministers welcome Agreement with IMO on Free GP Care for Under-6s Agreement between the Department of Health, the HSE and the Irish Medical Organisation on terms for the delivery of free GP care for all children aged under 6. “This agreement represents the first step in the phased introduction of a universal GP service…

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Expert Workshops: Sex and Gender in Medicine Regulation, Medical Education

EVENT Expert Workshops on Sex and Gender in Medicines Regulation and Medical Education 4th March 2015, 0900-1730. Room TRE7701, 7th floor, Trèves Building, 74 Rue de Trèves. European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels Research addressing Sex and Gender (S&G) in biomedical science and health research is a novel and highly promising field. The interaction of…

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Association of exposure to pesticides and health outcomes

Association between exposure to pesticides and health outcomes 2006 – 2012 In 2013, EFSA published a report on a systematic review of studies published between 2006 and 2012 which showed a statistically significant association between exposure to pesticides and health outcomes such as liver cancer, breast cancer, type II diabetes, childhood leukaemia and Parkinson’s disease.…

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Gender: caregivers are poor health risk

Gender identifies caregivers as poor health risk! Female caregivers are more likely than male caregivers to report poor health, especially when they perceive their roles as difficult or life changing, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2015.

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UK: Guidance on pomalidomide for blood cancer

Final draft guidance on pomalidomide for blood cancer Not recommending pomalidomide, also known as Imnovid, for treating multiple myeloma. Multiple myeloma is a cancer that affects plasma cells, i.e. white blood cell found in bone marrow. Although incurable, there are a number of treatments that help slow the disease progress and improve quality of life. …

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