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Format: 2014-09-16
Format: 2014-09-16

New patient safety campaign launched

16 Sep 2014
A new national campaign seeking ‘safety, standards and staffing' for the Irish public health service has been launched. Patients First is made up of a number of organisations involved with the health...

Pokie palaces running childcare: how bizarre ideas suddenly become credible | Adam Brereton

16 Sep 2014
If clubs are allowed to deliver childcare services, kids will become an insurance policy against poker machine reform. This is what happens when governments underfund critical services Andrew Wilkie...

Digital monitoring key to health future

16 Sep 2014
Personal digital health technologies could replace the traditional healthcare systems in the way that electricity made candles obsolete, a health entrepreneur has claimed.

NI leads EU health and care tech project

16 Sep 2014
The Health and Social Care Board in Northern Ireland is leading a €5.5m European project to help people live independently through the use of technology.

Taking a Health Hazard Home

15 Sep 2014
Of the 22 industrial hog farm workers tested in a new study, 10 carried antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria in their noses for up to four days, raising public health questions.

Highlights of day 1 – Focus on more equitable, sustainable health for Europe

15 Sep 2014
“Our aim will be better health for Europe, more equitable and sustainable,” said Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, in her address to representatives of all 53 Member States in the...

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

15 Sep 2014
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...

Research shows lower radiotherapy doses have same therapeutic effect

15 Sep 2014
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...

Martin accuses Govt of risking patients' safety

15 Sep 2014
Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has accused the Government of knowingly putting patients' safety at risk after it "cooked the books" on the health budget last year.

Preparing an Older Generation

15 Sep 2014
The generation that brought us the Internet, the civil rights movement, tie-dye and classic rock, is turning 65. It is estimated that nearly 7,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, and by the year...

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