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Format: 2014-11-22
Format: 2014-11-22

Investigation after two men killed on Donegal farm

22 Nov 2014
A Health and Safety Authority investigation is due to get under way in Co Donegal today following a farm accident yesterday.

HSE report shows €361m deficit to end of September

21 Nov 2014
The latest performance report from the Health Service Executive shows a deficit to the end of September of €361m, with the projected year-end overrun still predicted to be €510m.

CDC: Overall heart disease death rate fell, increased in certain subtypes

21 Nov 2014
In a letter published in JAMA, researchers from the CDC reported that mortality rates for heart disease overall have declined, but increases were seen in certain subsets.Researchers studied data from...

VIDEO: Satellite-based ECG system may improve outcomes for patients with STEMI

21 Nov 2014
CHICAGO — Srihari S. Naidu, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Winthrow University Hospital in Mineola, New York, provides perspective on results of a study presented at the American...

Endoscopists regularly overuse colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer

21 Nov 2014
Endoscopists commonly recommended more frequent colonoscopy screenings and surveillance for colorectal cancer than current recommended guidelines, according to study findings.“Our study shows that a...

DHSSPS enforcement officers warn against dangers of illicit drugs

21 Nov 2014
Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) Medicines Regulatory Group (MRG) have warned against the dangers of using medicines from unregulated sources.

Air dryers 'blown away' by paper towels in germ tests

21 Nov 2014
"Hand dryers 'splatter' users with bacteria," The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline is prompted by an experimental study that compared the potential transfer of germs to the surrounding...

Breastfeeding voucher scheme 'shows promise'

21 Nov 2014
"Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise," BBC News reports. The scheme, which has attracted controversy since it...

Air dryers 'blown away' by paper towels in germ tests

21 Nov 2014
"Hand dryers 'splatter' users with bacteria," The Daily Telegraph reports. The headline is prompted by an experimental study that compared the potential transfer of germs to the surrounding...

HIV, STIs prevalent among male sex workers in Mexico City

21 Nov 2014
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections were common among Mexican male sex workers, according to recent data. Omar Galárraga, PhD, of Brown University School of Public Health, and colleagues...

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