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Teens show signs of heart disease due to poor fitness

By sa | Jan 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

New research has found a measurable negative impact on the health of blood vessels in 15-16 year old boys with low fitness levels. The study was conducted by the Centre for Preventative Medicine at Dublin City University.

One-third of new RCSI Council visit Bahrain

By sa | Jan 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The RCSI hopes all its Council members can visit the RCSI Bahrain campus during its two years in existence (2014-2016).

Blackberries to be phased-out at HPRA

By sa | Jan 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The phasing-out of Blackberry devices among the staff of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has begun, this newspaper has learned.

‘Financial challenges’ faced by UL Hospitals raised in meetings

By sa | Jan 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The financial challenges facing University of Limerick (UL) Hospitals was raised at a series of Board meetings last year, this newspaper has learned.

Performance of the €1 million #littlethings campaign judged by phone calls and social media

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The success of the HSE’s mental health and wellbeing campaign, #littlethings, will be assessed by the number of calls to the Samaritans, among other indicators, this newspaper has learned.

Concerns over melanoma management

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The HSE National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is concerned that, in some areas, there is no system to ensure that all diagnosed melanomas are discussed at multidisciplinary team meetings (MDMs), the Medical Independent (MI) has learned.

Role of GPs emphasised in encouraging pregnant women to get flu vaccine

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The HSE has told this newspaper that studies and telephone surveys have highlighted the important role GPs play in promoting the influenza vaccine among pregnant women.

‘Perhaps’ a decrease in suicide trend, says NOSP

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) has told this newspaper that there is “perhaps” a decreasing trend in suicide numbers.

Performance of the €1 million #littlethings campaign judged by phone calls and social media

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The success of the HSE’s mental health and wellbeing campaign, #littlethings, will be assessed by the number of calls to the Samaritans, among other indicators, this newspaper has learned.

Prison Service deducted some doctors’ pay in contract wrangle

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) deducted monies from some doctors who it claimed had not worked their contracted hours, the Service has confirmed to the Medical Independent (MI).

Concerns over melanoma management

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The HSE National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) is concerned that, in some areas, there is no system to ensure that all diagnosed melanomas are discussed at multidisciplinary team meetings (MDMs), the Medical Independent (MI) has learned.

Role of GPs emphasised in encouraging pregnant women to get flu vaccine

By sa | Jan 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The HSE has told this newspaper that studies and telephone surveys have highlighted the important role GPs play in promoting the influenza vaccine among pregnant women.

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