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Cancer Society invites people to ‘run a muck’

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The Irish Cancer Society is encouraging people to do something active to reduce their risk of cancer and help raise funds to support those affected.

‘Catchment areas’ are cited in skin cancer referral refusals

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The HSE National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) was contacted by a number of GPs during 2014, after hospitals refused referrals based on supposed catchment areas, the Programme has confirmed to the Medical Independent (MI).

New Alcohol Bill signed off by Cabinet

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Cabinet has today signed off on the proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.

Cancer Society invites people to ‘run a muck’

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The Irish Cancer Society is encouraging people to do something active to reduce their risk of cancer and help raise funds to support those affected.

Some variation in diabetes services, conference hears

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Services for diabetic patients are improving, although there is still much work to be done, the National Clinical Lead for Diabetes has told the Medical Independent (MI).

Suicide prevention framework is expected ‘early’ this year

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

The new suicide prevention framework document has reached draft stage and is expected to be submitted to the Department of Health shortly, this newspaper has learned.

CMO highlighted ‘difficulties’ with medical conditions and water charges

By sa | Feb 3, 2015 |

Department of Health officials, including the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), warned last year of “difficulties” in identifying medical conditions that would require higher water usage under the planned water charges system.

7,400 net increase in numbers with health insurance cover

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has welcomed figures showing an increase of 7,434 in the number of people covered by health insurance in the last quarter of 2014.

Deficit around ‘informed consent’, finds Irish maternity survey

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today released the first set of data from its ‘What Matters to You?’ survey, highlighting statistics for consent in pregnancy, during labour and birth, and following birth in the Irish maternity system.

7,400 net increase in numbers with health insurance cover

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

Health Minister Leo Varadkar has welcomed figures showing an increase of 7,434 in the number of people covered by health insurance in the last quarter of 2014.

Deficit around ‘informed consent’, finds Irish maternity survey

By sa | Feb 2, 2015 |

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services Ireland (AIMS Ireland) today released the first set of data from its ‘What Matters to You?’ survey, highlighting statistics for consent in pregnancy, during labour and birth, and following birth in the Irish maternity system.

Research funding ‘pivotal’ to cancer breakthroughs

By sa | Jan 30, 2015 |

Breakthrough Cancer Research will be marking World Cancer Day on February 4 under the theme of ‘Not Beyond Us’.

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