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Peadar Coyle announced as Business Development Director for Ashfield Ireland
Peadar has been a key member of the team in Ashfield Ireland since joining us back in 2010, and is transitioning to this role from his prior position as Project Manager. Eoin McAtamney, Managing Director of Ashfield Ireland, commented: “This is an exciting time for Peadar to become Business Development Director of Ashfield Ireland. We have a strong reputation in the market and our business continues to grow as a result of the quality of service we provide and the success we achieve for our clients. Peadar’s new role will be key to accelerating our growth through client partnerships in areas of our business suc...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alanna Simpkin Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

Stroke: Brain attack left policewoman unable to move or speak for nearly three months
CLODAGH Dunlop can recall the exact moment her life changed for ever. It was Easter Monday, 2015, and she was enjoying a day at home in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NI child heart patients going to Dublin triple in number
Between January and September this year, 23 children travelled to Dublin from Northern Ireland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toddler nearly died after catching herpes from a kiss
Parker, 16 months, was rushed to A&E by his mother Maria O'Neill, 22, from Derry, Norther Ireland, after he developed a rash and blisters all over his body. He was put on a drip and stayed for a week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Exactly Motivates and Retains Health Workers —and How Do We Measure It?
November 16, 2017The quirks, preferences, and priorities that drive our decisions are tough to nail down.Human beings do weird things sometimes.Or maybe the things we do as individuals onlyseem weird to others because they don ’t know our particular quirks, preferences, and priorities. Think about it: Why do you live where you live? How did you choose your job? What makes you go back to work day after day? The answers are different for us all.Maybe we want to live close to our family. Maybe we love the city life, or our hometown is the only place we want to live. Or maybe we choose our jobs based on what pays the bes...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Colorado biotech shares soars after patent issued in Europe
Shares in Arca Biopharma Inc. were soaring in early Thursday trading after the biotech reported that one of its treatments for cardiovascular disease has been issued a patent in Europe. The Westminster biotech reported that the European patent was validated in: Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Shares in Arca Biopharma (Nasdaq: ABIO) were up more than 30 percent in early Thursday trading, rising 37 cents to $1.55. The company… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON
  Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON The Treasury would save half the total cost of awarding council workers the pay rise called for in the 2018 claim put to the Local Government Association, according to new research published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The claim, submitted in May 2017, calls for a 5% pay rise and the real living wage for the lowest paid (£8.75 an hour or £10.20 in London). If council employees were given a decent pay rise, they would be paying more in taxes and national insurance, spending more and paying VAT, as well as claiming less in tax cr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 16, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget councils heather wakefield local governemnt low pay national insurance pay up now savings New Policy institute tax credits Source Type: news

Could chicken fed omega 3 cut risk of a heart attack?
The world-first clinical trial was carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on behalf of Belfast-based farming and food company Devenish. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scilex seeks EU nod for ZTlido lidocaine patch
Sorrento Therapeutics (NSDQ:SRNE) subsidiary Scilex Pharmaceuticals said today that it filed a marketing authorization application seeking approval for its ZTlido lidocaine patch. The San Diego, Calif.-based company said it is pursuing a hybrid regulatory pathway with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency in the U.K., which will serve as the lead review agency. The company also plans to file for review in other countries, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Scilex seeks EU nod for ZTlido ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Scilex Pharmaceuticals Sorrento Therapeutics Source Type: news

The Humanity behind Frontline Health Care
November 14, 2017The job is difficult, frustrating, risky —and immensely rewarding. TheFourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Healthbegan with six powerful accounts from the front lines of health care.Please don ’t rape me. Please don’t rape me. Please don’t rape me.This is what was going through Rushaana Gallow ’s mind in 2015 when one of the men who had climbed into her ambulance to rob it put his hand inside her shirt. She and another emergency medical technician had been prepping to take on a patient who was having chest pains in one of Cape Town, South Africa’s “red zones&...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

The Grass Is Green for Medtech on the Emerald Isle
You don’t have to be a medtech veteran to have heard of Ireland’s ties to the industry. Still, even those who have spent years working in medical devices and diagnostics may be surprised to learn that 14 of the top 15 global medtech companies—including Boston Scientific, DePuy Synthes, Medtronic, Teleflex, and many more—have facilities in Ireland. Why Ireland? Just what is drawing medtech to Ireland? The country has gained recognition as a frequent target for corporate inversion deals that enable companies to fall under more favorable corporate tax rates, but a 12.5% tax rate is just part of what br...
Source: MDDI - November 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Emerald journal collection available on ScienceOpen
One of Emerald’s top journals, Advances in Autism, is now a featured journal on ScienceOpen, along with three other journals integrated into the latter’s citation network: The Journal of Health Organization and Management, Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy and International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care. ScienceOpen are committed to open science and believe that unrestricted access to knowledge helps to drive creativity, innovation and development. With these journals focusing on social health research, the enhanced visibility of this research is unquestionably important for our global societ...
Source: News from STM - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Featured Open Access Source Type: news

Is fear of falling associated with decline in global cognitive functioning in older adults: findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing - Peeters G, Leahy S, Kennelly S, Kenny RA.
BACKGROUND: Fear of falling (FoF) is present in 20% to 85% of older adults and may be an early marker of decline in global cognitive functioning (GCF). We tested the hypothesis that FoF is associated with lower levels of GCF (cross-sectional) and greater d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Brexit repeal bill enters next round of Commons debate
UNISON is continuing to fight for the democratic, workplace and human rights of its members after Brexit – including the rights of EU citizens – as the controversial EU (Withdrawal) Bill enters its next stage in the House of Commons this week. The bill, originally called the Great Repeal Bill, is one of eight relating to the UK’s exit from the European Union. It primarily relates to the transfer and retaining of EU legislation into the UK statute books. The government is attempting to introduce delegated powers – otherwise known as “Henry VIII powers” – that will enable its ministe...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News BREXIT EU eu migrant Europe european union Great repeal bill Source Type: news

Brexit withdrawal bill enters next round of Commons debate
UNISON is continuing to fight for the democratic, workplace and human rights of its members after Brexit – including the rights of EU citizens – as the controversial EU (Withdrawal) Bill enters its next stage in the House of Commons this week. The bill, originally called the Great Repeal Bill, is one of eight relating to the UK’s exit from the European Union. It primarily deals with retaining and transferring EU legislation into UK statute books. The government is attempting to introduce delegated powers – otherwise known as “Henry VIII powers” – that will enable its ministers to m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 13, 2017 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News brex BREXIT EU eu migrant Europe european union Great repeal bill Source Type: news

Study explores how Scotland and Northern Ireland can fulfil aspirations post-Brexit
(University of East Anglia) Significant changes to both the current UK and European Union (EU) constitutional frameworks are 'almost unavoidable' in order to accommodate the very different aspirations of Scotland and Northern Ireland post-Brexit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Apple avoided billions in taxes with offshore tax haven after Irish reprimand, according to newly released "Paradise Papers"
(Natural News) Germany’s largest daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, unleashed a firestorm of controversy in recent days when it obtained and shared over 13.4 million documents from two offshore service providers, including information related to 19 international tax havens. The documents have caused great embarrassment to some of the world’s richest and most famous personalities, including... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Orange juice 'halves the risk of hip fracture'
Drinking orange juice daily could almost halve the risk of hip fractures, which about 65,000 people suffer from every year in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood vending machine 'a first' for Ireland
Staff at a Belfast hospital are the first on the island of Ireland to use the new technology. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood vending machine 'a first' for NI
Blood vending machines are in operation the US and London, but it is a first for Northern Ireland. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP practices need to protect their core services for their most vulnerable patients, warns NIGPC leader
Northern Ireland's general practitioners committee (NIGPC) leader Dr Tom Black spoke at the Autumn Conference of Local Medical Committees (NI) to encourage practices to protect basic services in lack of Government funding. Chair of BMA (NIGPC) Dr Tom Black said practices should make sure they can still provide their basic services to preserve those patients who need them the most.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 9, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Angela Sharda Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Patient Access Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Census 2017: workforce figures for consultants and specialty doctor psychiatrists
This report outlines the findings of this year's census of psychiatric workforce across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dementia is now Britain ’s biggest killer, figures show
The figures combine existing data for England, Wales and Scotland with new statistics published yesterday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia now Britain ’s biggest killer, figures show
The figures combine existing data for England, Wales and Scotland with new statistics published yesterday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All babies in Europe should be screened for heart defects at birth
Only a few countries, including Poland, Ireland and Switzerland, currently recommend universal screening with pulse oximetry Related items fromOnMedica Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Newborns screened for four additional genetic conditions Over 600,000 carry ‘sudden death’ gene fault The next generation of prenatal testing: let ’s proceed with caution Experts advise against screening for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 8, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GPs ’ goodwill and resilience propping up NI general practice
Northern Ireland general practice spend lowest in UK, and fewer GPs per head than in the 1950s Related items fromOnMedica Doctors seek assurances on extra funding for health in Northern Ireland Act now on health reform in Northern Ireland demand doctors ’ leaders GPs in Northern Ireland ask patients to self-treat over winter General practice still on brink of collapse, warn GP leaders BMA calls for maximum number of patients per GP (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Workforce crisis slashes 500,000 GP appointments in Northern Ireland
Practices in Northern Ireland are delivering 500,000 fewer appointments per year than two years ago with GP numbers per head of population now below 1950s levels, the BMA has warned. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - November 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Practice News Source Type: news

Scotland offers free abortions to women from Northern Ireland
New regulations allowing women from Northern Ireland to access abortion services come into force. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BD ’s Insulin Patch Pump Is Coming . . . a Bit Later Than Expected
BD last year announced its intention to dive into the emerging market for insulin patch pumps for patients with type 2 diabetes, with an expected product launch sometime in the company’s 2018 fiscal year. But in the company’s fourth-quarter 2017 earnings call November 2, management revised that timeline. “. . . [W]e had said before we were expecting to launch that at the very end of FY 2018,” said BD president Thomas Polen, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. “Based on some learnings actually from other product launches, we did add in an additional patient clinical trial there, and s...
Source: MDDI - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Medical Device Business Adhesives Source Type: news

Make the NHS a living wage employer says UNISON
UNISON is today (Friday) calling on the government to enable the NHS to pay the living wage and lift almost 80,000 health employees out of poverty. Ahead of the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage week, UNISON has published an analysis that reveals most workers on the lowest pay bands such as catering assistants, porters, cleaners and pharmacy assistants, in England are paid below the minimum recommended. The new rates are due to be announced next week. They are currently £9.75 an hour in London and £8.45 in the rest of the UK. Wales and Scotland already pay living wage rates, leaving those in England an...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release catering assistant cleaners England living wave NHS pay porters poverty Sara Gorton Source Type: news

One in ten council workers paid below the living wage, says UNISON ​
One in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage, according to an analysis from UNISON released today (Friday). Ahead of the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage week, UNISON is calling on the government to fund councils so they can become living wage employers. If it did, it would lift more than 60,000 cleaners, library assistants, residential and home care workers and other local authority staff out of poverty, says UNISON. The new living wage rates are due to be announced next week. They are currently £9.75 an hour in London and £8.45 in the rest of the U...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget government living wage living wage week local governemnt pay Source Type: news

One in 10 council workers paid below the living wage, says UNISON ​
One in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage, according to an analysis from UNISON released today (Friday). Ahead of the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage week, UNISON is calling on the government to fund councils so they can become living wage employers. If it did, it would lift more than 60,000 cleaners, library assistants, residential and home care workers and other local authority staff out of poverty, says UNISON. The new living wage rates are due to be announced next week. They are currently £9.75 an hour in London and £8.45 in the rest of the U...
Source: UNISON Health care news - November 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release budget government living wage living wage week local governemnt pay Source Type: news

Brigham and Women's taps patientMpower for kidney transplant patient app
Dublin, Ireland-based patientMpower has inked a deal with Brigham and Women ’s Hospital in Boston to deploy its personal health record and care management app to 30 kidney transplant patients. The announcement was timed with Kidney Week, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 31, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The first prospective injury audit of League of Ireland footballers - Fitzharris N, Jones G, Jones A, Francis P.
OBJECTIVES: Football has the highest sports participation (10.6%) in Ireland ahead of its Gaelic counterpart (3.9%). Research into injury incidence and patterns in Irish football is non-existent. The aim of this study was to conduct a prospective injury au... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

President stresses the need to build Pay Up Now! campaign
UNISON president Margaret McKee urged members “to keep up the fight” against the pay cap, when she addressed the union’s disabled members’ conference meeting in Manchester this morning. Noting that the government’s statements about ending the cap on public sector pay have not been followed up by anything concrete, Ms McKee (pictured) stressed the importance of building on the Pay Up Now! campaign. She noted that a million public service jobs have gone, bullying is on the increase and employers are not responding properly to reasonable adjustment requests. These were just some of the probl...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2017 disabled members conference Margaret McKee Source Type: news

Who is Really Responsible for Collapse of Zimbabwe ’s Health Services?
Many children under 15 in Zimbabwe discover their HIV status only when they fall critically ill later in life. Credit: Jeffrey Moyo/ IPSBy Frederic MousseauOAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 27 2017 (IPS)On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before. A Guardian article cited WHO member states and activists “who noted that Zimbabwe’s health care system, like many of its public services, has collapsed under Mugabe’s regime.” Another ar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Frederic Mousseau Tags: Africa Featured Headlines Health Indigenous Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Women in Scotland get home abortion pill
Misoprostol, usually administered in a clinical setting, can now be taken at home Related items fromOnMedica Tell women IUD more effective for emergency contraception Emergency contraception Online abortion service can offer alternative to unsafe methods Northern Ireland women not entitled to NHS abortions in England Pregnancy experts back decriminalisation of abortion (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Icon shares rise on Q3 beat-and-raise
Shares in Icon rose today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter earnings results. The Dublin, Ireland-based company posted profits of $74.2 million, or $1.35 per share, on sales of $440.3 million for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing bottom-line growth of 10% while sales grew 4.8% compared with the same period last year. Read the whole story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post Icon shares rise on Q3 beat-and-raise appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup ICON plc Source Type: news

Galloway Viking Hoard acquired by National Museums of Scotland
Hoard is richest Viking-age collection of precious metal found in UK or Ireland and diverse with objects from across EuropeThe spectacular Galloway Viking Hoard has been acquired by National Museums Scotland after raising almost £2m in just five months.The hoard consists of more than 100 pieces of gold, silver, ingots and jewellery gathered up from across the Viking world and was found more than 1,000 years later by by a metal detectorist in a field in Dumfries and Galloway.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Museums Scotland Heritage Archaeology Culture UK news Source Type: news

Wiley Announces Launch of Wiley Digital Archives
John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B) is pleased to announce a new program of digital primary sources providing unprecedented access to historical records across the sciences and medicine. Launching in 2018, Wiley Digital Archives will enable institutional customers to purchase digital access to unique or rare historical primary sources, digitized from leading societies such as the New York Academy of Sciences and the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Additional partner societies, libraries, and archives around the world will be added, continually expanding the availability of rare ...
Source: News from STM - October 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

UBC researcher prescribes specific exercise dosage for those with spinal cord injury
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) An international committee, led by UBC Okanagan researcher Kathleen Martin Ginis, has come up with exercise recommendations specifically tailored for people with spinal cord injuries. These will be presented at the International Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin, Ireland this week. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spectacular Images Show How Our View of the Universe Has Evolved
Unveiling The Universe NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team The human species is ever-changing and with it our view of the universe. By Jeffrey Kluger It’s easy to laugh at the ancient humans who thought of the nighttime sky as a sort of cosmic colander, but the idea made an intuitive kind of sense. In the evening, a gigantic bowl with thousands of pinprick holes is inverted over the Earth—or so the thinking went. The sun, suspended above it all, streams through in a brilliant scattering of starry points. Over the centuries, we slowly came to a clearer understanding of the structure and workings of the universe,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Eclipse jeff kluger NASA space universe Source Type: news

Baxter ’ s profits nearly double during Street-beating Q3
Baxter (NYSE:BAX) nearly doubled its profits during the third quarter and handily beat the consensus expectation on Wall Street. The Chicago-area healthcare giant posted profits of $251 million, or 45¢ per share, on sales of $2.71 billion for the three months ended Sept. 30, for a bottom-line gain of 93.1% on sales growth of 5.8%. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 64¢, a full nickel ahead of the consensus on The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $2.66 billion. “Baxter’s solid performance in the third quarter reflects our continued focus on disciplined exec...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Baxter Source Type: news

Almost two thirds of adults in Northern Ireland overweight
The Health Survey (NI) 2016/17 finds that 63% of adults are overweight or obese Related items fromOnMedica Managing obesity in primary care - Part 2 Managing obesity in primary care - Part 1 Cochrane reviews show impact of lifestyle changes on obesity Widening inequalities jeopardising health of children in Northern Ireland Act now on health reform in Northern Ireland demand doctors ’ leaders (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UK Supreme Court hears attempt to change Northern Ireland abortion law
LONDON (Reuters) - An attempt to change the law in Northern Ireland to allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or serious malformation of the fetus started in the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday with harrowing accounts of women's experiences. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Attempt to loosen Northern Ireland abortion law reaches UK Supreme Court
LONDON (Reuters) - An attempt to change the law in Northern Ireland to allow abortions in cases of rape, incest or serious malformation of the foetus reaches the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday after years of legal wrangling. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

An Advocate for Health Workers
October 23, 2017There's a looming global shortage of 18 million health workers. Can advocacy help fix it?Health workers are the backbone of strong health systems and thriving communities. Yet by 2030, the world will face a shortage of up to 18 million providers —hurting primarily those in low- and middle-income countries.That means mothers will go without necessary care, newborns will go without the assistance often needed to take their first breath of life, and countless patients will forgo the quality nursing and medical care they need and deserve.Advocacy can make a difference in every single community, in every s...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Financial sector workers' experiences of managing suicidal clients - O'Neill S, Ennis E, McFeeters D, Gallagher L.
This study examined the experiences of 10 Irish financial sector workers who had experiences of encounteri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Death by suicide at the ward level in Northern Ireland - Bunting B, Corry C, O'Neill S, Moore A.
BACKGROUND: Deaths from suicide, as recorded within the Northern Ireland Coroner's Office for the years 2005-2011 inclusive, were analysed in terms of standardised mortality ratios (SMRs), within Wards and Local Government Districts (LGDs). The aim of the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Plans to help doctors cope this winter due soon
RCP to issue practical guidance for winter Related items fromOnMedica NHS won ’t cope with winter pressures, healthcare leaders fear Performance figures show NHS under continued pressure NHS winter plans centre on more flu jabs and A&E staff GPs in Northern Ireland ask patients to self-treat over winter The incredible invisible bed crisis (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news