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Shoppers seeking cannabis oil can buy on the high street
Holland& Barrett, which has 750 stores in the UK and Ireland, has announced it has seen a surge in sales since it began selling CBD oil in January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shire warns on competition from generic drugs
Irish group says investment in manufacturing and lower royalties to hit margins (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This Woman Woke Up With a British Accent. Here ’s What to Know About Foreign Accent Syndrome
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Urgent care clinic to replace Ryan's Daughter at Belvedere Square
A walk-in urgent care clinic will soon open in a space once occupied by the Irish restaurant Ryan's Daughter Irish Pub& Restaurant at Belvedere Square. ChoiceOne Urgent Care inked a deal to lease the 6,000-square-foot building at 600 E. Belvedere Ave. in the north Baltimore development. The clinic will be open this summer and operate seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in a partnership with the nearby University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. Ryan's Daughter closed its doors Jan. 21… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Melody Simmons Source Type: news

People with autism need protection | Letters
Readers air their views on news of bullying in a Somerset care home and the treatment of autistic children in FranceWe were shocked, as the family of a 26-year-old autistic son who has been in four residences since leaving school, to read of the abuse in a National Autistic Society care home (Somerset care home staff bullied autistic residents, review finds, 9 February). To think that this could occur within an NAS home is almost unimaginable. There are two clear problems in homes looking after adults with autism in England.First, there is no system of compulsory registration of individual support workers/carers as exists ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Autism Society UK news Psychology France Europe World news Local government Politics Science Charities Voluntary sector Source Type: news

First test centre for overseas nurses opens in Northern Ireland
A new Nursing and Midwifery Council competence test centre for overseas nurses who want to work in the UK has opened in Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 13, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Congenica and FutureNeuro unite to deliver more accurate diagnoses for genetic epilepsy
(RCSI) New software to deliver faster and more accurate diagnoses in genetic epilepsies is the ambition of a ground-breaking partnership between Congenica, a global provider of clinical genomics interpretation software, and FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, supported by Science Foundation Ireland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Want to run faster? Just smile!
Researchers at Ulster University in Northern Ireland found smiling could boost athletic performance by helping participants relax and reduce muscle tension. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An American says she fell asleep with a headache — and woke up with a British accent
Michelle Myers's accent is global, but she has never left the country. The Arizona woman says she has gone to bed with extreme headaches in the past and woke up speaking with what sounds like a foreign accent. At various points, Australian and Irish accents have inexplicably flowed from her mouth for about two weeks, […]Related:Here’s what you should know about the flu season this yearThis flu season has now reached pandemic levels (but it’s not technically a pandemic)She survived her first bout with the flu — but not the second (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s very rare to wake up during a general anaesthetic | Letters
Anaesthetists respond to a recent Guardian articleAccidental awareness (when a patient becomes conscious during a general anaesthetic) is an incredibly important issue to both patients and anaesthetists (The long read, 9 February). Patients undergoing surgery can be assured that it is highly uncommon to wake up during a general anaesthetic.The largest ever research study (NAP5) performed on this topic was carried out in 2014 by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. It showed that approximately one person in 20,000 reported awareness, and it most commonly occur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Doctors Science Society UK news Medical research Source Type: news

Flu death toll hits 254 in the UK
Some 215 deaths have struck England, 27 are known to have died in Scotland and 12 in Northern Ireland. No precise data exists for Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish and Peccia appointed to endowed chairs
Two Yale faculty members, Vivian Irish and Jordan Peccia, were appointed to endowed professorships. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ashfield Ireland to host Contact Centre launch event on 7 March
Contact centres provide an innovative, cost-effective way to increase sales and drive brand awareness. With contact centres and state-of-the-art facilities in 11 countries, Ashfield is delighted to launch these responsive and multichannel services in Ireland. To celebrate the launch, Ashfield is inviting pharma clients to a breakfast meeting covering: Tour of our new facilities The 8 most popular contact centre services for pharma brands What does great look like? The meeting also features Guest Speaker, Bernard Jackman, Head Coach Welsh Dragons, former Irish Rugby International and Heineken Cup winner. Eoin M...
Source: Ashfield Healthcare News - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jane Neale Tags: Ashfield Source Type: news

'What a mess Brexit is becoming': your best comments today
We look at some of the articles provoking reader conversation today, including Ireland and Brexit, Musk ’s rocket launch and groundbreaking DNA analysisIreland weighing in on theBrexit customs union debate, an article onSpaceX ’s successful rocket launch and discussion on anew DNA discovery have got you talking today.To join in the conversation you can click on the links in the comments below to expand and add your thoughts. We ’ll continue to highlight more comments worth reading as the day goes on.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Guardian readers Tags: Brexit SpaceX Genetics Source Type: news

Local government pay consultation
Local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who are covered by pay negotiations at the national joint council are being consulted on the employers’ two-year pay offer. The consultation is being conducted via branches, who will then report the results to their regional offices. Consultation started on 29 January and ends on 9 March. UNISON’s NJC committee of lay activists will meet on 16 March to discuss the results and next steps on 16 March. There is a range of materials to help branches with with the consultation – in addition to the first leaflet on the offer, the pay consultation p...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News fair pay now local government local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC) Source Type: news

Self-harm, methadone use and drug-related deaths amongst those registered as being of no fixed abode or homeless in Ireland - Glynn RW, Lynn E, Griffin E, Fitzgerald M, Ward M.
This work aims to contribute to the evidence base regarding the health of those who experience homelessness in Ireland by collating data on methadone use, drug-related deaths and emergency department presentations due to self-harm. Data from the Central Me... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

'Poisonous' epilepsy drug has left children with autism
EXCLUSIVE Sodium valproate controls electrical functions in the brain to prevent life-threatening seizures, with Epilim typically being a go-to brand in the UK and Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu death toll hits 231 in the UK, new figures show
Some 193 deaths have been recorded in England, 26 are known to have died in Scotland and 12 in Northern Ireland, according to the latest figures. No precise data exists for Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum at the End of May Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum at the End of May
Ireland's government on Monday proposed holding a referendum to liberalize the country's abortion regime at the end of May, offering voters the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul some of the world's strictest laws.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

It ’s Almost Impossible to Get an Abortion in Poland. These Women Crossed the Border to Germany for Help
Dr. Janusz Rudzinski talks on the phone to a woman seeking an abortion as he performs the procedure in Prenzlau, Germany, in March 2017. It’s Almost Impossible to Get an Abortion in Poland. These Women Crossed the Border to Germany for Help By ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN Photographs by KASIA STREK Kaja was happy to be pregnant. She had experienced two miscarriages in the past, and was hopeful for her third pregnancy. But when she started having severe pain, she knew things weren’t going as planned. She was already suffering a host of complications. Her doctor in Poland prescribed her the drug progesterone, meant to for...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: abortion Poland abortion Poland abortion 2017 Poland abortion ban Poland abortion germany Poland abortion laws Poland abortion protest Poland abortion protests Poland abortion statistics Poland black Monday Poland illegal abortion Source Type: news

Irish health minister defends abortion ban referendum
Ireland's health minister defends abortion referendum, says Irish women are terminating pregnancies despite near-total constitutional ban (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Irish health minister working on proposed new abortion law
Irish health minister working on proposed abortion legislation before referendum in May (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Irish abortion referendum: Vote to be held in May
The May vote will decide whether to change the constitution to reform a near-total ban. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish researchers take on global pharma's biggest challenge
(University of Limerick) Scientists at University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, have begun a program to commercialize continuous nano manufacturing technology, which promises to transform the pharmaceutical market. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ireland set to hold referendum on abortion law in May
Leo Varadkar to propose permitting termination at up to 12 weeks into pregnancy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ireland to hold abortion referendum at the end of May
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's government on Monday proposed holding a referendum to liberalize the country's abortion regime at the end of May, offering voters the first opportunity in 35 years to overhaul some of the world's strictest laws. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New play remembers action of heroic Irish nurses during Blitz
The largely untold story of two young Irish nurses who saved the lives of patients when their London hospital was bombed during the London Blitz is to be dramatised in a new play. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 29, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Heritage and community regeneration in Northern Ireland: finding points of coalescence in the development planning process - Phillips R, Stein J.
Bringing heritage resources to the forefront in communities can serve to help heal long-standing divides with impacts not only in economic dimensions, but also social and cultural. It is an ironic turn--some of the heritage resources in Northern Ireland ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Irish poll shows majority support abortion up to 12 weeks
DUBLIN (Reuters) - A majority of Irish voters would support a proposal to allow abortion up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy in a referendum due in the coming months, the first major national poll on the question showed on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Flu death tolls hits 191 in the UK
Some 155 deaths have been recorded in England, 25 are known to have died in Scotland and 11 in Northern Ireland. No precise data exists for Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Historical migrations left genetic footprints on the Irish genome
(PLOS) A genome-wide study of the people of Ireland reveals a previously hidden genetic landscape, shaped through geography and historical migrations. Ross Byrne and Russell McLaughlin of Trinity College Dublin in Ireland report their findings Jan. 25, 2018, in PLOS Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drogheda parents ’ horror after baby's skull was crushed
Evan Tuite, who was born at the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Ireland, passed away in his mother Fiona's arms just hours after he entered the world in June 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents ’ horror after their baby's skull was crushed
Evan Tuite, who was born at the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Ireland, passed away in his mother Fiona's arms just hours after he entered the world in June 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New DNA database at Rutgers-Camden to strengthen forensic science
(Rutgers University) A new database at Rutgers University-Camden is now available to help to bring more reliability to the interpretation of complex DNA evidence. This innovative new resource was developed by a research team led by Rutgers University-Camden professors Catherine Grgicak and Desmond Lun, and Ken Duffy of the University of Ireland at Maynooth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Modern math sheds new light on long-standing debate about Viking-age Ireland conflict
(Coventry University) Modern mathematical techniques -- similar to those used to analyze social-networking websites -- have allowed academics to shed new light on a centuries old debate surrounding the Viking age in Ireland and the famous battle of Clontarf in 1014. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-harm among the homeless population in Ireland: a national registry-based study of incidence and associated factors - Barrett P, Griffin E, Corcoran P, O'Mahony MT, Arensman E.
BACKGROUND: Self-harm is a strong predictor of future suicide, but little is known about self-harm among the homeless population. The study aim was to estimate the incidence of self-harm among the homeless population and to assess factors associated with s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Irish brown bread
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unions sign unique deal designed to ‘Brexit proof midwives’
Royal College of Midwives and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation are to sign a “historic partnership” today, meaning they will look after each other’s members working across the border. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 22, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Flu death toll hits 149, official figures reveal
Some 120 flu deaths have been recorded in England, 21 are known to have died in Scotland and eight in Northern Ireland. No precise data exists for Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships applications open
Early career women in science– get£15,000 to continue your cutting-edge research with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK& Ireland Fellowship Awards. The fellowship can be in different ways, for example to buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs, or fund conference travel.Apply before16 February 2018.Eligibility criteria and FAQs are availablehere.If you have any questions, contactForWomeninScienceUK@loreal.com (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exclusive: Chronic shortages taking toll on Northern Irish nurses
Nurses in Northern Ireland are regularly coming on duty to find they are one or two members of staff down with “no hope of filling” gaps in rotas, according to the director of the Royal College of Nursing for the region, who says chronic shortages are taking their toll on staff wellbeing. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 18, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The NHS crisis in five charts
Unless you’ve been truly hibernating so far this year, you will have heard that thousands of NHS operations have been cancelled. But what is the NHS winter crisis? Here are five charts that can shed some light. The number of cancelled operations is on the rise Hospitals across the country are having to cancel elective operations. These are the operations that are planned in advance, and they are  cancelled because of an increase in emergencies which take up staff time and hospital space. The data on cancelled operations is published quarterly, so we don’t know the number of cancellations for this month, bu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: P.S data health health care Health Funding Crisis NHS NHS funding winter pressures on NHS Source Type: news

What are the physical and psychological health effects of suicide bereavement on family members? An observational and interview mixed-methods study in Ireland - Spillane A, Matvienko-Sikar K, Larkin C, Corcoran P, Arensman E.
OBJECTIVES: Research focussing on the impact of suicide bereavement on family members' physical and psychological health is scarce. The aim of this study was to examine how family members have been physically and psychologically affected following suicide ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How power-sharing has to adapt
(University of Kent) How power-sharing has to adapt -- lessons from Northern Ireland, Belgium and CyprusUsing three European countries -- Northern Ireland, Belgium (Brussels Capital Region) and Cyprus -- as examples, co-authors Professor Feargal Cochrane, Professor Neophytos Loizides and Thibaud Bodsen use personal experience of each of their native countries to demonstrate where reform has helped build trust and consensus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Irish boy dies days after visiting doctor with the 'flu'
Sean Hughes, from Dublin, passed away at Temple Street Hospital on Friday - after being rushed for emergency treatment the evening before. He saw his GP on Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nuvo Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) Limited Acquires U.S. Product Rights to Resultz(R) from Piedmont Pharmaceuticals LLC
Resultz was FDA cleared in May 2017 Company now owns Resultz product rights globally Opens access to ~US$255 million head lice market MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 15, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc.™ (Nuvo or t... Biopharmaceuticals, Acquisitions Nuvo Pharmaceuticals, Piedmont Pharmaceuticals, Resultz, isopropyl myristate (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NI's chief nursing officer says A&E's 'not in crisis'
Northern Ireland's chief nursing officer says NI emergency departments are "not in crisis". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequency of self-reported concussion amongst professional and semi-professional footballers in Ireland during the 2014 season: a cross-sectional study - Coffey N, Lawless M, Kelly S, Buggy C.
BACKGROUND: This paper examines the occupational risk of concussion amongst professional and semi-professional footballers in Ireland during the 2014 League of Ireland season. As part of a broader nationally representative study examining occupational safe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Conference vows to step up campaign against HE marketisation
UNISON will step up its campaign against the increasing turn to markets and commercialisation in higher education, especially in England. The union’s higher education conference in Chester today pointed out that government policy for the sector in England “has been dominated by the pursuit of competition, markets and privatisation”. This has been even more the case since the Higher Education and Research Act came into law early last year, including setting up a new regulator for the sector – the Office for Students – which has no staff voice. Moving the successful motion on behalf of the servi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article 2018 Higher Education Conference universties Source Type: news

Driving and depression: health professional's perspectives in Ireland - Buckley SE, Robinson K, Stapleton T.
Assessing the fitness to drive (FTD) of individuals with depression is important for their safety and the safety of other road users. Although medical fitness to drive (FTD) guidelines exist in Ireland little is known about how the guidelines are used in p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news