First weight-loss surgery unit planned for Northern Ireland
The estimated costs of people being obese and overweight in Northern Ireland is £457m a year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Morning Break: No Free Medicare Visits; Pill-Free Painkillers; Luck of the Irish AMR Solution
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

New academic prize for general practice nursing students
A new academic prize has been launched for students on primary care specialist nursing programmes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

How religious reformers justified, but ultimately overthrew, the ‘ empire of hell ’ of penal colonies
A fascinating new book which explores, for the first time, how religion was used to justify the creation of penal colonies, attempt reforms and ultimately overthrow the transportation of British and Irish prisoners is published next month. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Publications; Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, History; Press Release Source Type: news

For Northern Irish farmers, no-deal Brexit would be a calamity | Ivor Ferguson
Without an exit deal with the EU, the whole NI agricultural industry will be destroyed. The DUP must take note• Ivor Ferguson is president of the Ulster Farmers’ UnionAs president of the Ulster Farmers ’ Union (UFU), my last three years have been dominated by Brexit andwhat it means for farming families. More than 33 months on from the referendum all we have are unanswered questions and uncertainty.The threat of a no deal is still there. Parliament ’s vote to reject a no-deal Brexit, and to seek an extension to article 50, are positive steps but the legislation is clear. If the UK does not agree an e...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ivor Ferguson Tags: Northern Ireland Brexit Farming Article 50 UK news European Union Foreign policy Politics Environment Farm animals Agriculture Science Trade policy Democratic Unionist party (DUP) Source Type: news

Report: Boston Scientific looks to lure Irish expats from Australia to fill its roster
In an effort to fill open positions at its Galway, Ireland-based facilities, Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is offering to cover relocation costs for expatriated residents that left for positions in Australia, according to a Connacht Tribune report. The residents left Galway for Australia during the recent recession, according to the report, leaving a shortage of skilled workers in Ireland. Due to the shortage, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company has begun head hunting in Australia, looking for senior quality and manufacturing engineers and to fill R&D roles, according to the Connacht Tribune. Boston Scientific is ...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Source Type: news

What difference does peace make? Intimate partner violence and violent conflict in Northern Ireland - Doyle JL, McWilliams M.
This article investigates how the transition from violent conflict to peaceful political settlement has shaped intimate partner violence (IPV) in Northern Ireland focusing on three issues, which are policing, paramilitarism, and firearms. It does so on the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Comparisons of the discrepancy between loneliness and social isolation across Ireland and Sweden: findings from TILDA and SNAC-K - Power JEM, Sj öberg L, Kee F, Kenny RA, Lawlor B.
PURPOSE: Loneliness may have different cultural meanings in different countries. This may manifest as differing levels of Social Asymmetry-the discrepancy between loneliness and social isolation. Since loneliness is thought to be low in Sweden relative to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

NHS appoints first chief midwife to promote safer births
Role goes to Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent Related items fromOnMedica Eight in ten stillbirths might have been avoided Maternity care better in some respects – but still many problems Conditions in the NHS have worsened, new report shows BMA warns of 'all year' NHS crisis ‘Political instability in Northern Ireland impacts care’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The UK is sleepwalking towards a disastrous no-deal Brexit, says UNISON
Commenting on today’s votes in Parliament (Thursday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The UK is sleepwalking towards a disastrous no-deal Brexit. “Unless MPs can get their act together quickly, the country will fall off a cliff and there’ll be no coming back. “It’s time for those politicians who genuinely want to reach a deal to come together and defend jobs, wages, public services and peace in Northern Ireland. “That has to include a customs union and a close relationship with the EU, not the no-deal Brexit favoured by the hardliners on the Tory backbenches.” Not...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Liz Chinchen Tags: News Press release dave prentis Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie is a traditional Irish dish that's especially popular around St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy it this weekend! (A little tip: Leaving the peel on the potatoes adds fiber.) Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 14, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

No deal rejection welcome, but we ’re miles away from the agreement the UK needs
Commenting on the parliamentary vote to reject the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “MPs have rightly rejected a disastrous no-deal Brexit, but they’re still miles away from the agreement the country needs. “Crashing out of the EU in just over two weeks would be a disaster. Delaying Article 50 is an absolute must to save public services. “It’s time the Prime Minister took her head out of the sand. There’s a majority in Parliament for a deal that protects rights at work, jobs, wages and peace in Northern Ireland. “Theresa May sho...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 13, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Mauremootoo Tags: Press release BREXIT dave prentis theresa may Source Type: news

UK nurses unite over 'punishing' pay deal in Northern Ireland
Nurses from England, Wales and Scotland are standing up in “solidarity” with their colleagues in Northern Ireland as tensions rise over pay.  (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 13, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The association between self-harm and area-level characteristics in Northern Ireland: an ecological study - Griffin E, Bonner B, Dillon CB, O'Hagan D, Corcoran P.
This study took an ecological approach to examine the association between area-level factors and rates of self-harm in Northern Ireland. METHODS: Data on self-har... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Accenture to buy Irish manufacturing services company
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has agreed to acquire Enterprise System Partners (ESP), a consulting and manufacturing services provider for the life sciences industry. Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, ESP will join Accenture’s digital manufacturing arm, Industry X.0, to boost Accenture’s efforts to transform manufacturing for pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients globally. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Accenture to buy Irish manufacturing services company appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Mergers & Acquisitions News Well Accenture enterprisesystempartners Source Type: news

Norbrook Laboratories Limited Recalls Veterinary Products for Health Risk
Norbrook Laboratories Limited of Newry, Northern Ireland is recalling two lots of Enroflox ® 100 Injection (enrofloxacin), two lots of Noromectin ® Injection (ivermectin) and two lots of Ivermax ® 1% Injection (ivermectin) to the veterinarian/consumer level as a precautionary measure as product sterility cannot be assured. There is a concern that if the sterility of these products has been compromised, use of these products could result in introduction of infectious agents to the animal. This may result in the need for medical intervention(s) including, but not limited to the need for supportive care, antibioti...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 7, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Mental healthcare interfaces in a regional Irish prison - Gulati G, Otuokpaikhian K, Crowley M, Pradeep V, Meagher D, Dunne CP.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to study the demographic, clinical characteristics and outcomes for those prisoners referred to secondary mental healthcare in a regional Irish prison and the proportion of individuals diverted subsequently from prison... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Relaunch of Cochrane Ireland
We are delighted to announce the recent relaunch of Cochrane Ireland and its establishment as an Associate Centre. The official launch will take place at the upcoming jointCochrane UK and Cochrane Ireland Symposium in Oxford in March 2019.Cochrane Ireland will be hosted within the newly-established Evidence Synthesis Ireland (ESI), based at theNational University of Ireland Galway. ESI is supported by funding from the Health Research Board of Ireland and the Health and Social Care Research and Development Division, Northern Ireland and aims to build evidence synthesis knowledge, awareness and capacity among the public, hea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Counterterror Police Examine Three Explosive Devices in London
LONDON (AP) — Three small explosive devices in plastic mailing bags arrived at offices for two London airports and at a train station Tuesday, and Irish police said they were helping British counterterrorism police with the investigation. London's Metropolitan Police Service said the devices found near London's Heathrow and City airports and at Waterloo Station "appear capable of igniting an initially small fire when opened." A staff member did unseal the bag sent to an office building on Heathrow's grounds, "causing the device to initiate," the police department said. Part of the package burned, ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Source Type: news

Portland biotech firm sold to global drug developer
ICON plc (NASDAQ: ICLR) acquired MolecularMD Corp., a diagnostic laboratory based in Portland and Cambridge, Massachusetts, for an undisclosed sum, according to an announcement on Feb. 21. ICON, founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 1990, is a global provider of drug development services for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. The company operates a global network of lab facilities from Dublin to New York to Singapore and China. It has a market cap of $7.5 billion a nd its shares… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

NI drug deaths in males double in a decade
Rising proportion of drug-related deaths now involve prescription drugs, and multiple drug use Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland Pledge to cut 1000 alcohol deaths Criminal sanctions fail to curb illegal drug use We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Masculinities in transition? Exclusion, ethnosocial power, and contradictions in excombatant community-based peacebuilding in Northern Ireland - Holland C, Rabrenovic G.
This study critically examines how masculinities and intersecting ethnonational and social class identities underscore the social and political agencies of excombatants in Northern Ireland and in the specific context of community-based peacebuilding. The a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FutureNeuro partners with UCB to give clinicians insights into epilepsy treatments
(RCSI) FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, based at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), has partnered with global biopharmaceutical company, UCB, to unlock the power of healthcare data to inform improvements in clinical care of people with epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK healthcare ranks just 16th out of 35 European countries
Only Ireland performed worse than the UK on 'accessibility', such as seeing a GP. But the UK scored highly on preventative care, such as vaccinations and stop smoking campaigns. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Northern Ireland CNO 'appalled' by nurse abuse figures
More than 6,000 nurses were attacked at work in Northern Ireland last year, new figures reveal.   (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 1, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Redux: A Society In Fear Of Mistakes
With the onslaught of legal measures made in recent weeks focussing on vaping, might it be a better idea for the U.S. and Canada to look toward the Irish and British models of how we approach the growing vape culture amongst high school students? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julian Vigo, Contributor Source Type: news

Emergency department and hospital care prior to suicide: a population based case control study - O'Neill S, Graham B, Ennis E.
BACKGROUND: High proportions of those who die by suicide in Northern Ireland (NI) are not known to mental health services, making it important to understand contact with the wider health services. Previous research has not examined the patterns of emergenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Gambia: EFSTH Receive D1.6 Million Worth of Surgical Equipment
[Foroyaa] Imam Ebou Ndure of Banjul who doubles as chairperson of the board of trustees, last Friday February 22nd 2019, handed over various surgical and medical items worth D1.6M, to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH). The items were donated by Human Appeal International and Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a charitable organisation based in Ireland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dave Prentis urges MPs to extend Article 50 notice period
“Leaving the EU without a deal would be a catastrophe for public services and all those who work in them,” Dave Prentis declared in an email to Labour MPs today. Writing ahead of today’s parliamentary votes on Brexit motions and amendments – plus the votes in March announced by the prime minister yesterday – the UNISON general secretary also reaffirmed that the union “cannot accept any undermining of the Belfast Agreement or peace in Northern Ireland”. He urged MPs to back moves to extend the Article 50 withdrawal process “not to stop Brexit, and not to overturn the referendu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News BREXIT brexit draft agreement Labour Party parliament UNION Labour Link Source Type: news

Research suggests that medications for kidney transplants increase risk of skin cancer
(RCSI) A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has analysed the pattern of skin cancer rates in kidney transplant patients, which suggests the increased risk is related to the anti-rejection medications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: World's First 'Blockchain Baby' Is Tanzanian
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In an effort to improve access to healthcare, an Irish medical project made history by registering the world's first 'blockchain baby' in Tanzania, news reports revealed. The groundbreaking feat was attained last July but has just come to light. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Blog: Northern Ireland must come first, no matter what else is in the Brexit deal
In a matter of weeks, the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union is set to change. For Unison, the impact this will have on Northern Ireland has always been paramount. Yet too many people – including politicians who should know better – continue to reduce the impact Brexit will have on Northern Ireland to a conversation only about the movement of goods across the border. The reality is far more grave and complex. Brexit is an issue that seriously affects the peace process and will interfere in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, North and South. Unison has always offered unwavering sup...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 25, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News BREXIT Northern Ireland Source Type: news

Trauma recovery is cultural: understanding shared and different healing themes in Irish and American survivors of gender-based violence - Sinko L, Burns CJ, O'Halloran S, Saint Arnault D.
Little research has focused on the trauma healing processes of survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) worldwide. Even less research has utilized cross-cultural comparison to understand shared or culturally-distinct healing goals, creating a gap in unders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Alkermes and Biogen Announce U.S. Food and Drug Administration Acceptance of Diroximel Fumarate New Drug Application for Multiple Sclerosis
DUBLIN, Ireland and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) and Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - February 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Novartis-owned firm picks Durham over Illinois, Ireland
AveXis, a clinical stage gene therapy company, has tapped Durham County over Illinois and Ireland for a major expansion, one that involves 200 production jobs. Average wages are expected to be $72,952, above Durham's county average of $68,731. The company plans to invest $60 million by December 31, 2020. To receive incentives, the firm will be required to keep the 200 employees it already has in Durham, at a site established last year to develop treat ments for rare and orphan neurological genetic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Ireland urges people not to stockpile medicines ahead of Brexit
Ireland's deputy prime minister on Tuesday called on people not to stockpile medicine before Britain quits the European Union, saying the country had at least eight weeks of supply and was moving to source medicines from other EU countries. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Emergency overdose antidote to be more widely available
Nasal naloxone can now be supplied to carers or family members of heroin users for emergency use Related items fromOnMedica Minimum alcohol unit pricing finally goes live in Scotland Drug misuse deaths fall but still remain too high Alcohol-specific deaths in England soar 11% in a decade NHS sees huge rise in cost of problem drinking Commission calls for mental health parity in Northern Ireland (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Novartis-owned firm picks NC over Illinois, Ireland
AveXis, a clinical stage gene therapy company, has tapped Durham County over Illinois and Ireland for a major expansion, one that involves 200 production jobs. Average wages are expected to be $72,952, above Durham's county average of $68,731. The company plans to invest $60 million by December 31, 2020. To receive incentives, the firm will be required to keep the 200 employees it already has in Durham, at a site established last year to develop treat ments for rare and orphan neurological genetic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Novartis-owned firm picks NC over Illinois, Ireland
AveXis, a clinical stage gene therapy company, has tapped Durham County over Illinois and Ireland for a major expansion, one that involves 200 production jobs. Average wages are expected to be $72,952, above Durham's county average of $68,731. The company plans to invest $60 million by December 31, 2020. To receive incentives, the firm will be required to keep the 200 employees it already has in Durham, at a site established last year to develop treat ments for rare and orphan neurological genetic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Novartis-owned firm picks Durham over Illinois, Ireland
AveXis, a clinical stage gene therapy company, has tapped Durham County over Illinois and Ireland for a major expansion, one that involves 200 production jobs. Average wages are expected to be $72,952, above Durham's county average of $68,731. The company plans to invest $60 million by December 31, 2020. To receive incentives, the firm will be required to keep the 200 employees it already has in Durham, at a site established last year to develop treat ments for rare and orphan neurological genetic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

Novartis-owned firm picks Durham over Illinois, Ireland
AveXis, a clinical stage gene therapy company, has tapped Durham County over Illinois and Ireland for a major expansion, one that involves 200 production jobs. Average wages are expected to be $72,952, above Durham's county average of $68,731. The company plans to invest $60 million by December 31, 2020. To receive incentives, the firm will be required to keep the 200 employees it already has in Durham, at a site established last year to develop treat ments for rare and orphan neurological genetic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lauren Ohnesorge Source Type: news

EMS Today: Meet Women Leaders in Today's Emergency Services
On Thursday at EMS Today 2019, join a diverse group of women in EMS and Fire Service agencies who have been successful in achieving leadership positions - and careers that support the delivery of emergency services. Each will discuss their path to success as well as the obstacles they face along the way. Their experience and advice will help you succeed in advancing your role in EMS and your career. Panel Moderator: W. Ann “Winnie” Maggiore, JD, EMT-P, Attorney/Paramedic, Butt, Thorton & Baehr, P.C. Panelist(s): Dannie Myers, EMT-P, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Nurse, EMS Educator and Blogger, Rescue Chic Angel...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 18, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Operations EMS Today Source Type: news

A randomised controlled trial of the Group Stepping Stones Triple P training programme for parents of children with developmental disabilities - Ruane A, Carr A, Moffat V, Finn T, Murphy A, O'Brien O, Groarke H, O'Dwyer R.
The central aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Group Stepping Stones Triple P (GSSTP) in an Irish context for families of children with both developmental disabilities and internalising and externalising behavioural problems. Parents of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bullying and bystander behaviour and health outcomes among adolescents in Ireland - Callaghan M, Kelly C, Molcho M.
This study compared health outcomes among bullies, victims and bystanders, and investigated actions taken by bystanders when they saw bullying. METHOD: Participants incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of beliefs and trait aggression in prison bullying among young offenders - Adams C, Ireland JL.
This study aimed to explore the characteristics of those involved in bullying, including trait aggression, beliefs, interpretation of potential threat and responses to aggression. Three hundred and thirteen young adult male offenders completed three measur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in road transport collision deaths in the Irish paediatric population: a retrospective review of mortality data, 1991-2015 - McGarvey C, Hamilton K, Donnelly J, Nicholson AJ.
OBJECTIVE: To establish the incidence of road transport collision (RTC) fatalities in the Irish paediatric population, examining trends in fatality rates over a period of 25 years, during which several national road safety interventions were implemented. S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The strengths and limitations of the inclusion of religious actors in peace processes in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina - Kmec V, Ganiel G.
This article uses a comparative approach to analyze the strengths and limitations of the inclusion of religious actors in peace and transition processes. It compares the theoretical frameworks of Bercovitch and Kadayifci-Orellana, and Brewer, demonstrating... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Does Ireland measure up? Prenatal alcohol exposure and the application of protection rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - Coveney FB.
This article examines protection rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 (CRC) and assesses the extent to which such protection rights are afforded to prenatal children in Ireland in the context of prenatal exposure to al... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Birmingham care striker brings conference to its feet
UNISON women’s conference rose to its feet this afternoon, after hearing from Mandy Buckley (pictured), a Birmingham care worker and the rep for those women who are fighting against the city’s Labour council’s plan to slash their hours and pay. Telling delegates about the strike she said that “it’s hard going when it’s 12 months”. “I’ve only been a steward for two years – I have never been political,” she added. Thanking all the unions that have been supportive, she paid “Liz and Dave” [UNISON assistant general secretary Liz Snape and general sec...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Women's Conference Birmingham care workers care for carers transphobia Source Type: news

Irish nurses encouraged to accept latest pay proposals
Nurses and midwives in Ireland have been recommended to vote to accept new government proposals on safe staffing and pay changes, subject to the successful negotiation of a new contract. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 14, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news