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Psychotropic drugs are being over-used in Australian aged-care facilities to chemically restrain residents, according to both researchers and several government reports. But despite all this attention, little is being done to reduce their use, writes Dr Juanita Westbury, University of Tazmania...
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Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that people in their 70s are less aware of mistakes that they make than younger people. According to the findings, this may make it harder for older people to compensate for their mistakes. The study led by Dr Redmond O'Connell involved 106...
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Health Minster Edwin Poots will address Northern Ireland’s most senior health professionals today at the College of Emergency Medicine’s Unscheduled and Emergency Care Summit.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has today recognised the important role that nurses play across the Health Service.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today briefed MLAs on a programme of actions to promote quality and good governance across Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland.
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Tens of thousands of elderly patients are suffering in silence because they do not want to “make a fuss”, according to England’s health watchdog. Dame Julie Mellor, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, told the Daily Mail they can be too frightened or polite to complain...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has met the expert group leading the assessment on Congenital Cardiac Services for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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That was the key message from Health Minister Edwin Poots as he addressed The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) Northern Ireland Annual Conference.
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Health Minister, Edwin Poots, has officially opened a new innovation centre at the Ulster Hospital in Dundonald.
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Health Minister, Edwin Poots, has visited ‘The Acorns’ autism centre in Armagh.
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A University of Melbourne and Austin Health research project is investigating whether two extra serves of dairy food a day can reduce falls and fractures among aged care residents. The two-year study involving 3,000 low care residents in 60 aged care facilities aims to improve protein and calcium...
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The worlds' first computational psychiatry centre has opened in London with a mission to shine a new light on human cognition and understand how it becomes disrupted in disorders such as depression and dementia. Backed by a five-year €5m (£4.1m) investment from the Max Planck Society...
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A record number of older people in the US are completing living wills to guide end-of-life medical treatments – up from 47 percent in 2000 to 72 percent in 2010 – according to new research from the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Read more...
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That was the message from Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Michael McBride today as he launched his seventh annual report at Lisnasharragh Primary School in Belfast.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today formally launched a new Regional Supervision Policy for Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) across Northern Ireland.
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To enhance access across borders to official microdata, the FP7-funded Data without Boundaries project offers different kinds of support for the work with highly-detailed data from a number of European countries. Depending upon the Research Data Centre, available datasets are business data and...
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A zero-hours contract is an employment contract in which employees have no guaranteed weekly hours or shift patterns – instead they are offered work as and when required by their employer. Event on 19 September 2014 - 10:30am at NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB read more
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Northern Ireland is made up of a diverse mix of people and as the population ages, so the needs of everyone must be taken into account. Last week (27 March 2014) the Public Health Agency launched new guidelines ‘See me, hear me, know me’ with the aim of supporting the needs of older...
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‘See me, hear me, know me’ – supporting the needs of the older LGBT community 1st April 2014 News Source: Public Health AgencyTheme: Health & well being , Values, attitudes and opinions Northern Ireland is made up of a diverse mix of people and as the population ages, so the needs of everyone...
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Hundreds of elderly people from around Ireland are participating in a €6m international health project involving some 3,000 people across four countries. The trial being carried out by a research team at University College Cork, is investigating the treatment of older people with a mildly...

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