NSPCC’s flagship child protection conference, How safe are our children?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Blog, Features, Public Health | 0 comments

Tickets are now available for the NSPCC’s flagship child protection conference, How safe are our children? 2016.This is an opportunity for those working in health to come together with other professionals responsible for keeping children safe. Delegates, expert speakers and politicians will question, debate and share insights about the latest strategies, policies and programmes to protect children. Over two days, key note speeches, plenary...

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Are robots an answer to loneliness and memory loss?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Features, Public Health | 0 comments

In this talk, Prof. Kathy Murphy and Prof. Dympna Casey talk about the use of companion robots to combat loneliness in people with dementia. Prof. Kathy Murphy (NUI Galway) has a clinical background in older people’s services and Emergency Department Nursing and she held posts at clinical nurse manager level in both. She has worked in nursing education with research interests in care of older people, dementia and chronic disease management....

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US Health care reform

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Dr. Quentin Young, who served as national coordinator of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) from 1992-2014, and who also served the organization’s past president, died on March 7 in Berkeley, California, where he had been under the watchful eyes and care of his daughters and other family members. He was 92. In addition to his work with PNHP, Dr. Young co-founded and chaired for many years the Chicago-based Health and Medicine...

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Smoking could cause disease in more than 1.3 million

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

TOBACCO will continue to devastate UK lives, with around 1.35 million new cases of smoking related illnesses expected to occur over the next 20 years according to a new report published today (Wednesday) No Smoking Day. If recent trends were to continue, Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum calculate that this shocking total – equivalent to a city the size of Sheffield – would include 580,600 cases of cancer. If recent trends were to...

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Dementia – More muddling along?

Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

Dementia has become a political problem, with the Prime Minister intervening in the debates about how best to respond to the growing numbers of people with the condition. Special payments to GPs for spotting people with dementia have been quietly withdrawn, but there is no shortage of planning for new services for people with dementia, and of course for more investment in research. The UK Government has published its plans for tackling dementia...

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