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New report shows that one in six three-year-olds in Ireland have a serious longstanding health condition

Click here to access the factsheet, executive summary, main report and data tables.

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published a report which shows that 15.8% of three-year-olds in Ireland – about 11,000 children – have at least one serious longstanding health condition This is defined in the GUI study as a condition that ”has troubled (the) child over a period of time or that is likely to  affect (the) child over a period of time” . The report, Longstanding He...

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Professor Patricia Kearney, new Research Leader appointed by The Health Research Board (HRB)

Professor Patricia Kearney, Research Professor at University College Cork, is one of six new HRB Research Leaders, appointed by The Health Research Board (HRB).  The investment of €9 million will address strategic gaps and leadership capacity in population health and health services research in Ireland.

All of the research programmes are specifically focused on delivering relevant and timely evidence that can be used in health care decision-making and are designed in consultation with...

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40,000 cases treated for problem alcohol use over five years - HRB report latest figures

More than 40,000 cases were treated for problem alcohol use between 2008 and 2012 according to new figures from the Health Research Board (HRB).

High level findings

The total number of cases increased from 7,940 in 2008, to 8,604 in 2011; then decreased to 8,336 in 2012.

The number of new cases decreased in 2012, while numbers returning for treatment increased.

One-in-five are using other drugs along with alcohol.

The proportion of cases in employment has de...

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New report reveals the latest drug trends in Europe

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish the European drug report 2014: trends and developments today. This report summarises the latest trends across the 28 EU member states, and Norway and Turkey. Accompanying the report is a series of online interactive Perspectives on Drugs (PODs) providing deeper insights into important issues. The HRB compares the situation in Ireland with the European findings.

The Health Research Board (HRB) provides the...

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Irish Alcohol Diaries 2013: New figures reveal 75% of alcohol is consumed as part of binge session

New figures published today by the Health Research Board confirm that Irish drinking patterns are harmful and almost one in fourteen drinkers meet criteria for dependent drinking. The figures were captured as part of the first National Alcohol Diary Survey involving almost 6,000 people, aged 18-75 years, across Ireland during 2013.

According to Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive at the Health Research Board,

'The amount we drink and the way we drink determine alcohol-related harm....

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Varadkar announces €850,000 investment for research into rare diseases.

Five charities will provide matching funding bringing total investment to €1.9M. They will share €850,000 in State funding to take part in international research into rare medical conditions, including respiratory infections and retinal blindness.

The Government is investing €850,000 through the Health Research Board with matching funding provided by the Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG). A total of eight projects will be supported over the next three years, bringing to 95 the pr...

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New study on illicit drug markets published

The study, commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol and conducted by the Health Research Board (HRB), provides in-depth research and analysis on the various factors that influence the development of local drugs markets.

It examines the nature, structure and organisation of illicit drugs markets in Ireland; the impact of drug-dealing on local communities; and a study of current interventions against drug dealing.

Dr Johnny Connolly, lead author of the...

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€13.5 million for health research

Cancer, asthma, kidney injuries and antibiotics are just some of the areas likely to benefit from €13.5 million in funding for new health research projects announced today by Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar.

A total of 36 projects are being supported by the Health Research Board (HRB) over the next three – five years. More details are available from the HRB press release here.

 

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€1.9 million for new medical charities research projects

Five charities and eight research projects have secured funding in the latest awards from the joint Health Research Board and Medical Research Charities Group award scheme. This brings to 95 the number of projects supported through this particular scheme over the past eight years. The five charities taking part are Alpha One, Cystinosis Ireland, Fighting Blindness, the Irish Thoracic Society, and the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital Research Foundation. HRB Chief Executive, Graham Love say...

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Feeling under the weather?

A new website, Undertheweather.ie, developed by the HSE in partnership with GPs and pharmacists, offers advice on how to get through common illnesses without antibiotics.

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