Friday, December 20, 2013

Mental health Reform: Promoting improved mental health Services

Mental health Reform in Ireland: Hello and welcome to our last newsletter of 2013. Here's a quick round-up of our news and events:

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Athlone Institute of technology: Health Science Library, Xmas Opening hours

Thursday 19th December:    9.30am - 1.30pm
Friday 20th December         9.30am - 1.30pm
Saturday 21th Dec - Tuesday 7th Jan '14 Library closed
Tuesday 7th January:           9.30am - 1pm
Thursday 9th January:          9.30am - 1pm

Normal term opening resumes on Monday 13th January 2014

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Historic deal on clinical trial transparency - 2013-12-16

Pharmaceutical companies and academic researchers will be obliged to upload the results of all their European clinical trials to a publicly accessible database, if a deal reached this week is approved.
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Which medical research caught the public imagination in 2013?

Altmetric take a look back at 2013, with a review of the medical matters papers that received the most attention online - and the conversations that happened around them.

Diet and obesity were the most popular themes amongst medical papers this year. The most popular paper was one that reported the benefits of the "Mediterranean Diet". The success of this paper also carried over to another that reported on the virtues of eating nuts (which, incidentally, are part of the Mediterranean Diet).

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Butterfly Injections - from

Does anyone actively practice this or come across this in their ERs?

A couple weeks ago I had a treat and release patient who didn't need a line... the doctor ordered IV toradol and I clarified the order with him. "He doesn't have a line, I can start one. Did you want it IV or IM?"
His reply, "You can just butterfly it in or give it IM if you want." 

I was completely confused because I had never even heard of this... 

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Depression's Tipping Point

Someday, a smart phone app that asks what you’re feeling 10 times a day may be able to tell you if you’re edging closer to depression—and recommend that you seek preventive therapy or drugs. Scientists have discovered that how quickly someone bounces back from negative feelings, over hours or days, can predict whether that person is at risk of an episode of major depressive disorder.
“The holy grail of depression epidemiology is that we want to intervene early to prevent people from having depressive episodes,” says social scientist Stephen Gilman of Harvard University, who was not involved in the study. “Where this work is headed is making an advance in that direction, toward early detection and therefore early intervention.”

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Health Research Board Annual Report 2012

The Annual Report and extracts from the HRB Financial Statements 2012.
  • Chief Executive Overview.
  • Health Research - Aligned to national priorities.
  • Delivering on our strategic business plan.
  • Measuring the impact of HRB health research investment.
  • Corporate operations.

Belly fat could prevent cancer killing cells doing their job

Carrying excess fat on the waistline could prevent cancer killing cells from doing their job, according to a new Health Research Board (HRB) funded study. This fat can become inflamed in obesity and it has been linked with increased risk of several cancers including one called oesophageal adenocarcinoma. The findings are described in the latest edition of the HRB’s Picture of Health 2013 which is published today.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Naturally good health; Ireland

Naturally Good Health is Ireland’s premier health magazine.
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Welcome to The Healthier Life.... where good health comes naturally

Welcome to the web's leading natural and alternative health resource! Our pioneering experts report the latest breakthroughs in natural medicine often years before you'll ever hear about them in the mainstream media.

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