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Cancer incidence ïf~ On average, 37,591 cancers and other non-invasive tumours were diagnosed annually during the period 2012-2014. ïf~ Excluding non-melanoma skin cancers (NMSC), 20,804 cases of invasive cancer were diagnosed annually (11,101 males,ïf~ 9,703 females), representing 68% of all...
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Author: Suzi Lyons
New clinical guidelines for opioid substitution treatment (OST) in Ireland have been published.1 They were developed by a working group comprising the Health Service Executive (HSE), the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, the Irish College of General Practitioners, the Pharmaceutical Society of...
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Author: Sean Millar
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The Health Service Executive (HSE) has recently published findings from a study which examined the level of public support in Ireland for alcohol screening in healthcare settings, and to assess if alcohol treatment services are deemed available and adequate.1 The study was based on two cross-...
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Subject: Drug offence
Most re-offences following imprisonment fell into either Group 13 Public Order and Other Social Code Offences (34.2%), Group 08 Theft and Related Offences (17.9%) or Group 10 Controlled Drug Offences (13.4%).
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Subject: mental health
Eleven years on from publication of our national mental health policy, A Vision for Change, there is agreement across the mental health community that its implementation has been incomplete and uneven. The recommendations of the Expert Group on A Vision for Change are still of significant value...
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Subject: HIV
There were 508 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland in 2016, representing a rate of 10.7 per 100,000 population. The total number of HIV diagnoses increased by 5% between 2015 and 2016. There were 21 diagnoses among people who inject drugs (PWID), a decrease from the numbers in 2014 and 2015 when there...
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Author: Clay Darcy
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This Drug Education and Prevention Programme for primary school seeks to explore the topic of drug use and misuse with participants in an age appropriate, open and honest way. The programme is designed to be delivered using youth work methodologies by trained youth / drugs education workers. The...
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In 2014 the Adolescent Addiction Service worked with 59 young people and their families with a mean age of 15 years (range 13–19 years), comprising new referrals, re-referrals and continuances. The majority (69%) were male.
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Subject: Traveller health
The Traveller Health Unit in the Community Healthcare Organisation Area 2 was established as the HSE West Traveller Health Unit in 1996 to address the issues of access to and uptake of health services by members of the Traveller community with a view to addressing their exceptional poor health...
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1. Growing Up in Ireland: School & Learning at 7/8 years of age This Key Finding focuses on mothers’ reports of how their children were doing in terms of their schooling and learning. Children’s early experiences of the classroom, their transition to formal school and their...

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