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4.6.2015 Today, Minister Leo Varadkar and Minister of State Kathleen Lynch wrote to GPs about the new contract to provide GP services to children under 6 to thank them and to clarify a few matters. Read the letter here.
Subject: Food poverty
Healthy Food Made Easy(6 weeks course) and Cool Dudes (5 weeks) are held weekly for 2.5 hours per week to groups in the Dunlaoghaire Rathdown community.  The aims of the program are to encourage healthy eating, to improve our knowledge of nutrition and to learn to cook delicious foods....
Subject: Food poverty
Healthy Food Made Easy (6 weeks course) is held weekly for 2.5 hours per week to groups in the Co. Wicklow area. The aims of the program are to encourage healthy eating, to improve our knowledge of nutrition and to learn to cook delicious foods. Initiative Type Nutrition Education and Training...
Publisher: CARDI
Author: CARDI
Since its establishment in 2007, the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) has been committed to building a strong and lasting community of researchers in ageing in Ireland, North and South. This report provides a flavour of the work that has been undertaken since CARDI...
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The Irish health care system is based on a complex and costly mix of private, statutory, and voluntary provisions. The majority of health care expenditure comes from the state, with a significant proportion of acute hospital care funded from private insurance, but there are relatively high out-of-...
The Health Behaviours in School Children (HBSC) survey 2014 shows that overall health levels are good. There are encouraging findings on consumption of fruit and vegetables, teeth cleaning, and a drop in smoking levels and consumption of sweets and soft drinks.  However, many children said they...
This report was commissioned by the Department of Health, Ireland. Obesity is a public health problem in Ireland which is largely responsible for the increasing prevalence of diet-related diseases and growing financial burden on our healthcare system. Although overweight and obesity rates may have...
There is strong evidence to support the multiple benefits of physical activity to health and wellbeing. It promotes healthy growth and development in children and young people. It contributes to cognitive function. It is important for healthy ageing and helps to maintain quality of life and...
Health in Ireland Key Trends gives us insights into trends in demographics, population health, hospital and primary care and health service employment and expenditure. The presentation of trend data over the last decade in the 2015 report highlights the many significant achievements that Ireland...
Irish maternity services are good and compare well with those in other countries in terms of safety and patient outcomes. Much has been done to improve services in recent years. We have more consultant obstetricians and staff midwives than ever before and there has been considerable investment in...

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