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24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring is unhelpful in the investigation of older persons with recurrent falls

John Davison, Steven Brady and Rose Anne KennyBackground: although frequently used in the assessment of patients with falls, it is unclear whether 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography contributes to their assessment in older persons.Objective: to identi ...

A Class of Environmental and Endogenous Toxins Induces BRCA2 Haploinsufficiency and Genome Instability

Mutations truncating a single copy of the tumor suppressor, BRCA2, cause cancer susceptibility. In cells bearing such heterozygous mutations, we find that a cellular metabolite and ubiquitous environmental toxin, formaldehyde, stalls and destabilizes DNA ...

A comparative analysis of educational provision for pupils with autism in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

The thesis examined the two systems of provision of special needs education, North and South, and how these deal with the issue of childhood autism. The strengths and weakness within the two jurisdictions are hedl up with the particular focus on the lesso ...

A comprehensive behaviour change program designed to increase sun-protective behaviour among school students

J B Lowe, K R Balanda, W R Stanton, Mar C Del Sun screen, Sun protection, Child health Chronic Conditions Conditions Cancer Research and Evaluation Other Outputs ...

A Fitter Future for All- Framework launched

Obesity is a modern lifestyle epidemic that is threatening our health and well-being.This was the key message delivered by Health Minister Edwin Poots at the launch of The Framework for Preventing and Addressing Overweight and Obesity in Northern Ireland ...

A Happy and a Healthy 2012

Many of us start the New Year with the best of intentions to lose weight, get fitter and eat well. It's that sense of new possibilities and fresh beginnings that can also help motivate changes in lifestyle. The Public Health Agency (PHA) advises that ...

A measure of skin familiarity and its role in the early detection of skin cancer

K P Balanda, W R Stanton, P D Baade, [...], A Clavarino Sun screen, Sun protection, Child health Skin self-examination (SSE) is promoted widely so that individuals will become familiar with their skin and be better able to identify suspicious changes earl ...

A New Year's Resolution- be smart about your drinking!

Now 2012 has arrived, the Public Health Agency is encouraging people to make a New Year's resolution to know their limits when it comes to alcohol, not to drink excessively and to cut back for a while, especially if the festive period led to a little ...

A survey of smoking prevalence amoung Indigenous secondary school students in North Queensland

L. H. Saeck, K P Balanda, J B Lowe, [...], W R Stanton Smoking, Smoking cessation, Smoking ban, Legislation, Law, Mortality, Secondhand smoke, Passive smoking, Tobacco, Student Request the full-text to ask the authors to provide the full-text version. Art ...

Acute coronary syndrome in the elderly

This editorial refers to ‘Management and 6-month outcomes in elderly and very elderly patients with high-risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes: The Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events’, by G. Devlin et al., on page 1275.In the well developed ...

Age does not hamper the response to pulmonary rehabilitation of COPD patients

Background: pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) improves health status and exercise tolerance, but not respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our objective was to identify predictors of improvement in the 6-min walke ...

Age Related Outcome in Acute Subdural Haematoma Following Traumatic Head Injury

1Department of Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 92Department of General Surgery, Wexford General Hospital, WexfordAbstractAcute subdural haematoma (ASDH) is one of the conditions most strongly associated with severe brain injury.1 Reports ...

All-Island Centre for Autism- Launch Documents

Department of Education (NI), Department of Education and Science (Ireland) North/South Special Education Coordination programme Launch documents for the event marking the purchase of a building in Middletown, County Armagh, to house a new all-island Cent ...

An Innovative Method of Increasing Early Detection for Skin Cancer in Australia

John B. Lowe, Kevin P. Balanda, C. B. Del Mar, [...], Gina Clare Skin health, Examination, Cancer Abstract Objective: To evaluate a family practice intervention to encourage patients to request a skin examination during their consultation. Methods: Family ...

Association of Marine Omega 3 Fatty Acid Levels With Telomeric Aging in Patients With Coronary Heart Disease

Author Affiliations: Division of Cardiology, San Francisco General Hospital (Dr Farzaneh-Far), Departments of Medicine (Drs Farzaneh-Far and Whooley), Biochemistry and Biophysics (Drs Lin and Blackburn), Psychiatry (Dr Epel), and Epidemiology and Biostati ...

Autism 2000- Donegal and Derry Autism Workshops

The report details the findings from a County Donegal workshop on the parents perspective of living with autism followed by one in Derry and a third to examine cross-border issues. Parents and Professionals and Autism (P.A.P.A.) P.A.P.A. Autism 2000 proje ...

Autonomic Function Is Impaired in Elderly Stroke Survivors

From the Institute for Ageing and Health (A.M., S.K., L.A., R.A.K.), Newcastle General Hospital, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne; the Centre for Health Services Research (I.N.S.), School of Population and Health Sciences (Epidemiology and Public Health ...

Been given any good gifts recently? (Female)

This poster draws attention to the health risks of chlamydia for women and advises on the use of condoms as a method of protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It also provides contact details for the Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics ...

Been given any good gifts recently? (Male)

This poster draws attention to the health risks of chlamydia for men and advises on the use of condoms as a method of protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It also provides contact details for the Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics in ...

Bowel cancer screening programme: Posters

The Public Health Agency's bowel cancer screening programme awareness campaign launch took place on Friday 3 February 2012 at PHA, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. The public information campaign includes television, radio, press, outdoor advertising on buses ...

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