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{mosimage}The wider social impact of immigration to the UK is set to be assessed by an independent body advising ministers, the government has said. Home Secretary John Reid said the proposed body would help assess economic need and skills shortages. But it will also be charged with advising on where…
A cross-border initiative to help people recognise the symptoms of mental health problems among 16 to 25-year-olds and treat them with 'first aid' was launched in Armagh today. Experts were this morning to converge on a conference to launch the findings of a pilot project, called Mental Health First Aid…
This week, the BMJ reveals serious concerns about a study on sudden infant deaths which was used as evidence in several high profile murder appeals. In a special report, freelance journalist Jonathan Gornall raises questions about the paper’s findings and asks was the message of this study misleading?
Vaccinating care home staff against influenza can prevent illness, deaths and health service use during periods of moderate influenza activity, concludes a study published online by the BMJ. Weak immune systems mean that many care home residents are vulnerable to influenza outbreaks even when they have been vaccinated. Many countries…