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25 Nov 2013 | News

Smoking rates among pregnant women have dropped by a third over the past decade, according to a new cross-border report. The study, north and south of the border, also revealed that fewer children are smoking. It warned that those from disadvantaged backgrounds remain at a greater risk of taking up the habit. Dr Helen McAvoy of the Institute of Public Health, which published the report, said while the findings regarding smoking during pregnancy were encouraging, children continue to experiment with cigarettes.

13 Nov 2013 | News

This report was developed by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) on behalf of the Centre for Effective Services. It highlights learning from evaluations of 10 programmes funded as part of the Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative. Access full report Access briefing paper

22 Oct 2013 | News

Source: Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/increasing-need-to-keep-our-blood-sugars-in-check-1.1568226 Increasing need to keep our blood sugars in check (by June Shannon) Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are on the rise, but what exactly is diabetes and can we prevent it? A 2010 report entitled Making Chronic Conditions Count by the Institute of Public Health estimates that by 2020 the number of adults with diabetes in Ireland (type 1 and type 2 combined) is expected to rise to more than 233,000. This represents a 62 per cent increase or an additional 89,000 adults on the 2007 figure.

22 Oct 2013 | News

IPH publishes Open Access Statement for Open Access Week 2013 Open Access (OA) is the immediate, freely available, online access to research outputs. These outputs include peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers and datasets of various types. The restrictions to use, commonly imposed by publisher copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control do not apply.

21 Oct 2013 | News

Date: Monday 21 October 2013 Source: Irish Examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/archives/2013/1021/ireland/child-activity-level-to-be-rated-globally-246910.html Child activity level to be rated globally - By Noel Baker

18 Sep 2013 | News

1 Aug 2013 | News

Breastfeeding is an important factor to giving a child the best start in life and is central to fostering optimal health and development in the early years and helps contribute to reducing health inequalities. World Breastfeeding Week provides an opportunity to promote the benefits of breastfeeding and the need for further support of mothers to increase rates across the world and the island of Ireland.

28 Jun 2013 | News

25 Jun 2013 | News

NI Health Minister Edwin Poots has said that breastfeeding gives babies a great start in life. The Minister was speaking as he launched a new Breastfeeding Strategy for Northern Ireland. The launch took place at a joint UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and Public Health Agency (PHA) conference on breastfeeding and relationship building. The new Strategy sets out the strategic direction to protect, promote, support and normalise breastfeeding in Northern Ireland over the next ten years.

25 Jun 2013 | News

The average person will not walk much more than 800 metres to the local shop for a pint of milk, about 900 metres to school and just over one kilometre to work. It’s not only the distance of the journey that affects a person’s choice of whether to go by shanks’ mare or to hop in the car – it’s also about the quality of the walk, how safe and secure it is and how pleasing the environment.