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11 Oct 2012 | News

A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has emphasised that public health is everyone’s business and all sectors and government departments must work together to improve the health of the population. The IPH conference attracted more than 200 health professionals, officials and academics to discuss public health in The King’s Hall, Belfast in the first conference of its kind on the island. Delegates discussed a range of issues including tackling health inequalities working for better outcomes for children and engaging health care users in policy development. The message from across the conference was that there must be a cross-sectoral approach to public health – it is in everyone’s interest to improve health and well-being.

11 Oct 2012 | News

A conference hosted by the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has emphasised that public health is everyone’s business and all sectors and government departments must work together to improve the health of the population. The IPH conference attracted more than 200 health professionals, officials and academics to discuss public health in The King’s Hall, Belfast in the first conference of its kind on the island. Delegates discussed a range of issues including tackling health inequalities working for better outcomes for children and engaging health care users in policy development. The message from across the conference was that there must be a cross-sectoral approach to public health – it is in everyone’s interest to improve health and well-being.

24 Sep 2012 | News

Greater focus on healthier lifestyles could help moderate this increase The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults in the Republic of Ireland who had a stroke in the last twelve months that had been diagnosed by a doctor (a “clinically diagnosed stroke”) is expected to increase by 6,000 people to almost 29,000. This finding was revealed at the publication of a stroke briefing in St Conal‟s Hospital, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

24 Sep 2012 | News

Greater focus on healthier lifestyles could help moderate this increase The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults in Northern Ireland who had ever been told by a doctor that they had a stroke (a “clinically diagnosed stroke”) is expected to increase by 5,000 people to more than 29,000. This data was revealed at the publication of a stroke briefing in St Conal‟s Hospital, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

5 Sep 2012 | News

Greater focus on prevention to reduce risk factors and promote healthier lifestyles will help moderate this increase The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults in the Republic of Ireland with diagnosed musculoskeletal conditions (MSCs) – such as arthritis and back pain is expected to increase. IPH Research Analyst Mr Steve Barron said, “Musculoskeletal conditions are a group of diseases that affect the body’s bones, joints, muscles and the tissues that connect them. Common MSCs include back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal disorders. MSCs are the most common cause of severe long term pain and physical disability in developed countries.”

5 Sep 2012 | News

Greater focus on prevention to reduce risk factors and promote healthier lifestyles will help moderate this increase The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults in Northern Ireland with musculoskeletal conditions (MSCs) – such as arthritis and back pain – is expected to increase. IPH Research Analyst Mr Steve Barron said, “Musculoskeletal conditions are a group of diseases that affect the body’s bones, joints, muscles and the tissues that connect them. Common MSCs include back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal disorders. MSCs are the most common cause of severe long term pain and physical disability in developed countries.”

1 Aug 2012 | News

Greater focus on prevention, early detection and effective management is needed. The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults aged 45+ years in the Republic of Ireland with diabetes (diagnosed and undiagnosed) is expected to rise to more than 175,000 people (9.1% of the population aged 45+ years). The research was conducted by IPH in collaboration with the HRB Centre for Diet and Health Research at University College Cork and the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland at Queen’s University Belfast. It is based on an analysis of the latest national health survey, SLÁN 2007.

26 Jun 2012 | News

Greater focus on prevention to reduce risk factors and promote healthier lifestyles will help moderate this increase The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults in Northern Ireland with diagnosed coronary heart disease (CHD: a heart attack or angina) – is expected to increase to 132,000 from 107,000 in 2010. IPH Research Analyst Mr Steve Barron said, “Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a collective term for diseases that occur when the walls of the coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build up of fatty material called atheroma. In this study CHD refers to heart attack and angina (chest pain on exertion or stres

26 Jun 2012 | News

Greater focus on prevention to reduce risk factors and promote healthier lifestyles will help moderate this increase The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults in the Republic of Ireland with diagnosed coronary heart disease (CHD: a heart attack or angina) – is expected to increase to 103,000 from 79,000 in 2010. IPH Research Analyst Mr Steve Barron said, “Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a collective term for diseases that occur when the walls of the coronary arteries become narrowed by a gradual build up of fatty material called atheroma. In this study CHD refers to heart attack and angina (chest pain on exertion or stress).”

5 Jun 2012 | News

The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) has today – following last week’s World No Tobacco Day – published new research which suggests that by 2020 the number of adults in Northern Ireland with diagnosed chronic breathing problems – otherwise known as chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) – is expected to increase to 40,000 from 33,000 in 2010.

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