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HRB to invest €12 million in research projects for better health

22 August 2013

Are current increases in suicide rates linked to the recession? Does our blood group determine our risk of heart attack? How do we improve outcomes for young adults with diabetes?[more]

New report reveals the latest drug trends in Europe

28 May 2013

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish their European Drug Report 2013: Trends and developments today. This year the agency's annual overview of the European drug situation is presented...[more]

HRB to invest €1.5 million in research collaboration on quality and patient safety

24 May 2013

The Health Research Board is collaborating with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) to advance research on quality and patient safety in Ireland.[more]

Irish people slow to go to hospital with heart attack symptoms

24 April 2013

Patient behaviour is one of the biggest causes of delay in getting to hospital when suffering a heart attack according to the findings of a new HRB-funded study at Trinity College Dublin. The delay is a result of people not...[more]

Irish discovery challenges international practice for predicting risk or complication for small babies in the womb

15 February 2013

New findings by Perinatal Ireland, a HRB-funded initiative to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies, are challenging currently accepted international practice in relation to identifying which babies are at risk from...[more]

Defibrillators in GP surgeries would save hundreds of lives annually

6 December 2012

HRB research shows patients would be 3 or 4 times more likely to survive sudden cardiac arrest outside hospital. Hundreds of lives could be saved in Ireland each year if GPs are equipped with defibrillators and trained to use...[more]

New report reveals the latest drug trends in Europe

15 November 2012

The HRB compares the situation in Ireland with European findings.[more]

Decrease in psychiatric admissions in Ireland

6 November 2012

Admissions to Irish psychiatric units and hospitals decreased from 19,619 in 2010 to 18,992 in 2011, a reduction of 627 admissions. There was also a reduction in the number of first admissions, from 6,266 in 2010 to 6,129 in 2011...[more]

Trends in services for people with intellectual disabilities

16 October 2012

A new report published today (16 October 2012) by the Health Research Board shows that while there has been an increase in provision of services for people with intellectual disability, a number of factors, such as people in this...[more]

Health service to benefit from investment in new research leaders

26 September 2012

The Health Research Board (HRB) will invest €11 million to build capacity of research leadership in hospitals through its clinician scientist programme this year. The investment will allow leading doctors to split their time...[more]

New report on disability service provision and use

19 August 2012

Figures released today by the Health Research Board in the Annual Report of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database (NPSDD) Committee 2011 show that while there have been high levels of service provision in recent...[more]

HRB report highlights public knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to alcohol

11 July 2012

More than four out five people (85%) believe that current levels of alcohol consumption in Ireland are too high, according to the results of a new survey, Alcohol: Public knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, published today by the...[more]

Health Research Board to invest €13m in cancer clinical trials over next three years

5 July 2012

ICORG programme which trialled Herceptin in Ireland receives new funding. Patients, clinicians and Irish hospitals will benefit from a new Health Research Board (HRB) investment in cancer clinical trials over the next three...[more]

New street exhibit will spark people's imagination about science

1 July 2012

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, today launched the Health Research Board's 'curious' collection of scientific images as part of the Dublin City of Science 2012 initiative. The new street exhibit is...[more]

Hearing voices could be a marker for serious mental illness in adolescents

11 April 2012

Auditory hallucinations (hearing voices) can affect up to one-in-five children between the ages of 11 and 13, according to new research published online today by the British Journal of Psychiatry. For most of these children, the...[more]

Minister for Health to open new clinical research facility in Cork

5 March 2012

The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, is in Cork today to open a new Health Research Board (HRB) Clinical Research Facility at the Mercy University Hospital. The facility will provide 10 jobs and will enable local...[more]

New automated system to kill bacteria in hospital water systems and taps

1 March 2012

A team of Trinity College Dublin researchers has developed a fully automated system that eradicates bacterial contamination in hospital water tanks, distribution systems and taps. This type of contamination was linked to the...[more]

Ireland supports European approach for Neurodegenerative disease research

7 February 2012

The first European-wide research strategy to tackle Alzheimer's and other Neurodegenerative Diseases will be launched in Brussels today, 7 February 2012. The strategy will effectively direct the focus and funding of EU and...[more]

Trends in treated problem drug use: 52% rise in cases entering drug treatment from 2005 to 2010

12 December 2011

Figures released today by the Health Research Board (HRB) show a significant increase in the total number of people entering drug treatment in Ireland. The data is published in a report called 'Trends in treated problem drug use...[more]

Health Research Board figures show 638 drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland in 2009

5 December 2011

The number of heroin-related deaths increased by 20% in 2009. The latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) show a total of 3,334 deaths in the six-year period 2004 to 2009. Of...[more]

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