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Tackling development issues in primary school children

14 May 2010

Research shows that children's motor skills deteriorate over the school year and a short questionnaire can assist early identification of development problems. New research shows that children's motor skills deteriorate over the...[more]

Mental Health Recovery in Ireland: patient perspective

9 February 2010

A new Health Research Board study, which examines mental health recovery from the point of view of people recovering in the Irish context, will be launched today by Mr John Moloney, Minister for Equality, Disability and Mental...[more]

Social consequences of harmful alcohol use

26 November 2009

Alcohol-related social problems, such as violence, public disturbance, poor work performance and family problems, are imposing a serious burden on Irish society, according to a new report published today by the Health Research...[more]

Deaths among drug users

19 November 2009

The Health Research Board (HRB) will today publish the first national report on trends in deaths among drug users due to traumatic or medical causes. Over the eight-year period 1998-2005, 885 drug users died. Two in every three...[more]

A Picture of Health 2009

10 November 2009

The Health Research Board published today 'A Picture of health 2009'. The report is just a sample from the 107 HRB funded research projects that were completed in the past year. Investment in these projects was more than ?24...[more]

Latest drug trends across Europe

5 November 2009

HRB compares Irish situation with European findings.European countries are faced with a new drug market which sells legal alternatives to illegal drugs, such as cannabis and stimulants according to the latest report on the state...[more]

€30 million awarded for health research

1 October 2009

A €30 million investment by the Health Research Board (HRB) will support research among more than 200 nurses, doctors, health professionals and academic researchers across Ireland, who are dedicated to turning research...[more]

Reducing tooth decay in Irish children and teenagers

25 September 2009

A Health Research Board funded initiative, based at University College Cork (UCC) has produced a comprehensive evidence-based guideline to reduce tooth decay (dental caries) in Irish children. Key recommendations include an...[more]

New discovery could benefit Cystic Fibrosis patients with liver disease

22 September 2009

Health Research Board funded researchers have had a key role discovering a gene variant that makes people with cystic fibrosis (CF) five times more likely to develop liver cirrhosis and other liver complications than patients who...[more]

HRB reports latest trends in treated opiate and cocaine use across Ireland

3 September 2009

The number of people presenting for treatment for opiate (mainly heroin) and cocaine use is continuing to rise. Opiate cases* increased from 8,804 in 2002 to 11,538 in 2007, and cocaine cases* rose from 954 in 2002 to 2,643 in...[more]

New research shows how to reduce patient bed sores and save money

1 September 2009

A small change in patient management practices could lead to much fewer pressure ulcers in elderly patients, create significant savings and save time according to new research funded by the Health Research Board (HRB).[more]

Developing health economics capacity in Ireland

21 April 2009

Health economics experts will gather in Dublin on Wednesday to discuss how their expertise can inform better decision making for improved healthcare. The main aims of the workshop are to create a networking opportunity for the...[more]

Potential treatment for hearing problem wins HRB prize at BT Young Scientists competition

13 January 2009

Students from Ursuline College in Sligo have won the Health Research Board Special prize at the 2009 BT Young Scientist competition. Niamh Chapman, Eimear O'Carroll and Rhona Togher discovered some sounds that soothe Tinnitus - a...[more]

HRB students deliver health research results with real impact

15 December 2008

UCC student wins HRB Watts Medal 2008. The Health Research Board has awarded the annual HRB Watts Medal to a Cork medical student, Aoife McSweeney, for her research which shows promise for treating pre-eclampsia, a condition...[more]

Initial findings from drug-related deaths index

6 November 2008

The number of drug-related deaths in Ireland increased from 242 in 1998 to 400 in 2005. According to a report published by the Health Research Board (HRB), over the eight-year period from 1998 to 2005, 2,442 people died directly...[more]

Latest drug trends across Europe

6 November 2008

HRB compares drug trends in Ireland with European findings. Across Europe heroin use is stable, but no longer in decline, and cocaine use is continuing to rise according to the latest report on the state of the drugs problem ...[more]

HRB Chairman stresses importance of continued investment in health research

4 November 2008

The HRB will publish the HRB Annual report 2007 and A Picture of Health 2008 on Tuesday 4 November.[more]

Proactive approach to tackle crack cocaine in Ireland

22 October 2008

HRB report provides the evidence base for a proactive strategy to tackle crack cocaine use in Ireland. A new HRB report published on Wednesday 22 October 2008 provides the evidence base for a proactive strategy to tackle crack...[more]

Continued investment and expansion of services needed for children aged 0 - 5 with an intellectual disability - HRB Report

28 July 2008

A new report from the Health Research Board (HRB) has examined the demand for, and provision of, treatment for children aged 0-5 years with an intellectual disability. The report, which is based on figures from the National...[more]

Trends in problem drug use in Ireland, 2001 - 2006

14 May 2008

A total of 68,754 cases* aged between 15 and 64 years were treated for problem drug use in Ireland between 2001 and 2006. The latest report from the Health Research Board (HRB) shows that almost one in five of these cases (18%)...[more]

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