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Major investment clinical research infrastructure in Ireland

12 June 2006

Mary Harney TD, Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children will today announce a multi-million euro investment by the Wellcome Trust* and the Health Research Board (HRB) for a new major clinical research centre to be built in...[more]

Nurses and midwives focus on research

11 June 2006

Nurses and midwives are the first group in the Irish health services to produce a report which identifies strategic research priorities for their profession. The Nursing and Midwifery Research Priorities Report will help to focus...[more]

HRB publishes annual report on service delivery and service demand among people with physical and sensory disability

1 June 2006

90% of people registered on the NPSDD database were receiving services in June 2005. Figures released today by the Health Research Board (HRB) from the second annual report of the National Physical and Sensory Disability Database...[more]

Link between drugs and crime needs closer examination according to new HRB report

30 May 2006

The starting point for strategies that aim to reduce drug-related crime in Ireland must be a genuine understanding of the complicated relationship between drugs and crime, according to a new report published by the Drug Misuse...[more]

Listening saves children's lives - Irish approach to health research in developing countries has real results

7 May 2006

Death rates from neo-natal tetanus in parts of Africa have been reduced 100-fold as a direct result of novel research conducted by the Irish organisation ICROSS.* Their research has combined cultural sensitivity with scientific...[more]

€6.25 million to improve health through research

15 March 2006

HRB aims to tackle several key health challenges with latest grant awards. Cervical screening, adolescent depression and suicidal behaviour, diabetes and using electronic patient records to help manage chronic disease, will all...[more]

Students funded by Health Research Board deliver practical results

16 January 2006

Breast cancer, obesity during pregnancy and diabetes were just some of the topics put under the microscope recently by forty students who were funded by the Health Research Board. Eight finalists were selected to compete for the...[more]

New HRB report indicates that research could help disrupt illicit drug markets

20 December 2005

A new report on the illicit drug market in Ireland was published today by the Health Research Board (HRB). Written as an overview, the report compiles information from existing data sources and research on illicit drug markets,...[more]

Latest HRB figures on psychiatric care point to increase in community care as overall inpatient admissions continue to fall

19 December 2005

Increase in admissions to general hospital psychiatric units and a decline in use of psychiatric hospitals. The latest annual report on activities in psychiatric inpatient units and hospitals in 2004 shows that the total number...[more]

€4m boost for quality PhD training for health research sends HRB scholars soaring

16 December 2005

Two new scholar sites to be funded. Health Research Board (HRB) scholars will literally be 'climbing walls' today to celebrate the success of their PhD training schemes and the announcement by the HRB to provide up to €4 million...[more]

€4.5m to develop health research careers - HRB awards new research fellowships

30 November 2005

24 new Research Fellowships in, among other subjects, Hepatitis C infection, MRSA and modelling patterns of drug use. The Health Research Board will award 24 new Research Fellowships worth €4.5m today, Wednesday 30 November...[more]

Latest European drug facts, figures and analysis released today.Health Research Board puts the Irish drug situation in context

24 November 2005

Information on the situation in Ireland. The latest facts and figures on drug use across Europe, and by country, were released by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) today in their Annual Report...[more]

'A PICTURE OF HEALTH' - Latest discoveries from an ?8.25 million investment in Irish health research

8 November 2005

A 'Picture of Health - A selection of Irish health research 2005' communicates, in layman's terms, the results of 68 research projects, which are the work of 139 researchers from 12 Institutions nationwide.A new report launched...[more]

HRB report on intellectual disability shows demand for full-time residential services continues to rise

28 September 2005

Despite record levels of intellectual disability service provision, the demand for full-time residential services is now at its highest level since national recording began, according figures published today by the Health...[more]

New report compares trends in treated drug use across Ireland. Risk behaviours associated with drug use highlighted

28 August 2005

More than 33,350 cases* aged between 15 and 64 years were treated for problem drug use in Ireland between 1998 and 2002. A new report from the Health Research Board (HRB) shows that more than one quarter of the cases presenting...[more]

HRB research reports a change in patterns of treated problem drug use in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare

18 August 2005

A new study published today by the Health Research Board (HRB) shows that the total number of cases treated for problem drug use in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow increased by 23 per cent, from 5,083 in 1998 to 6,248 in 2002. There...[more]

Health Research Board and Medical Research Charities Group combine forces to support research into rare diseases

7 August 2005

The Health Research Board (HRB) and the recently launched Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) have announced joint funding of at least ?600,000 to support Research Fellowships in Rare Diseases. These fellowships will help to...[more]

HRB publishes report on trends in drug-related deaths in Ireland

27 June 2005

The first comprehensive review of drug-related deaths in Ireland was published today by the Health Research Board (HRB). It analyses data that were collected by a variety of sources* in Ireland between 1990 and 2002. Trends...[more]

€14.6 million to improve health through research

12 June 2005

A further €14.6 million has been awarded today by the Health Research Board (HRB) to support research into priority health areas including hospital acquired infections, cancer, diabetes, alcohol and sexual practices, Alzheimer's...[more]

HRB welcomes €10 million capital injection for health research

30 May 2005

Mary Harney, Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children has announced €10m capital funding for the Health Research Board (HRB) to implement further the National Health Research Strategy, Making Knowledge Work for Health. This...[more]

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