Published: 12 December 2017
Almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2015 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use according to the latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB). This represents almost 20,000...
Published: 23 November 2017
More than 3,000 Irish patients are now benefitting from a new intervention which prevents heart failure and that could help to avoid more than 17,250 hospital admissions a year.
Published: 25 October 2017
The Health Research Board (HRB) is to launch a new publishing platform that will enable HRB–funded researchers to publish all research outputs quickly, in an open and transparent way.
Published: 27 September 2017
A new clinical trial called TRANSFUSE, has found the age of transfused blood cells did not impact patient survival rates among critically ill adults. The findings end speculation that fresher blood may be superior for critically...
Published: 15 August 2017
The new HRB Emerging Investigator Awards will enable researchers at the mid stage of their career to shift gear to become independent investigators. The HRB is investing €8.3 million through this scheme to support 11 researchers...
Published: 25 July 2017
Young people, single people and depression continue to dominate admissions for psychiatric care.
Published: 3 July 2017
Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 56,702 cases were treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Treated cases increased from 7,993 in 2009, to 8,876 in 2011, then...
Published: 21 June 2017
The Health Research Board (HRB) will publish two reports today (21 June 2017) which review the latest information available* on services that people with a disability received during 2016, along with estimates of the type of...
Published: 6 June 2017
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish the European drug report 2017: trends and developments today. The European report provides a snapshot on the latest trends across the 28 EU member...
Published: 30 May 2017
The Health Research Board and Irish Research Council have announced a new €1.75 million initiative to help researchers involve the public at the very start of the health research process. It is the first of its kind in Ireland.