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Alcohol Marketing and Young Peopleâ?Ts Drinking Behaviour in Ireland, a study commissioned by Alcohol Action Ireland and carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway, found that Irish children are exposed to large volumes of alcohol marketing, which increases their likelihood...
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Author: UNAIDS
Subject: Substance misuse
Within the pages of this World AIDS Day report, Focus on location and population, are more than 50 examples of how countries are getting on the Fast-Track. It shows how governments are working with community groups and international partners to scale up health and social services that put people at...
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Subject: Substance misuse
This report shows that the total value of illicit heroin and opium trafficked from Afghanistan to Western Europe through the Balkans amounts to some $28 billion every year. Sixty-five per cent of this total ($18 billion) is generated in Western and Central Europe. The four largest European markets...
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Subject: Substance misuse
Health in Ireland Key Trends gives us insights into trends in demographics, population health, hospital and primary care and health service employment and expenditure. The presentation of trend data over the last decade in the 2015 report highlights the many significant achievements that Ireland...
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Subject: Substance misuse
This update presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users, in the period 2004â?"2013. Overview â?¢ In the ten-year period 2004â?"2013 a total of 6,002 deaths by drug poisoning...
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Subject: mental health
There were 18,457 admissions to Irish psychiatric units and hospitals in 2013, representing a rate of 402.3 per 100,000 total population. This is an increase of 284 admissions from 2012 (18,173) and also a slight increase in the rate of admissions from 396.1 in 2012 to 402.3 in 2013. There was a...
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Subject: Substance misuse
Looking at Social, Personal and Health Education is a composite report, based on the findings of subject inspections in Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE), including Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE), carried out in 63 post-primary schools during the 2010/2011 academic year....
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Subject: Child health
Following the enactment of the Child and Family Agency Act 2013, the Agency was established on 1st January 2014 and is responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. It represents the most comprehensive reform of services for the development, welfare and protection of children and...
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Subject: Child health
ACTS is a national specialist clinical service which provides multidisciplinary consultation, assessment and focused interventions to young people who have high risk behaviours associated with complex clinical needs. ACTS also supports other professionals in their ongoing work with young people and...
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In 2015 the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to the end of their term, and a post-2015 agenda, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), takes their place. This WHO report looks back 15 years at the trends and positive forces during the MDG era and assesses the main challenges...

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