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The Department of Health keeps dietary recommendations under review as part of its role in promoting evidence based public health. As part of this review, the new Healthy Food for Life – the Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid have been developed by the Department working in...
27.5.2015 Sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock are used to describe the systemic inflammatory response of patients to infection, as a continuum of progressive and life threatening severity.  Sepsis is the clinical syndrome defined by the presence of both infection and a systemic inflammatory...
The National Guidelines on Physical Activity for Ireland Click here to download PDF 3.1mb Consumer Leaflet PDF 932kb Fact Sheet for Adults PDF 667kb Fact Sheet for Parents and Guardians PDF 574kb Foldout Executive Summary PDF 699kb
Subject: diabetes
The National Diabetes Working Group has made a number of policy guidance recommendations. These relate to the model of care for people with diabetes as well as recommendations for how services prevent and manage diabetes in the population. Read the Report (PDF, 240kb)
The Minister for Health’s Strategy for effective health care in the 1990s has emphasised quality of service as one of its key principles.  Within the medical sphere, almost no other field has developed and continues to expand as rapidly as that of cancer biology and treatment.  Cytotoxic...
Subject: HIV and AIDS
This document is designed to provide guidelines to professionals working with people who are HIV positive where the person living with HIV is placing other people at risk of infection through unprotected sexual intercourse or needle sharing, without informing his/her partner of the risk Download...
This document is intended to be a practical clinical guideline for the control of pain in patients with cancer. Its target group is hospital staff, primary care team members and nursing home staff. It attempts to apply the clinical principles outlined in the document 'Control of Pain in Patients...
Haematological cancers in adults include a range of diseases including leukaemias, lymphomas and myeloma, all of which differ in diagnosis and management. Collectively they account for about 1 in 14 cancers. This guidance provides a profile of the major haematological malignancies with brief...