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Health minister announces 100 new nurse training places in Northern Ireland

Health minister announces 100 new nurse training places in Northern Ireland

The health minister Simon Hamilton has said that the authorities will set up one hundred new nurse training placesin Northern Ireland.

Vitamin C can reduce risk of Cataracts By 20%

Vitamin C can reduce risk of Cataracts By 20%According to a new study, a diet rich in Vitamin C can help reduce the risk of cataracts by around 20 per cent in people.

Scientists working to develop vaccine to fight HIV

Scientists working to develop vaccine to fight HIVA team of scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in the United Sates, are working to develop a vaccine capable of fighting the HIV infection.

Scientists’ one step closer to developing HIV vaccine

Scientists’ one step closer to developing HIV vaccine

Scientists have said that they are one step closer to developing a vaccine against HIV after they were able to identify immune system cells that can be targeted to provide protection against the virus.

NHS to drop acupuncture for back pain

NHS to drop acupuncture for back pain

The health service in the United Kingdom has said that it will no longer recommend acupuncture for patients with back pain after experts said that exercise is the most effective cure.

Health system failed to protect staff from bullying, report

Health system failed to protect staff from bullying, report

According to a new report, the health system in the country has failed to protect its doctors and nurses from widespread bullying, harassment and discrimination.

The Auditor-General's report also said that a lack of leadership has allowed a culture of abuse and bullying to flourish in the system. The Auditor-General has made 12 recommendations aiming to protect the health workers, including paramedics from abusive workplace behaviour. The report also outlined the urgent need for stronger leadership and support to help agencies deliver on their obligation as employers.

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