Women's Health

15 Jan, 2024 - In August 2023 the Institute responded to the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) consultation on Northern Ireland’s ‘Bread and Flour’ regulations. The consultation…
15 Jan, 2024 -  The UK is in line to be the first country in Europe to fortify flour in a bid to reduce the occurrence of certain birth defects. In this blog, Dr Jenny Mack, Consultant in Public Health Medicine,…
26 Apr, 2023 - A gender gap in physical activity levels between men and women in Ireland and Northern Ireland has highlighted the need to address barriers to physical activity for women and other population groups…
19 Oct, 2022 - It’s National Menopause Awareness Week, Ireland’s first national awareness campaign about menopause. The campaign slogan ‘Let’s take the mystery out of menopause’ highlights the need for clear…
10 Jun, 2022 - Esther Atuhaire is undertaking a student placement at the Institute of Public Health as part of a Masters Programme in Public Health at the University of Limerick. Esther’s project explores the…
27 Oct, 2020 - Maternity care in hospitals in the Republic of Ireland is funded by a hybrid of public finance and private health insurance.
21 Sep, 2020 - Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing and there are wide variations in rates internationally and nationally. There is evidence…
1 Apr, 2020 - It is established globally that a healthy maternal diet during pregnancy is important in programming fetal growth and development. The assessment of maternal dietary intake, however, is challenging…
1 Mar, 2020 - Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can have serious clinical consequences for both the woman and her offspring in the short and long…
28 Feb, 2020 - This longitudinal study examined the profile and pregnancy-related behaviours of women who reported smoking in two successive…
1 Feb, 2020 - Point-of-care (POC) measurement of glucose is currently recommended only for the monitoring of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).…
1 May, 2019 - Maternal nutrition is a determinant of pregnancy outcomes. Few studies have evaluated the potential of online nutrition resources to…
14 Feb, 2019 - The adverse effects of smoking on neonatal outcomes, such as small-for-gestational-age (SGA), has been extensively studied however,…
1 Feb, 2019 - The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether a behavioural intervention in pregnancy supported by online…
1 Sep, 2018 - Maternal nutrition during pregnancy influences the long-term health outcomes of both the woman and her offspring. In the absence of…
1 Jul, 2018 - Using detailed dietary and supplement questionnaires in early pregnancy, we compared the dietary intakes of micronutrients and…
1 Jun, 2018 - This study evaluated breath carbon monoxide (BCO) testing in identifying maternal smokers as well as the difference between disclosers and non-disclosers of smoking status. We also investigated if…
1 Apr, 2017 - Smoking during pregnancy is the most significant modifiable risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Tobacco use has a long-standing…
27 Jan, 2017 - The Department of Justice and Equality (RoI) launched a public consultation on the new National Women’s Strategy on 23 November 2016…