Top 9 Irish Health News Stories after 9am
Doctors not equipped to help patients quit smoking (Irish Independent)
A new study has found less than a third of them are even aware of Quitline, the national no-smoking helpline. It also found high rates of smoking among HSE support staff, with 24.7pc of these grades lighting up compared to 21.7pc of the general population.
Malaria vaccine trials on humans said to be ‘very promising’ (Irish Examiner)
It is hoped that combining the vaccine with others in development may lead to one that could prevent malaria. The vaccine is regarded as a valuable addition to malaria control and is part of the World Health Organisation’s roadmap, updated to include two new strategic goals to be met by 2030.