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Average serving size of energy drinks increases

October 16, 2019

A report by SafeFood showed since 2015 the number of energy drinks eligible for the sugar tax has fallen from 74 per cent (29 drinks) to 41 per cent (17 drinks), but the amount of drinks sold in 500ml servings increased.

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Uptake in HPV vaccine by 20 per cent

April 17, 2019

The uptake of HPV vaccine is at 70 percent which is a 20 percent increase over the last two years making a future without cervical cancer all the more likely according to the HSE.

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New consent plan launched for third level institutions

April 17, 2019

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, launched the Framework for Consent in Higher Education plan on April 5, stating that “ sexual violence and harassment has no place in our institutions.”