Health News February 14th 2014

GPs warn they will consider injunction over new contract – Irish Times
Members of IMO claim Government proposals will have ‘serious impact’ on patient care

Over 2,500 children on waiting lists for mental health services – Irish Times
Latest report of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service shows increase of 11% in number of cases seenChildren’s hospital management confident of planning permission – Irish Times
Competing ‘world class’ architects to be announced next weekCourt battle looms over free under-6 GP care plan – Irish Independent
Plans to introduce free GP care for children under six from the middle of this year could be delayed by a looming court battle.New children’s hospital to help local builders – Irish Independent
The new National Children’s Hospital will directly employ 1,000 in the building phase and 2,500 when it is opened.

TCD scientists identify genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – RTE
A team of medical scientists at Trinity College Dublin have identified a rare genetic mutation, which increases the risk of developing schizophrenia or bipolar disorder more than tenfold.
Plain cigarette packs spur quitline calls: study – Reuters
Drab olive cigarette packs bearing a prominent quit-smoking helpline number, introduced more than a year ago in Australia, had a sizeable and sustained effect on interest in quitting, researchers say.

4 Reasons Why Having a Valentine is Good for Your Mental Health – PLoS
It’s that time of year again.