A survey of athletes at the London Olympics in 2012 by a team from University College London  found  55 per cent had  cavities, 45 per cent tooth erosion and 76 per cent  gum disease. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

(...) consumption of “healthy” sports drinks, the new president of the Irish Dental Association (IDA) has warned(...)

Trauma, retinal tears and surgery complications can cause retinal detachment, while people with diabetes, poor eyesight and a family history are more at risk.  Photograph: Thinkstock

(...), otherwise healthy patients with good vision and can significantly affect driving ability. Sudden onset of(...)

Men who are violent towards women are ordinary people – husbands, grandfathers, fathers, sons, nephews, uncles, brothers, – who think they have a right to control women. Photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland, said “the legal system at every level is failing women and children who are living with violence and(...)

‘Your parents have to bury one child and welcome a new child. The whole dynamic of the family changes. They never knew they had a son. Give them time.’ Daniel (19), who encountered severe difficulties with his parents before gaining acceptance. Photograph: Dave Meehan 3:53

(...) this for my child. She’s a bright spark, and she has a right to her education.” While living in(...)

The central lesson of Oversubscribed is that you don’t need a large number of customers to make a handsome living but you need to create a market on your own terms.

Oversubscribed is that you don’t need a large number of customers to make a handsome living but you need to(...)

Irish and transgender: Luna and Daniel. Photograph: Dave Meehan 3:46

Kelly spoke of wanting to die. The choice was becoming stark: a dead son or a living daughter. They took(...)

Prof Harry Kennedy, medical director of the   Central Mental Hospital, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...)), drugs and alcohol problems, problematic behaviours (anger management, how to build healthy relationships(...)

‘Both parents and children are safer, more educated and have more opportunities to live fulfilling lives than any other generation that came before us and parents today have the opportunity to enjoy raising their children in a way that our own parents could never have dreamed of - but this isn’t happening.’ Photograph: Getty Images

(...) order; as the easiest way to have healthy and happy children is to be happy and healthy yourself. Almost(...)

Schoolchildren  help launch Sow & Grow. Photograph:  Leon Farrell Photocall Ireland

(...) them now. All the healthy stuff they’re having.” Minister for Education and Skills Jan O(...)

(...) are thrown out every week. “Perhaps you say, “Oh, I’m going to be really healthy this week” and you(...)