Jimmy Savile, whose passing was initially mourned in 2011 before his crimes emerged into public view, raped or abused sixty-four victims — aged between eight and 40 — in just one hospital alone, Stoke Mandeville; though his oldest victim was 75. Photograph: PA Wire

Disgraced entertainer Jimmy Savile was afforded a “scarcely credible” level of access to British hospitals where he carried out a 30-year campaign of (...)

File photo dated March 1981 of Jimmy Savile. Photograph: PA

Nine informal complaints were made about paedophile Jimmy Savile at Stoke Mandeville Hospital but none “were either taken seriously or escalated to se(...)

A technique called “bionic reconstruction” involves amputating the hand and substituting it with an advanced robotic prosthesis. Photograph: New Scientist/The Lancet/YouTube

Three men have become the first patients in the world to have hands replaced by bionic versions controlled by their mind.All had suffered nerve damage(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was responding to The Irish Times story that salary was one reason former HSE director Tony O’Connell resigned unexpectedly after nine months in his €147, 549 job. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has this morning said “the market has spoken” in relation to HSE wage levels and Ireland was now having difficulty co(...)

The study published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal  found the potent form of the Class B drug led to a three-times higher risk of psychosis in casual users, rising to a five-fold risk in those who used it every day. Photograph: Thinkstock

A powerful “skunk-like” cannabis is associated with one in four new cases of psychosis, a study has found.Scientists at King’s College London also fou(...)

 Up to a dozen women have been treated at the first dedicated clinic for sufferers of female genital mutilation (FGM) since it opened last year, according to Dr Caitríona Henchion, medical director of the the clinic. File photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Wire.

Up to a dozen women have been treated at the first dedicated clinic for sufferers of female genital mutilation (FGM) since it opened last year.Most ha(...)

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, according to Cancer Research UK, which says more effort must be made to prevent peo(...)

Aoife O’Connor with the children enjoying the workshops during Family Arts Week at the Great Ormond Street Hospital Activity Centre.

The children who attend the activity centre are inpatients and outpatients of the hospital, as well as their siblings, and range in age from birth (...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon: said blocking the privatisation of services in England would help to protect Scotland’s own independent National Health Service. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish National Party MPs can vote on issues affecting the English National Health Service after the general election, Scottish first minister Ni(...)

Liz Delaney’s pub in Coolock, which was embroiled in controversy after advertising a Welfare Wednesday drinks promotion night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It was a wet Wednesday but not a “Welfare Wednesday” at Liz Delaney’s pub on the edge of the Northside Shopping Centre in Coolock, Dublin. The (...)