Dr Maev-Ann Wren of the ESRI, lead author of a report on stroke survivors from the ESRI and the Irish Heart Foundation: it says community and inpatient rehabilitation for stroke survivors is poorly resourced  and there are wide regional variations in services

Rehabilitating stroke survivors in the community could save the health service between €2 million and €7 million a year and free up more than 24,000 (...)

Department of Health secretary general Ambrose McLoughlin has said the current generation of parents could be the first to “bury our children” unless the problem of obesity is tackled. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The obesity problem among young people is so bad that the present generation of parents may be the “first to bury our children”, Department of Health (...)

Blood pressure checks in the boardroom, cancer screening in the canteen, Reiki in reception – savvy Irish bosses are realising that money spent on a h(...)

RONAN McGREEVY The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has said that the Gut(...)

The Irish Heart Foundation
 today launched a national campaign to
 has called for a halt to the destruction of newborn screening card blood samples which could save the lives of extended family members of more than 1,000 young victims of Sudden Cardiac Death. Pictured are mothers from the SADs support group with photos of their deceased sons: Monica Martinfrom Rialto (who lost her son Connor, aged 16, in 2005)
, Eileen Nevinfrom Clondalkin (who lost her son Stephen, aged 18, in 2007)
, Sally Hegarty 
from Rathfarnham (who lost her son Rory, aged 16, in 2009) 
and Maureen KellyChair of the SADS Support Group (who lost her son Daragh, aged 21, in 2003)
. Photograph:
Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

GENEVIEVE CARBERY Families and young people have been urged to request newborn blood samples held by the State, before over a million of (...)