People say they would support a tax on sugar drinks if the proceeds were spent on initiatives promoting healthier diets among children. Photograph: Getty Images

A majority of people support the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks to help reduce childhood obesity, according to a poll for the Irish H(...)

At the Stroke Survivors conference at Croke Park yesterday were Martin Quinn, Tipperary, Sinéad Hamill, Dublin, and David Bowe, Portlaoise. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall 1:49

More than a third of stroke survivors (36 per cent) are left with no option but to pay privately for essential rehabilitation services, accordin(...)

One in four people with high blood pressure do not take their medicines properly, putting them at increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research has suggested. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA

Only a tenth of stroke victims with severe psychological problems get access to mental health services, according to a new report. The National(...)

Two new polls, released today to coincide with Minister for Health Dr James Reilly’s introduction of the plain packaging Bill at the Oireachtas Health(...)

The charities say cigarette companies should contribute more to the economic cost of smoking. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has been asked to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes by 60 cent in the next Budget and introduce a new regulation system to redu(...)