Almost one-fifth of the World’s obese adults live in Ireland, research shows

Professor Donal O’Shea has warned that the new government will have to act immediately to address the public health issue of rising obesity levels. I(...)

Evidence of activity: Prof Donal O’Shea of Loughlinstown hospital said that at a glance it might seem “stupidly obvious”, but it was important because it “definitively proved” that an over-reliance on cars was bad for the nation’s health. Photograph: Eric Luke

Smug cyclists have yet another reason to pat themselves on the back this morning after a major new report published in the Lancet showed them to be s(...)

A new study has said that cuts in sugar levels in drinks could stop 500,000 people in the UK from becoming obese. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Campaigners for a sugar tax in Ireland have welcomed new research that claims a 40 per cent cut to the amount of sugar in sweetened drinks could preve(...)

One in four children and two out of three adults in Ireland are overweight or obese

Specialist weight management centres should be set up in each of the six HSE regions to provide treatment for people who are obese, a new report recom(...)

Prof Moyna thinks the change should start with how health is taught at primary level with classes which also cover health and wellness issues.

Primary schools should teach daily classes, covering not just physical education, but also health and wellness topics, according to a leading expert o(...)

 Darina Allen said at the Grow Festival in Waterford that she would be willing to get involved in attempts to improve hospital food is she thought she could “make a difference”. File photograph: Eric Luke

Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School has said she would be willing to get involved in the HSE’s attempts to improve hospital food if she felt she(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival and the GIY Grow  next weekend.

Weekend of foodie festivities Thomas Haughton, who was the launch chef for Harvey Nichols when it came to Dublin and has also worked at the K Clu(...)

The research at St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin was led by Prof Donal O’Shea: ‘If we can understand how the body burns energy and defends itself against weight loss, we’ll eventually be able to come up with different treatments.’

Irish scientists have shed significant new light on the role played by the immune system in obesity.In a research finding that could pave the way for (...)

Prof Donal O’Shea said Government must  take immediate action to stop rising obesity levels. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Obesity in Ireland is a worse crisis than HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and cholera in the 1800s, one of the country’s leading health experts has said.Prof Dó(...)

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

A six-year-old girl runs along a pier. The sun is shining, she has a lollipop, and she’s happy to be with her mother and two older sisters. Kelly h(...)