Vicky Kavanagh: ‘I went to work with a happy face but I was bottling up my emotions and not dealing with anything. I don’t know if I really wanted to end my life or just put it all on pause for a while.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pastoral care: from primary right through to third level, it rumbles in the background of every educator’s mind. How can teachers support and help (...)

Men’s health is consumed by their job if they have one, by unemployment if they don’t, and by society’s beliefs about the way men should be. Photograph: Thinkstock

Men have always been less healthy than women. They are four times more likely than women to kill themselves and 20 times more likely to die from work-(...)

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Men die younger, are sicker for longer and generally lead more stressed and unhealthy lives than woman virtually everywhere in the world. While Irelan(...)

The Irish Cancer Society has published a report showing that the  incidence of bowel, lung, bladder and stomach cancers for men is between 1.6 and three times the rates of incidence in women.

Men are up to three times more at risk of getting common cancers than women, according to a new report. Even where women have a higher incidenc(...)