Increases in funding will be needed to cater for the increase in deaths from cancer, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases according to new research. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland has the fastest rising need for palliative care in Europe due to its rapidly ageing population, a new study suggests.Significant increases in (...)

For boys, the main issues are anxiety, anger and family problems.  Girls are more likely to experience anxiety, thoughts of hurting themselves, low self-esteem and feelings of sadness or loss

Anxiety is the most common concern raised by young people seeking help with mental health issues, a new study indicates.Low mood, anger, family proble(...)

The National Ambulance Service Representative Association says its women members fear they may be discriminated against as a result of the failure of management to identify opportunities for redeployment during pregnancy. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Female paramedics who become pregnant are regularly placed on sick leave because the ambulance service is unable to find alternative jobs for them awa(...)

The Health Information and Quality Authority published hygiene reports on 11 different Irish hospitals on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Patients, staff and visitors at a midlands hospital were at high risk of infection due to poor hygiene practices on the children’s ward, according to (...)

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association has become the latest union to reject calls by Government ministers for increased productivity in return for pay increases.

The Psychiatric Nurses’ Association has become the latest union to reject calls by Government ministers for increased productivity in return for pay i(...)

Seriously mentally ill patients should be re-admitted into care if they do not attend for treatment or take their medication, the annual conference of psychiatric nurses has been told

Seriously mentally ill patients should be re-admitted into care if they do not attend for treatment or take their medication, the annual conference of(...)

Sports stars like Stepanie Roche and  the Irish women’s rugby team are promoting women’s participation in sport. Photograph: Inpho

“Give me the child of seven and I’ll show you the man,” said the Jesuits. In a similar vein, doctors would say they can predict the future health of a(...)

Prof Niall Moyna of DCU is optimistic about the future as it is more acceptable for girls to continue in sport and there is an increase in team sport options. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The fitness level of Irish girls stalls in their early teenage years, with the average 16-year-old performing no better in tests than a 12-year-old, (...)

Marie O’Connor of Survivors of Symphysiotomy: claims one woman was asked for receipts for incontinence pads  bought in the 1950s. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fifty-three women who applied for up to €150,000 compensation under the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy have been ruled ineligible(...)

The Government should consider introducing a “no jab, no pay” policy on vaccinations similar to that planned in Australia, according to the Irish Pati(...)