A patient waits in a stretcher trolley inside the emergency services unit of the Saint-Joseph hospital in Paris, on August 20, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEU        (Photo credit should read PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Hospitals are becoming “overwhelmed” by large numbers of patients presenting with flu symptoms and flood-related injuries, Minister for Health Leo Var(...)

Six young people are in hospital after reportedly taking a drug 2C-P at a house party. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The HSE has issued a warning about “party pills” after six young people were hospitalised on Tuesday after apparently consuming a substance called 2C-(...)

Munster-based Cystic Fibrosis charity Build4Life raised €2.3 million for the construction and equipping of a new 20-bed respiratory unit at CUH, where four beds in single rooms have been ringfenced specifically for patients with Cystic Fibrosis. File photograph: Getty Images

The opening of a new €2.3 million specialised Cystic Fibrosis unit at the second largest CF centre in the country at Cork University Hospital (CUH) wi(...)

Gardaí believe a 36-year-old man died in Cork as a result of falling through a porch window. Photograph: Bryan O’Briem/The Irish Times

Gardaí believe a man (36) whose body was found in a house in north Cork on Tuesday morning died accidentally. It is thought he fell through a window o(...)

 Gearóid and Ashlene O’Donovan from Clonakilty, Co Cork, with 13-month-old Clayton, at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One-year-old Clayton O’Donovan from Clonakilty, west Cork, has been in Temple Street children’s hospital since he was two weeks old. He and his twin, (...)

Gardaí are hoping to interview the victim on Wednesday to get a description of his attackers. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí are examining CCTV footage after a man suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after he was attacked in a laneway in Youghal, Co Cor(...)

Researchers in Cork have been using bursts of electricity to treat primarily skin-based tumours, such as malignant melanoma. Photograph: Getty

Researchers in Cork, who cured aggressive cancers in mice by hitting tumours with bursts of electricity, are to begin testing the radical treatment o(...)

 Dr Derek Power, consultant medical oncologist at Cork  University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The majority of Irish cancer patients survive the disease for at least 10 years, according to new figures that reveal the rapid progress being made i(...)

A teenage girl is being treated in hospital for spinal injuries after she fell from the roof of a nightclub. The accident occurred at the newly opened(...)

Cork University Hospital: The HSE internal audit also raises queries regarding the payment of allowances on top of salary to a number of senior nurses in Cork and Kerry. Photograph:  Patrick Hogan/Provision

A medical consultant received nearly €70,000 in additional overtime payments for work carried out for another part of the HSE because it was not poss(...)