Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says he is  in favour of ending the 30-year-old ban on gay men donating blood. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is it time to reverse the lifetime ban on gay men donating blood?Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says he is personally in favour of ending the 30-yea(...)

The global market in e-cigarettes from $2 billion in 2012 to $3 billion last year. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

First they were banned on buses and trains and now e-cigarettes are being ruled out of order on all hospital campuses, as Irish regulators grap(...)

A lot of time, expense and effort go into developing a new drug. From the original laboratory discovery through animal testing to human trials (...)