Latest figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show there have been 1,258 confirmed cases of hospitalisation caused by influenza during the 2015/2016 season, with swine flu accounting for the highest number of hospital cases.  Photograph: Getty Images.

Six more people died from swine flu in the first week of March, bringing the 2015/2016 seasonal total to 26. Overall, 38 people have died from variou(...)

The HSE is carrying out a survey of gay and bisexual men in an attempt to reduce the high levels of HIV among men who have sex with men

The HSE is carrying out a survey of gay and bisexual men in an attempt to reduce the high levels of HIV among men who have sex with men.This group acc(...)

Medical experts have urged people to get vaccinated for MMR following the doubling of mumps cases in the last year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

The number of mumps cases this year has more than doubled over 2013, prompting medical experts to urge people to get vaccinated against the infection.(...)

The uptake of the MMR vaccine in children aged 24 months has increased to 93 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Some 93 per cent of children in Ireland have received the MMR vaccine by two years of age, a “marked” improvement on previous years, the HSE’s (...)