Combatting cancer
  • Health
  • February 10, 2014, 05:02

The World Cancer Report 2014, recently published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)) warns that globally cancer is growing “at (...)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has predicted that over the next two decades the number of new cases each year will rise to 25 million.

The World Health Organisation has warned of a “tidal wave” of cancer and has called for the introduction of restrictions on sugar and alcohol. The age(...)

Protest against pylons and wind turbines at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy. Photograph: Eric Luke

When the Minister for Health James Reilly decided to enquire about the potential health effects to people living in close proximity to high-voltage un(...)

Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking and is directly linked to more than 200 lung cancer deaths in Ireland annually.

Galway has the highest number of homes with unsafe levels of radon gas, while a home in Tralee, Co Kerry, is the worst individual case identified in n(...)