Often older people who struggle with eating large dinners find that a small meal such as a boiled egg with toast and butter or poached eggs on toast is more tolerable. Eggs are so nutritious, a great source of protein and represent great value for money

There are many reasons people go “off their food”. Pain is one, depression is another. Certain treatments and medications can deaden the appetite, as (...)

Nina Murray: she says the cost of her high-grade compression bandaging is €3,340 per year, and the total cost of her yearly treatment is €6,390.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Lymphoedema is a long-term swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the body’s tissues, when the lymphatic system is unable to drain the fluid awa(...)

Brian Walsh believes his positive outlook helped him in his cancer battle.

In 2009 Brian Walsh was given six months to live. A father of two who is originally from London but has been living in Ennis, Co Clare, for years, (...)

Fionnuala Keane: a cancer information service nurse at the Daffodil Centre in the Mater hospital. Photograph: Alan Betson

I live in Clonsilla, which is just a short commute from the Mater hospital, and on Monday mornings I arrive at the Daffodil Centre before 9am. I check(...)

The corporate element of Arthur Cox’s work for child and family agency Tusla is worth €800,000 a year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The legal firm Arthur Cox has received more than €16 million from Government departments and State bodies since 2011, according to newly released figu(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned smokers of the number of serious diseases linked to smoking and insisted the Government will introduce plain cigarette packaging. File photograph:Jonathan Brady/PA

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has warned smokers of the number of serious diseases linked to smoking and insisted the Government will introduce pla(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said doctors were anxious over the possible repercussions of misdiagnosis

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he would be reluctant to condemn GPs responsible for an alleged “over-referral” of breast cancer patients to(...)

On the way: some of the plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes sold in Australia. Photograph: Reuters

Vincent Jennings is upfront about representing the interests of 1,200 retailers who sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. He is also upfront abo(...)

Kate O’Kelly trains for the London marathon: ‘Running gave me a purpose and really helped me to deal with emotion in those early days.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kate O’Kelly is preparing to run her eighth marathon. The Dublin woman hasn’t always been a keen runner but since her mother died of cancer in 2008, s(...)

New restrictions on the use of sunbeds, including a ban on promotions and a requirement to use protective eyewear, are to be introduced next month.

New restrictions on the use of sunbeds, including a ban on promotions and a requirement to use protective eyewear, are to be introduced next month.Com(...)