Healthcare professionals should sit next to a patient, not across a desk, and should invite the patient to call them with any questions. Photograph: Thinkstock

That moment when a patient is given a cancer diagnosis or worse, informed that their condition is terminal, is engrained in their memory forev(...)

Researchers at University College Cork have developed a compound from tree berries which has shown the potential to significantly reduce size of tumou(...)

Prof Austin Darragh: treated his patients holistically. Photograph: Eric Luke

Prof Austin Darragh, who has died aged 88, was a highly successful and respected medical practitioner and pioneer, business entrepreneur, broadcaster (...)

Laois footballer Colm Begley and  Movember’s Justin Coghlan at the announcement of a partnership between Movember, the GAA, and the GPA at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Since it began in 2003, the Movember Foundation has become an extraordinary force. What started with a group of Australian friends attempting t(...)

Do you play the lottery? You are more likely to be hit in your home by a crashing aeroplane, a one in 250,000 chance, than to win the lotto. And th(...)

The Irish Cancer Society recommends checking moles regularly. Photograph: Thinkstock
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  • Health
  • October 28, 2015, 00:00

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland, and ultraviolet rays from the sun or sunbeds cause nine in ten cases. The Irish Cancer Society (ICS)(...)

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland said it will examine the new World Health Organization (WHO) report that found processed meats cause cancer an(...)

The Irish Cancer Society has responded to the link with a recommendation to avoid processed meats and to reduce the consumption of cooked red meat to 500g per week. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The publication of research into the cancer risks associated with meat by the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC) has been met by some (...)

The International Agency for Research on Cancer report also suggested that red meat was a likely cause of some cancers. Photograph: Getty Images

The HSE is to review new research which suggests processed and red meat can cause cancer to determine if changes are needed to dietary and nutritional(...)

Carol Breen: ‘Take care of your heart as it is not until problems arise that you realise how vital it is.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

Four years ago, after going to the doctor with a severe bout of suspected indigestion, Carol Breen, who is now 54, was diagnosed with a blocked art(...)