The death rate from stroke has been cut by more than a quarter, a national audit of services has found.

Major improvements in the quality of stroke treatment are at risk of being squandered due to a failure by the HSE to invest in services, a leading neu(...)

Leading charities have called for an end to the current two-tier mix of private and public health systems as part of reforms to create universal healthcare. Photograph: Thinkstock

Leading charities have called for an end to the current two-tier mix of private and public health systems as part of reforms to create universal healt(...)

A woman takes a picture of a globe at the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in France. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change wants everyone to pursue “sustainable lifestyles”. Photograph: Christophe Ena/PA

Chronic diseases and climate change are inextricably linked. For example, obesity causes chronic disease and affects climate change. Healthy body mass(...)

The Trocaire charity puts 91 cent of every €1 donated towards its charitable work. Photograph: Kim Haughton

If giving to charity was on your agenda over the festive season, you may wonder how much of your donation ended up going to your worthy cause. It’s(...)

The new research highlights that in Ireland, heart failure remains “the Cinderella of cardiovascular diseases”, receiving proportionally less consideration than the management of acute coronary syndromes and arrhythmia.

The cost of heart failure to Irish society is €660 million a year, according to a report launched today. The incidence of the chronic condition is ex(...)

Richard Barrett, left, had a stroke while driving a council truck, but his colleague, Paul Treacy, responded quickly to the situation.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Every year more than one person an hour is struck down by stroke in Ireland. This is undoubtedly an alarming figure, so each year the Irish Heart Foun(...)

The Irish Heart Foundation runs a number of CPR courses. Photograph: Thinkstock
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Would you know what to do if someone nearby had a medical emergency? According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), fear about performing CPR (card(...)

There are more than 25 billion one and two cent coins in circulation across the EU, costing more than €400 million. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images

This week, the Central Bank will publish details of how it plans to phase out one and two cent coins from widespread circulation. The coins will re(...)

A lot of people don’t realise they have high blood pressure so it is important to get checked. Photograph: Thinkstock

High blood pressure is a huge risk, so go and check it out. That was the advice from a woman who controlled her spiralling blood pressure after a c(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the health budget was still about €1 billion off its pre-bust peak.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has disputed claims made by his Cabinet colleague, Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, about the size of (...)