A bottle of wine contains the same amount of calories as a portion of burger and chips. Photograph: Thinkstock

It’s amazing what a focus on healthy eating can do to attract crowds! The highlight of Week 2 in the Healthy Town programme in Athlone was the cookery(...)

People say they would support a tax on sugar drinks if the proceeds were spent on initiatives promoting healthier diets among children. Photograph: Getty Images

A majority of people support the introduction of a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks to help reduce childhood obesity, according to a poll for the Irish H(...)

Sheila O’Sullivan, who works with the Irish Heart Foundation and trains primary-school teachers in PE teaching. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Like many parents, Naomi del Pozo worries about how her two children are going to get the minimum hour’s physical exercise they need every day, now th(...)

(Left to right) Maura Canning, Ciara Doherty,  Fiona Coghlan, Dr Angie Brown, Kathryn Thomas and  Norah Casey at the launch of the  Irish Heart Fooundation’s Red Alert campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times. 2:15

Almost 90 per cent of women in Ireland do not know heart disease and stroke are the biggest causes of death among females in the country, according to(...)

‘Equality between men and women needs to be the No 1 priority for health and society. Nothing less than 50-50 will do.’ Illustration: Thinkstock

International Men’s Health Week runs until Sunday, June 21st. Its purpose is to encourage personal, structural and systemic change and thereby improve(...)

LDL cholesterol causes “furring” of the arteries that supply blood to the heart and the brain, which puts those affected at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Photograph: JB Reed/Bloomberg News

A novel class of cholesterol-lowering drug could be available to Irish patients by the end of the year, following the approval of the first of the new(...)

Dr Angie Brown, cardiologist and medical director of the Irish Heart Foundation. Photograph: Eric Luke

Each week varies a great deal but my day usually starts at 8am and can finish quite late depending on my schedule. I work at the Hermitage Medical (...)

PE teacher Enda Tourish who saved the life of his 16-year-old pupil Ryan Callan by administering CPR after the student collapsed in 2014 during a PE class in Our Lady’s Secondary School in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Mark Steadman/Photocall Ireland

Many people reach a point in their lives when they would like to be able to help someone in an emergency. Some people have a natural ability to calm a(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Dr Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway, at The Human Right to Health meeting at NUIG on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

President Michael D Higgins has called for a “deepening of the discourse” between economics and human rights, particularly the human right to health.I(...)

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The gyms are full to capacity and there are joggers everywhere this time of year as people struggle to get fit. But what does it mean to be fit and(...)