Jillian Boyle: “I used to be a negative and stressed; now I’m far happier. I laugh more and get angry less.” Photograph: Barry Cronin

Jillian Ennis-O’Boyle from Athboy, Co Meath, was busy running her off-licence when her knee suddenly gave way as she walked around her shop. It(...)

At the Stroke Survivors conference at Croke Park yesterday were Martin Quinn, Tipperary, Sinéad Hamill, Dublin, and David Bowe, Portlaoise. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall

More than a third of stroke survivors (36 per cent) are left with no option but to pay privately for essential rehabilitation services, accordin(...)

You are entitled to advice from your chemist on generic substitutes. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s no secret that Irish consumers are paying over the odds for prescription drugs. Just consider the number of people who pick up their presc(...)

One in four people with high blood pressure do not take their medicines properly, putting them at increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research has suggested. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/PA

Only a tenth of stroke victims with severe psychological problems get access to mental health services, according to a new report. The National(...)

Gerard Gearty, who has died aged 84, was a pioneer of interventional cardiology and has been described as the greatest Irish contributor to mod(...)

My son was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy which is a thickening of the heart wall in October 2012. My wife, Ciara, and I were very (...)

Terenure schoolchildren Cillian McCabe, Caolainn McCabe, Alannah Murphy, Aisling Phelan, Darragh Murphy, Gavan Coyle, Rachel Coyle and Amy McCabe from St Joseph’s BNS and Presentation Primary School displaying the portion plates they designed as part of the Get Wise About Portion Size campaign. Photograph: Ned Kelly

Children often have too much on their plate. This is the message from the grassroots campaign Get Wise About Porti(...)

A woman who twice paid a friend to sit her driver’s theory test for her has been spared a sentence and a criminal conviction. Faria Ali ((...)

Sodium opprobrium: ‘I didn’t do this to be different; I did it because I want to live another 40 or 50 years,’ says chef Brian McDermott. Photograph: Philip Gamble

‘Remember: there are no mistakes. Only lessons.” The words are etched on a wooden plaque in chef Brian McDermott’s cookery school, a quaint kit(...)

Brian Maurer, who died late last year at the age of 72, was one of Ireland’s most prominent physicians and a pioneer of cardiology. A founder member o(...)

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