The roll-out of the national bowel cancer screening programme has been accompanied by lengthening waiting lists for essential tests

The roll-out of the national bowel cancer screening programme has been accompanied by lengthening waiting lists for essential tests, two reports indic(...)

Almost 200 cases of bowel cancer have been detected since a national screening programme began last year, according to early results.But it is too soo(...)

Labour TD Gerald Jed Nash

Labour TD Gerald Jed Nash has said he was bullied as a teenager after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. (...)

St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin showed that 14,239 patients were treated in 2011 — a drop of 16 per cent from the year before. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of people admitted to hospital for alcohol dependency has dropped over recent years, doctors have revealed.Data from St Vincent’s Hospital (...)

Prof Aiden McCormack of the Irish Society of Gastroenterology accused the alcohol industry of a “conflict of interest” in promoting moderation while at the same time trying to sell product. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The alcohol industry’s efforts to curb excessive drinking are ”a joke” and actually encourage greater consumption, leading doctors have claimed(...)

British and Irish gastroenterologists have warned of a worsening alcohol-related crisis in healthcare and said they wanted to see better investment in hospital and community based treatment services. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The Irish Society of Gastroenterology has called on the Government to introduce a 1 per cent levy on alcohol advertising and sponsorship expend(...)