Trauma, retinal tears and surgery complications can cause retinal detachment, while people with diabetes, poor eyesight and a family history are more at risk.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Diabetic retinopathy Diabetic retinopathy is a potentially sight-threatening complication that affects people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Di(...)

A cross-Border cardiac treatment centre is to be be establised at our Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The soon-to-be appointed Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O’Hagan will lead the implementation of an All-Ireland cardiac treatment centre in Dub(...)

Gaelic footballer Cormac McAnallen, who died from Sads a year after winning the All-Ireland with Tyrone in 2003.  Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

One of Ireland’s most prominent cardiologists has criticised the absence in Ireland of facilities for cardiac genetic testing. Dr Joe Galvin, a(...)

Government plans to make it mandatory for restaurants to display calorie counts on menus will have a “devastating impact” on the industry, the Restaurant Association of Ireland has warned. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

Government plans to make it mandatory for restaurants to display calorie counts on menus will have a “devastating impact” on the industry, the Restaur(...)

Fergus Finlay: ‘We want to try and figure out what works best and to change the culture.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A national campaign against “out-of-control” drinking spearheaded by Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay is to be funded by drinks giant Diageo. M(...)

Stephen Hyland at the Coroner’s Court inquest into the death of his wife Nora Hyland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A verdict of medical misadventure has been returned at the inquest of a Dublin woman who had to wait almost 40 minutes for a blood transfusion after s(...)

Fionnuala Sheehan, chief executive of Meas. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland has called on Minister for Communications Alex White to reject the nomination of the outgoing chief executi(...)

Giving up: It has been proven that people vote with their pockets and, if the price becomes  prohibitive, it will act as a major deterrent. Photograph: Thinkstock

Every week in Ireland, more than 100 people die from smoking-related diseases. This figure is so high because 20 per cent of the adult population i(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland wants school vending machines to stock only healthy options. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When the first National Nutrition Survey was carried out, Ireland had almost no overweight or obese children. In fact, many were too thin. Between 194(...)

The four-storey building opposite the Mont Clare Hotel on Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2

A landmark Georgian building at the corner of Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2, sold at the depths of the property crash three years ago at(...)