Douglas Golding, who has died aged 83, was a distinguished Dublin-born consultant rheumatologist. His father was a GP, and his mother the f(...)

On-pitch advertising for alcohol brands is to be banned as part of the Government’s upcoming Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, it was confirmed on Saturda(...)

What’s the secret to a longer life? Photograph: Thinkstock

Dr Mark Rowe is a GP practicing in Waterford who is particularly interested in wellbeing. He wrote the recent book, A Prescription for Happiness. 1. M(...)

Wounded soldiers being taken from the Casualty Clearing Station, Pushvillers, France, to an ambulance train: The British army’s decision that sick and wounded soldiers be brought home by hospital ships for longer-term care had a huge impact on Irish hospitals and medicine. Photograph: Wellcome Library, London

The impact of the first World War on hospitals and the medical profession in Ireland threw up challenges that, 100 years later, have contemporary echo(...)

One in four children and two out of three adults in Ireland are overweight or obese

Specialist weight management centres should be set up in each of the six HSE regions to provide treatment for people who are obese, a new report recom(...)

Prof Moyna thinks the change should start with how health is taught at primary level with classes which also cover health and wellness issues.

Primary schools should teach daily classes, covering not just physical education, but also health and wellness topics, according to a leading expert o(...)

One child treated in Temple Street hospital in Dublin weighed almost 30kg, double the average weight for their age-group. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Children as young as two are being treated for obesity at Temple Street hospital in Dublin, according to a leading paediatrician. Dr Sinéad Murphy sai(...)

The increased uptake in students taking higher level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has been welcomed by educational(...)

1993: A single tertiary paediatric hospital based in Dublin is proposed by the faculty of paediatrics at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. I(...)

The Department of Health stressed the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is a “top priority” for Leo Varadkar. File photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Publication of legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and regulate advertising has been delayed until the autumn, creating doubts about (...)