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 (...)

Prof Donal O’Shea said Government must  take immediate action to stop rising obesity levels. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Obesity in Ireland is a worse crisis than HIV/AIDS in the 1980s and cholera in the 1800s, one of the country’s leading health experts has said.Prof Dó(...)

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(...)