The need for transparency goes beyond the final results and, equally, applies to disclosing that a trial is being carried out. Photograph: Thinkstock

To mark tomorrow’s International Clinical Trials Day, the Health Research Board – Trials Methodology Research Network (hrb-tmrn.ie) organised a wri(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith, president of DCU: a group chaired by him has made a series of recommendations for improving medical training and working conditions which are  being implemented. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Young Irish doctors and nurses are emigrating because of difficult working conditions, poor training and career opportunities, rather than for financi(...)

Patricia Arquette as Mary Aiken in the new TV series CSI: Cyber, which is ‘an incredible platform to educate and inform’ viewers about the role of digital forensics, according to Aiken

“Criminals will do things online because there’s a perception that nobody’s in charge. And guess what? That’s because nobody’s in charge . . . No wond(...)

There are five radiologists per 100,000 population in Ireland compared with 7.8 in Germany and 11.3 in France, says Royal College of Surgeons.

The highest standards of practice cannot compensate for the current shortage of radiologists in Ireland, the faculty of radiologists has said. The fac(...)

Lars Nölke, consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the Mater and Crumlin hospitals in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I have had an interest in medicine since my early teens, partly driven by the fact that my late brother Sven was born with congenital heart disease(...)

Now that spring is here, many of us will be out in our gardens, preparing for summer. You may often have cut yourself while gardening and sometimes th(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has said highly trained doctors are being “driven out”. File photograph: Getty Images

Nine out of 10 medical students plan to leave or are “contemplating” leaving Ireland when they qualify, a new study involving the State’s six train(...)

Youth mental health is such a “buzz” phrase these days that it is hard to believe it was hardly discussed in Ireland just a decade ago. The eme(...)

Méabh Loughman’s health struggles as a child inspired her to do a master’s degree in electronic engineering in healthcare technologies (MEng HcT). The(...)

President Michael D Higgins said the fears and aspirations of those trapped in chronic job insecurity must be addressed  during his Edward Phelan lecture at RCSI. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Large swathes of the active populations of European countries are trapped in chronic job insecurity and their fears and aspirations need to be address(...)