A Liberian man looks at a mural in downtown Monrovia that forms part of an Ebola awareness campaign. The death toll in the worst Ebola epidemic on record has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by November 18th. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

West Africa’s Ebola epidemic could worsen further before abating but new infections should start to decline in all affected countries by the end of th(...)

Shocking attack on woman in Drogheda this week will no doubt instil fear in other women, not least because gardaí in Drogheda have advised people “not to jog alone” in the aftermath of the attack.

The shocking attack on a woman in Drogheda this week will no doubt instil fear in other women, not least because gardaí in Drogheda have advised peopl(...)

Pope Francis  has called world hunger “one of the most dramatic paradoxes of our time which we are witnessing helplessly and often with indifference”.  Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Pope Francis will today address the second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, organised by the UN bodies, the Food and Agriculture Organis(...)

Dr Diarmuid O’Donovan, director of public health for the HSE West: “sensationalist” media reporting of the current Ebola outbreak is fuelling irrational fears about the virus.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

“Sensationalist” media reporting of the current Ebola outbreak is fuelling irrational fears about the virus, according to public health specialist Dr(...)

According to Budget 2015, key among the Government’s health policy commitments is to further develop community mental health services. While this e(...)

Tom Arnold:   ‘Many poor countries are suffering the double burden of undernutrition and a growing obesity problem.’ Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s leading role in campaigning against world hunger has “really paid off” and we need to build on this as the United Nations draws up new devel(...)

Antidepressant prescription rates in the North far exceeded those of England and Wales, and were higher than levels found in 23 countries featured in a global study

Northern Ireland has one of the world’s highest prescription rates for antidepressant medicines, according to new research, but fresh questions hav(...)

Psychological Society of Ireland President Dr Paul D’Alton spoke on how psychology affected him as a young gay man at the PSI’s annual conference. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) president Dr Paul D’Alton has criticised his own profession for damaging him as a young gay man by suggesting h(...)

Spokesperson for Mali’s Health Ministry Daou Markatie  speaks to journalists at a news conference in Bamako as authorities in Mali quarantined dozens of people on Wednesday at the home of a 25-year-old nurse who died from Ebola. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

By Joe PenneyMore than 90 people were quarantined across the Mali capital on Wednesday after a 25-year-old nurse died of Ebola having treated a Guinea(...)

Society should be structured in such a way that women can easily combine children and a career. The egg-freezing stunt shows that their right to have children and a full-time job is just not taken seriously.

The offer made by Apple and Facebook to their female employees that the companies would contribute to the cost of “egg freezing” is a reminder that eq(...)