The vaccine against cervical cancer has been offered to teenage girls in Ireland since May 2010 as part of the schools vaccination programme

A new support group, set up by parents of teenage girls who claim a vaccine against cervical cancer has made them ill, will be launched on the weeken(...)

Liberian Red Cross burial team retrieves the body of a suspected victim of Ebola  on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. Liberia was  declared free from Ebola on 9th April 2015. Photograph: Ahmad Jallanzo/EPA

Public health experts involved in the response to the Ebola crisis have condemned what they described as a ludicrous, insulting and opportunistic atte(...)

Restrictions on marketing foods high in fat, sugar and salt, and taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages and high-fat foods are likely to have a greater impact on reducing obesity inequalities than campaigns targeted at individuals.Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Obesity is big (excuse the pun) news again. When the World Health Organization (WHO) released new 2030 projections, media coverage went over the to(...)

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(...)

Head-cooling treatment is used to lessen the chance of brain damage to newborns resulting from oxygen deprivation during birth. Current protocols require cooling to begin within a maximum of six hours after birth and suggest that cooling as early as possible is the ideal. File photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A baby who was deprived of oxygen at birth and later developed cerebral palsy fitted the criteria for head-cooling treatment under national guidelines(...)

Data presented at the recent European Obesity Congress by the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that 85 per cent of Irish women will be overwei(...)

In terms of obesity alone, the estimates show a big jump for women in the Irish Republic, soaring from 23 per cent to 57 per cent. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

Ireland is on course to become the most obese country in Europe, according to the latest figures from World Health Organisation (WHO) experts.Europe i(...)

The Center for Reproductive Rights, an international legal advocacy group, is trying to fight the government’s actions in the courts.  Above, traditional cheese and corn buns called ‘chipas’ are pictured hanging at an altar decorated  in celebration of Kurusu Ara,  a Catholic festival that is combined with local Gurani culture and falls annually on May 3rd.  Photograph: Jorge Adorno/Reuters

Paraguayan authorities have ruled out abortion for a pregnant 10-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her stepfather, unless she develops complic(...)

A member of  the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to Yemen’s fugitive president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi keeps position in the city of Taiz.  Photograph: Abdel Rahman Abdallah/AFP/Getty Images

The situation in Yemen’s besieged port city of Aden was confused yesterday after it was reported and then denied that Saudi-commanded ground troops h(...)

Thousands of residents take shelter in an evacuation area set up by the authorities in Tundhikel park in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Omar Havana/Getty Images

A huge international aid operation is being mobilised to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal, which has left tens of thousands of people homel(...)