Global, regional and national health workforce demand is expected to increase in the years ahead, Minister for Health Simon Harris said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Emerging and accelerating global and regional shortages of healthcare professionals present a significant strategic risk to the effective functioning (...)

Maria Valenzuela: Health worker in Phoenix, Arizona, US

Dr Khine Hay Mar was the only doctor at a hospital in Mese – a town in Myanmar, near the border with Thailand. During her time as the sole physician t(...)

The Irish Coast Guard: could be requested to recruit a dedicated aircrew to operate its Dublin-based helicopter at night, if available. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The Government should look at designing an integrated airborne medical service for Ireland capable of transporting patients in need of urgent treatmen(...)

Denise Graham and her daughter Sophie (14). Sophie is  wearing a medical “corset” following recent treatment for her scoliosis in the UK. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sophie Graham (14) was one of the first children in Ireland to travel abroad for surgery to treat her aggressive scoliosis, under a Health Service Exe(...)

Members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing during a strike in 2014. Members of the INTO, the TUI and the ASTI have all rejected the public service pay accord. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tens of thousands of public service staff who are outside the new pay deal face potential delays of nine months in securing scheduled salary rises unl(...)

A 2007 report estimated drug-resistant bacteria were responsible for about 25,000 deaths a year in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

The convening of a national public health emergency team is a rare event. It means carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), the newest in a l(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: was warned that tackling the spread of superbugs in hospitals could clash with plans to deal with overcrowding in emergency departments this winter. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has warned that many deficits identified at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) linked to outbreaks(...)

It is not safe for you to assume that because you have no prostate urinary symptoms that you do not have prostate cancer

The stats don’t bode well. One in seven men in Ireland will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. That’s over 3,300 diagnoses each (...)

Obesity levels in the North have shown an upward trend over the last decade from the 24%  recorded in 2005/06.  Photograph: Getty Images

General health appears to be improving in Northern Ireland and fewer people are smoking, but adults are getting fatter, according to a new survey by S(...)

One in five Irish people said they experienced ‘guilt’ or ‘remorse’ after drinking alcohol in the last 12 months, according to  a new survey.  File photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

One in five Irish people experienced “guilt” or “remorse” after drinking alcohol in the last 12 months, according to the Healthy Ireland Survey 2017 p(...)

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