Vhi can assist firms through its occupational health and employee assistance programmes which it currently delivers to more than 600 companies in Ireland.

It’s well established that healthy workplaces tend to be more productive and enjoy lower rates of absenteeism than their less healthy counterparts. Bu(...)

A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment amid worsening malnutrition in the emergency ward of a hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, on Wednesday. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Saudi Arabia has come under strong pressure from UN humanitarian agencies to immediately and unconditionally lift its blockade of Yemen where deprivat(...)

Indian children wear masks as they take part in a protest against air pollution: the city’s air quality index is  15 times over the permissible limit prescribed by the World Health Organisation. Photograph: EPA/Rajat Gupta

The party governing New Delhi, India’s federal capital, has disbursed no financial resources from the €102.5 million “Environment Cess” it has harvest(...)

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 (...)

Illustration: Frank Ramspott/iStock

With the flu season in the southern hemisphere winter just over – Australia had a record number of laboratory confirmed cases (170,000) – we, in the n(...)

More than 100,000 stillbirths and baby deaths worldwide could be prevented by the development of a vaccine against an infection commonly carried by pr(...)

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium found in the stomach.

The historian Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) described his stomach as “that diabolical arrangement”, and undoubtedly harsh conditions prevail in the tummy(...)

Air pollution: the EPA is concerned about particulate matter, which largely comes from the burning of solid fuel. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty

Poor air quality is directly linked to about 1,500 premature deaths in Ireland each year as excessive pollution causes the State to fall foul of globa(...)

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Image: iStock

No hospital in the world has devised a way of successfully combating the spread of the superbug CPE, the cause of the recent announcement convening t(...)

A particularly difficult flu season experienced by Australia’s health system during its southern hemisphere winter has alarmed health officials in the northern hemisphere

Europe is bracing itself for a challenging flu season. The scale of what lies ahead for health services was encapsulated by Prof Sir Malcolm Grant, ch(...)

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