The Verita report on the death of a man after his transfer from hospital said the death was both ‘predictable and preventable’ and criticised the quality of follow-up action.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has apologised to the partner of a man who died almost immediately after being transferred from hospital to a care (...)

Health ministers from 11 countries are to meet on Tuesday to discuss progress with the European Vaccine Action Plan, which includes the aspired elimination of measles and rubella. Photograph: istock

A leading doctor has said the rising incidence of measles in Ireland could be due to a previous shortfall in vaccinations that has caught up on the po(...)

In some circumstances, ‘public bodies’ will be exempt from various provisions of the legislation in relation to the rights of individuals under data protection law. Photograph: iStockphoto

The Government’s plan to extend the definition of “public bodies” in new data protection legislation poses serious legal concerns and may present chil(...)

Digital health services will enable the right information about the right patients to be available securely in the right health care setting at the right time.

Investment in electronic health records and new IT systems will directly improve patient services and allow chronic disease to be managed at home and (...)

  Tony Geoghegan of Merchants Quay Ireland said  the supervised injecting facility will save lives. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Injecting drug addicts will be able to do so under medical supervision when the first facility for them opens in Dublin city centre by the end of this(...)

A doctor facing allegations of wrongdoing over the delivery of baby Mark Molloy, who died at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, has claimed he(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland has joined with the HSE  to launch a sexual health awareness and guidance - dubbed the  Shag campaign - in college campuses this week.

Health authorities have urged young people to practice safe sex following a rise in numbers diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections. At least (...)

Dr Paul Gough, dietician and founder of Nualtra: “We expect this to be a €20 million-a-year business by 2020.” Photograph: iStock

Nualtra, a nutritional drinks company backed by Digicel directors Leslie Buckley and Sean Corkery, believes it is on course for major growth this year(...)

Rodents and rodent droppings were among the reasons given for food safety closure orders in January.

A live rodent in a wall cavity, rodent droppings under a pizza oven, and a staff toilet overflowing with excrement were among the reasons environmenta(...)

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) says  receiving Holy Communion directly on the tongue ‘should be discouraged’ during flu season. Photograph: Getty Images

Mass attendees should avoid receiving Holy Communion on the tongue to help prevent the spread of influenza, according to new advice from the Health Se(...)

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