Restriction of processed carbohydrates – especially the white and beige ones – are a good idea for many overweight people

The recent results from the TAILORx study (a major study published by The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a meeting of the American S(...)

I made it to my 66th birthday without having been a hospital patient since the week of my birth. I know how lucky that is. I have had the same GP fo(...)

HPV vaccine.

Irish doctors believe cervical cancer can be eradicated here within a generation if we switch to primary HPV screening of women and vaccination. The(...)

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“Summertime, and the livin’ is easy, Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high . . . ” “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine . . . ” “Here comes the Su(...)

Patients may be convinced by anecdotal or unverified evidence supporting the efficacy of alternative treatments.

Last March, the Spanish Organisation of Medical Colleges created what they called “an observatory against pseudosciences, pseudotherapies, intrusion ((...)

 Cervical cancer cell: the Dutch government has been urged to  to launch a public information campaign about the life-saving importance of the HPV vaccinations.

About 200 women die of cervical cancer in the Netherlands every year, but despite the death toll there’s been a sharp fall-off in the number of teenag(...)

Judy and Kim Doran, from Crumlin, with Nugget, a rescue dog from the DSPCA, enjoy the warm weather on Sandymount Strand. Photograph:  Garrett White

Dublin Zoo is preparing showers to keep its herd of elephants cool, while bakers have increased the production of burger buns as the country prepares (...)

Seán Sherlock: “This would involve huge expense for small companies involved in the alcohol industry.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Labour TD Seán Sherlock has called for a debate on the kind of health warnings that should be displayed on alcohol products. Mr Sherlock has introdu(...)

From left, Clodagh Kane (12), Swords, Co Dublin; Conor O’Brien (12), Clarehall, Dublin, and Dr Phillip Kieran from RTÉ One’s ‘You Should Really See A Doctor’ at the launch of Irish Life Health’s “Not Just for Girls” HPV-awareness campaign. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80 per cent) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals 95 per cent of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus is. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

1) National Water Safety Awareness week continues until June 24th. Irish Water Safety and the babies and toddler swim school, Water Babies, will host (...)

The cancer-screening controversy emerged last month when Limerick woman Vicky Phelan settled for €2.5 million her court action over smear tests which were misread. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Cian O’Carroll, the solicitor for Vicky Phelan, the woman at the heart of the CervicalCheck controversy, is calling on the Government to make interim (...)

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