A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in Ireland from Friday.

A drug to treat adults with chronic heart failure will become available to suitable patients in Ireland from Friday. The HSE will reimburse the cost(...)

Children playing at Gurraneasig national school in Kilbrittain, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Eoin Fitzpatrick, a primary school principal, has seen up close the deterioration in children’s physical and motor skills over the past decade or more(...)

A stent is a small tube used to open up arteries in patients experiencing heart attacks, or chest pain due to blocked arteries. Photograph:  iStock

The Irish Heart Foundation has played down the findings of a recent study that found a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of heart stents in relie(...)

An Irish Heart Foundation survey indicated that over a quarter of schools had tuck shops selling sweets and soft drinks, and half had vending machines. Photograph: Getty Images

Obesity levels among schoolchildren are stabilising overall and dropping in many schools, new research indicates. The Joint Oireachtas Committee on E(...)

Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will be introduced next April as the Minister for Finance followed through on widely flagged plans to impose such a le(...)

Three generations of McNerney family with LQTS [Irish Heart Foundation]

A gene-editing technology called Crispr Cas-9 is set to transform the lives of millions of people suffering from genetic diseases by cutting out genes(...)

Karen Donoghue  (right) from Dublin, is well aware of the dangers. Pictured here with her  mum Margaret

Almost 10,000 people are affected by stroke every year in Ireland and as September sees the start of Irish Heart Month, the Irish Heart Foundation (IH(...)

Medical and scientific researchers are closely watching the new EU General Data Protection Regulation  and what it might mean for  their work after it takes effect next May

Almost four and a half years ago, then minister for health Dr James Reilly ordered the Health Service Executive not to destroy more than one million b(...)

Majella Duffy (35) was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her father who died of a heart attack.

The death of a 35-year-old Irish woman on a charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her late father was described as “surreal” by a priest at (...)

Majella Duffy was climbing the mountain in memory of her late father

The funeral of Majella Duffy who died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will take place on Saturday. Ms Duffy (35) from Rathcormac, Co Cork, died las(...)

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