Of 57,000 cases of dementia diagnosed before the age of 65, 39 per cent could be attributed to alcohol-related brain damage. Illustration: iStock

Heavy alcohol drinkers are putting themselves at greater risk of developing dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, new research states. A Fren(...)

Ireland scores well compared to the European Union 15 countries on education, though the number of young people not in employment, education or training “is a cause for concern” at about 15%. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is one of the “worst performers” on a range of social and environmental indicators compared with 15 similar EU countries, a study has revealed(...)

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(...)

Additives – concerns have been raised in recent years about potential ill-effects on cardiovascular health following two studies

Rashers have got such a bad rap lately, you might wonder if it is even worth reading the packet when you buy them. But it is. Scrutinise the list of i(...)

Had vaccination levels exceeded 95 per cent of the target population, measles may well have been eradicated by now. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

In an ideal world the current outbreak of measles in Limerick and Dublin would not be happening. Ireland would have established herd immunity against (...)

Industry analysts have played down concerns about a possible backlash against Irish food companies in the wake of a high-level study linking processed(...)

The latest measles outbreak has worsened, with 10 cases of the disease in Limerick and one in Dublin, according to the Health Service Executive. The (...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said recently that “we see female circumcision in the same way we see male circumcision”.

Dr Ali Selim, a senior Muslim figure in Ireland, has said his recent comments about female circumcision have been unfairly equated with female genital(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: FGM is never ever justifiable.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has condemned comments made by a Muslim cleric in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) as being “offensive(...)

Dublin North West TD Noel Rock has claimed  minimum unit pricing, a bid to prevent low cost sales of alcohol, was based on “middle class guilt with working class consequences”. File photograph: PA

Irish teenagers are the second most sober in the EU, a Fine Gael backbencher has claimed as he rejected all the major elements of the Government’s Bil(...)

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