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“Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.” I hear those words in St Frances Clinic at Temple Street Children’s Hospital(...)

The mean body mass index of 19-year-old men and women in Ireland  increased in the period from 1985 to 2019. Photograph: Getty

Irish teenagers have become taller and heavier in the last 35 years, according to a global study published in The Lancet. The study of child and ado(...)

Dr Martin Feeley says the costs of the measures are being met by younger people. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

The senior Health Service Executive doctor who resigned from his post days after he criticised “draconian” anti-Covid-19 restrictions has insisted tha(...)

While 1.4 per cent of patients who have contracted the virus in Ireland were categorised as extremely obese, almost half of them required hospitalisation, according to scientists at UCD. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo

Extremely obese people with Covid-19 are 17 times more likely to require admission to intensive care in Ireland than cases with no underlying conditio(...)

Dr Martin Feeley says any assessment of Ireland’s strategy should take into account the cost to people’s quality of life.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Covid-19 is “much less severe” than the average annual flu and current “draconian” restrictions are no longer justified, according to a senior Health (...)

US singer Charlie Daniels performs at the Super Bowl in 2005. He has died aged 83. Photograph: Rhona Wise/EPA

Charlie Daniels, the singer, songwriter and bandleader who was a force in both country and rock for decades, bringing a brash, down-home persona and b(...)

A 76-year-old man died from sepsis due to pneumonia in the lungs, which developed after he had hip replacement surgery, an inquest has found. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 76-year-old man died from sepsis due to pneumonia in the lungs, which developed after he had hip replacement surgery, an inquest has found. John Br(...)

The girl does not want to be in hospital and does not understand why she needs to be there, the High Court was told.

A 16-year-old girl who was aged 11 when first diagnosed with anorexia is now “critically unwell” and in an “emergency situation” in hospital, the Hig(...)

It was believed the woman was last medically assessed almost a decade ago, the High Court was told.

The Health Services Executive has secured an emergency High Court order allowing it to take steps aimed at saving the life of an extremely underweight(...)

More people have been seeking alternatives to meat, partly due to the perceived health benefits, as well as concerns about the environment and animal welfare. File image: PA Wire

Vegetarian and pescetarian diets may be linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) than diets that include meat, a new study suggests. Ho(...)

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