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Andrew Jones with his mother have both tested positive for Lynch syndrome, a hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer. “We were advised to go and see a cancer genetics specialist in the Mater hospital,” he says

Andrew Jones didn’t realise he had inherited a predisposition to colorectal cancer until he underwent several investigations six years ago and it was (...)

Deciphex chief executive Donal O’Shea and chief operations officer Mairin Rafferty. The company has raised €2.3 million in a new funding round

Deciphex, an Irish tech company which is using artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the delivery of pathology services, has raised €2.3 million (...)

Hospital cleaners are among the thousands of support staff across the country who will be balloted on strike action. File photograph: Getty

The Government is facing a potential national strike by support staff in hospitals across the country including porters, security personnel, cleaners (...)

Instagram aesthetic: Alicja Puk injects a client at her clinic, in Blanchardstown in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The filtered, full-lipped look has exploded in global popularity, and the cosmetic procedures that create it have too. But a largely unregulated in(...)

Genetic counselling is about trying to explain the condition, how it’s inherited and to explain any genetic testing results. Photograph: iStock

Coming to terms with a genetic illness in the family can leave a person with many questions. What does this mean for me? What does this mean for my ch(...)

 Susan Mulligan, (2nd right) from Castlerea, Co Roscommon is undergoing dialysis treatment for two and a half years pictured with Mary Verbruggan from Oughterard in Galway who underwent a living donor kidney transplant thanks to her donor brother Tom Gleeson (left), pictured with Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

People who want to donate organs altruistically for transplantation are being forced to go to Northern Ireland because of the lack of a dedicated serv(...)

Jim Clancy who suffered a life-changing fall in 2012: “Most of us learn as babies to perambulate. We don’t ever have to think about such a basic, but complex, task again. Walking is just taken for granted.” Photograph: Donal O’Connell

Recently I walked the Sheep’s Head Way. There is nothing remarkable, you may say, about a healthy, able-bodied, middle-aged man completing a 92km tra(...)

The construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The resignation of John Pollock as the project director of the team building the national children’s hospital robs a complex project of vast experienc(...)

 Aoife McGivney (right) launches the Irish Heart Foundation’s free CPR training programme with Tim Collins, CEO of the charity. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 100,000 people across Ireland are to be trained to treat heart attack victims under a new community training programme. The programme, whic(...)

Bill Murphy: ‘I looked around and saw the bus was coming towards me so I rolled to the side. Thankfully there wasn’t a car or bus coming up inside the lane that turns left along the quays.’

Bill Murphy was close to the end of his daily 50-minute cycle to work when he pulled in at the red traffic lights at the top of Westmoreland Street at(...)

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