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It is “irresponsible” of governments not to develop proper systems of trauma care when upgrading road systems, says Prof Mark Fitzgerald, a trauma expert from the Alfred Hospital in Australia. Photograph: Alan Betson

Road users should be taxed to pay for the care of people killed and injured in traffic incidents, a conference on serious trauma injuries will hear on(...)

 Almost 131,000 patients are waiting for scans under the HSE’s national integrated medical imaging system (NIMIS) of electronically stored images. A further 34,000 patients are waiting on a non-NIMIS list. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 165,000 patients across the country are on waiting lists for ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs. This is in addition to the more than 700,000 p(...)

Ellen Hackett’s husband John (71), a father of five and a grandfather, died from a pulmonary thrombo-embolism five years ago. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A woman whose husband died from a blood clot while he was in hospital recuperating from surgery has settled her High Court action on undisclosed terms(...)

 In the High Court on Tuesday Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told Mr Williams’ wife Marian has settled her High Court action against Kerry County Council over the accident six years ago. The action was settled for an undisclosed sum.

The widow of a 70 year old man who died two months after he fell down steps at a Co Kerry beach has settled her High Court action. John Williams (70)(...)

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(...)

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