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Sláintecare provides for a new healthcare card to be extended to everyone on a phased basis over five years. Photograph: Getty Images

Year on year, more and more public money gets pumped into a deeply dysfunctional and inequitable health system, while more and more patients are lyin(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg

European shares dipped as HSBC disappointed investors and German gas group Linde’s proposed $87 billion tie-in with Praxair hit regulatory hurdles. (...)

There is a large variety of smartphone apps to keep you motivated and provide valuable feedback on your run. Photograph: iStock

The only reason I use my phone these days when I run is to take a photo. I’m guilty of stopping to snap a scenic shot, possibly even mid-run, to captu(...)

Amryt Pharma chief executive Joe Wiley.

Irish pharmaceutical company Amryt Pharma has won a designation for one of its key drugs which could make it eligible for a voucher ultimately worth u(...)

Dr Patrick Kelly at Dr Kelly’s Medical Treatment Facility in the Golan Heights.

Ruth Caden Canada Ruth Caden, whose practice is in Vancouver Island, Canada Dr Ruth Caden completed her general practice training in(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Government would back any request by the UK to extend the deadline for Article 50 negotiations Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government would back any request from the UK for an extension to the Article 50 process to give more time to negotiate withdrawal from the EU, Mi(...)

Simon Harris said his department’s chief medical officer had requested that the HSE refrain from using the device. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The chief medical officer for the Department of Health has requested that all procedures involving transvaginal mesh devices be paused unless it is “c(...)

If runners experience severe fatigue they must slow down to increase their chances of avoiding heatstroke. Photograph: iStock

It’s summer, the sun’s out (one hopes) and many readers will be training for or competing in many outdoor activities from cycling to triathlon to runn(...)

Review maintains that 82% of all nurses and midwives are on basic salaries in excess of €40,000, exclusive of allowances or premium payments. Photograph: The Irish Times

There has been no mass exodus of nursing staff from the Irish health system, the Government’s spending review has argued. It also maintains that pay(...)

Ken Cahill: “We know that technology can play a vital role in extending and scaling care”

Irish-based health tech company, SilverCloud Health, has unveiled a new online therapy aimed at those caught up in financial difficulties and mental h(...)

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