Ipha says Irish drug approvals system  ‘among the slowest in Europe’. Photograph: iStock

Drug companies have called on political leaders to prioritise faster access to life-saving medicines under any new government as controversy arose ove(...)

France has one of the lowest rates of uptake of the HPV vaccination in Europe, due to ‘unfounded rumours’ around its safety, says Dr Elisabete Weiderpass. Photograph:  Matthew Busch/Washington Post/Getty Images

France is launching a campaign of systematic screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The country is also stepping (...)

Emma Kett (centre) from St Mary’s, Newport, Co Tipperary,  as she performs at the choirs for cancer event at UCD. Photograph: James Forde

For the first three years Waterford’s Mount Sion secondary school choir didn’t sing in public, now four years later the group has a viral Youtube hit (...)