Scientists say the test can accurately detect cancer often before any signs or symptoms appear, while having a very low false-positive rate. Photograph: iStock/Getty

A simple blood test that can detect more than 50 types of cancer before any clinical signs or symptoms of the disease emerge in a person is accurate e(...)

‘In the 21st century, there have been eight epidemic or pandemic viruses,’ says coronavirus researcher Prof Ralph Baric. ‘I don’t know if people are paying attention.’ Photograph: Getty Images/Science Photo Libra

Coronaviruses are a byword for inconvenience; illness, disruption and death. Almost always in a contemporary setting we mean the pandemic virus that c(...)

Cardiovascular diseases account for 36%  of deaths in Ireland. High blood pressure is experienced by one in four Irish men. All told around 10,000 people in Ireland die from heart disease every year

The pandemic has prompted many people in Ireland to postpone out-patient cardiovascular appointments, but studies are emerging that show SARS-CoV-2 ma(...)

US president Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett (far right), his supreme court nominee, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on September 26th. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Fate leads the willing, Seneca said, while the unwilling get dragged. For his entire life, Donald Trump has stayed one step ahead of disaster, plying (...)

Companies have been urged to put public health professionals on their boards and in their top executive ranks to manage a pandemic threat that could hang over businesses for years. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

The dean of Harvard’s school of public health has called on companies to put public health professionals on their boards and in their top executive ra(...)

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Healthcare communications consultancy RelateCare has agreed a deal with MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland that will see the latter make a significan(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is due to meet with US president Donald Trump on Thursday.

Irish companies Netwatch and RelateCare are to create a combined 280 new jobs in the US, with a number of other businesses from the Republic also anno(...)

Ehospital patients benefit from high levels of clinical supervision yet enjoy a quieter environment with no nursing staff making night rounds.

In a nondescript block in Cleveland, Ohio, a handful of doctors and nurses clock-in at 7pm each evening for a 12-hour shift, keeping watch through the(...)

There is no agreed gold standard of good posture

Do you slouch over your computer screen? Stand with your hips tilted forward and your stomach sitting out? Do people tell you to “sit up straight or y(...)

Typically Ireland is listed as a top tier country for qualifications, which means it should be a matter of sorting out your paperwork rather than requiring additional qualifications to work abroad.

A new series for Irish Times Abroad focuses on the opportunities for Irish healthcare workers who are interested in moving overseas. Where can they fi(...)

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