Celebrating You, a new children’s book to promote diversity and inclusivity, has been launched to mark The HR Suite’s 10th anniversary in business. Pictured at the launch in the gardens of Enable Ireland Kerry are Mikayla O’Sullivan, Emma Fenix and The HR Suite founder and author of the book Caroline McEnery. Photograph: Pauline Dennigan

1) On Tuesday, July 9th, Fota Wildlife Park in Cork will host a fundraising Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service. T(...)

Prof Helen Whelton believes Ireland’s hospitals need to be scaled up. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prof Helen Whelton believes in the power of research to improve people’s lives and boost the economy. So much so, in fact, that she argues research in(...)

 Study: Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the chances of  an early death. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Two or more diet drinks a day increase the risk of stroke, heart disease and the likelihood of an early death, research suggests. A large study invol(...)

In 2014, John Cryan, a professor at University College Cork in Ireland, attended a meeting in California about Alzheimer’s. He was not an expert on d(...)

Some of the winners of the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards: Prof Cian Ó Mathúna; Dr Kieran Meade and Aleksandra Augustyniak. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A long-life smartphone battery; imaging technology that offers faster cancer results ; a new babies’ vaccine and a new skin-ageing treatment were amon(...)

A cervical cancer cell. According to the US National Cancer Institute, “for women age 30 and older, pap and HPV co-testing is less likely to miss an abnormality than pap testing alone”.

Testing standards specified by the HSE for its cervical cancer services are lower than those used in the US, according to a pathologist working with t(...)

The standard prescription for flu is to stay home and rest, drink plenty of fluids, and keep pain and fever under control with over-the-counter drugs (...)

Isabelle Rapin taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and built a reputation for rigorous scholarship. The neurologist Oliver Sacks, a close friend and colleague, called her his “scientific conscience”.
Obituary: Isabelle Rapin

Isabelle Rapin, a Swiss-born child neurologist who helped establish autism’s biological underpinnings and advanced the idea that autism was part of a (...)

The Ireland Rugby Squad’s Cian Healy would not score well on the BMI scale.  Photograph: Cian Healy

Next time you see the Irish rugby team run out onto the hallowed turf of the Aviva Stadium, bear in mind you have just witnessed 15 highly-paid overwe(...)

The World Health Organisation endorses the use of traditional herbal remedies. Photograph: iStockphoto

Of all complementary therapies, the one least likely to raise my hackles is herbal medicine. Partly because many modern medicines have originated from(...)

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