David Ford, NI Justice Minister: “I can only go on the evidence that I have...that it is possible to diagnose accurately fatal abnormalities of a foetus.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Nobody has ever had a heart attack. The medical term is myocardial infarction. Nobody has ever died of a stroke. But many have succumbed to a cerebrov(...)

The UAE procedure deprives fibroids of their rich blood supply and they commonly shrink by 40-60 per cent within six months. Photograph: Thinkstock

Until 20 years ago about half of the women referred by their GPs with heavy menstrual bleeding would eventually have required a hysterectomy. With up (...)

Helen McConnell and her son Thomas (3) at home at Knocklyon, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The back pages of The Irish Times reflect our changing lives. But it is not every day you come across an advertisement encouraging you to freeze your (...)

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