Report notes there are just over 500 patients awaiting psychological and surgical evaluations for sleeve gastrectomy operations. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Hundreds of morbidly obese people are being left waiting more than five years for potentially life-changing surgery, a private medical report compiled(...)

About 150 doctors were affected by the cancellation of a Royal  College of Physicians in Ireland exam. Photograph: iStock

The Royal College of Physicians in Ireland has apologised after a computer glitch forced the cancellation of an exam which more than 150 doctors were (...)

William Gilbert: his idea of the Earth as magnetic was widely accepted in scientific circles and had a great influence on navigation in particular

You may not be aware but the North Pole is moving. Scientists recently announced that the pole appears to be migrating faster, at about 40km-50km per (...)

Bernard Norman Barwin was previously suspended by the college in 2013 after admitting to inseminating four women using the wrong sperm.

Canadian fertility specialist Bernard Norman Barwin (80) has been stripped of his medical licence for repeatedly using the wrong sperm - including his(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside the High Court after winning her case. File photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

A statement issued by the solicitor of Ruth Morrissey, a terminally ill woman with cervical cancer, has accused the Minister for Health and his depart(...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Screening services should not be “paused” on foot of the High Court ruling in the case of terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey who sued over h(...)

Lot 25: Tralee by Jack B Yeats an oil once owned by two former taoisigh. (estimate €150,000–€200,000)

The forthcoming Irish Art auction by deVeres at the Royal College of Physicians on Kildare Street on March 26th will offer almost 150 lots, spanning t(...)

At a candlelit private dinner in an upstairs room in Read’s of Parliament Street last week, guests, momentarily transported to a Dublin of another era(...)

Lorraine Walsh (centre) with Stephen Teap and Vicky Phelan at the formal launch of 221+ CervicalCheck Patient Support Group last month.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The full facts of the CervicalCheck “debacle” are still not known, one of the women caught up in the controversy has said. Lorraine Walsh, a patient (...)

Flu vaccination: the uptake for the   vaccine has increased over the years, and the onset of the colder weather means that the public are once again encouraged to get it. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Information and arguments surrounding vaccinations for teenagers and adults seem to be everywhere these days. Two in particular – the HPV vaccine for (...)

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