Visualise an imagined future time – such as a holiday or a party – to give yourself a sense of relief for a few minutes

For three weeks from midnight on October 6th, all of Ireland moves to Level 3 restrictions. This is a familiar scenario for Dublin and Donegal, but a (...)

‘It’s important to communicate well with children and teenagers during this time of uncertainty.’

Our experience of living with uncertainty - caused by the global pandemic - can’t be solved by more information alone, according to a leading Irish me(...)

Dr Roddy Evans: practised medicine on five continents

Dr Roddy Evans, who died in Belfast on September 9th, aged 97, played rugby and cricket for Leinster schoolboys, was a skilled surgeon who practised m(...)

Fighting coronavirus: Scientists don’t know yet how long  immunity to Covid-19 will last in those who do develop sufficient antibodies. Illustration: iStock

Who is immune to Covid-19 is the question on everyone’s lips as Ireland – along with many other countries – begins to plan its exit from full lockdown(...)

Prof Desmond Fitzgerald, president of UL, says it is likely the  campus will  be needed to assist health services. Photograph:  Alan Place

University of Limerick is likely to host a field hospital on its campus should health services become overwhelmed from the coronavirus pandemic over t(...)

Currently, 26 hospitals provide surgical services in Ireland, though in many smaller hospitals the volume of work is low by international standards

Outcomes for many patients requiring emergency surgery are better when the operation is done by busier surgeons, new Irish research indicates. Patien(...)

Over 90 per cent of those authorised for medical cannabis in the United States are recreational users, according to author Alex Berenson. Photograph: iStock

The legalisation and sale of medical cannabis in some US states and in Canada has led to much higher recreational use of cannabis without scientific p(...)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland building  at St Stephen’s Green. Its Bahrain campus has 1,300 students. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Medical Council has been urged to take human rights concerns into account in the forthcoming process of accreditation of the Royal College of Surg(...)

Dr Frates: “It’s all about having a peaceful mind, a joyful heart and healthy body”

Sometimes, it takes a long time for academics to catch up with popular knowledge as their need for evidence delays their willingness to promote what m(...)

Language requirements for entry to third level vary, but exemptions are available. Photograph: iStock

My son is exempted from Irish and on the advice of his school did not study any other language other than English. He is now finalising his CAO course(...)

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