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(...)

Alec Redmond and Tadhg Ward (both aged 10) at the launch of the Irish Heart Foundation's new campaign "Prevent a Stroke: Feel the Pulse". Photograph: Marc O'Sullivan

1) As a part of their ‘Prevent a stroke: Feel the Pulse’ campaign, the Irish Heart foundation is urging people to check their pulse twice a day. (...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Casino Marino: Ireland’s miniature 18th-century architectural masterpiece

Open House Dublin, the annual architectural showcase, starts today and runs all weekend. We’ll all get to peek behind the doors of buildings, private (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that he and the Government performed a U-turn on whether to introduce mandatory open disclosure in the health service. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has denied that he and the Government performed a U-turn on whether to introduce mandatory open disclosure in the health servic(...)

“Those of Irish descent have a distinctively homogenous make-up, which makes it comparatively easy to map our susceptibility to disease, as well as our reaction to medication.”

Sixteen European Union countries have signed up to a European genome project to collaborate on DNA research and, regrettably, Ireland is not yet one o(...)

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