Ben Robinson died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011.

The story of Ben Robinson (14), who died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011, changed what the word “concussion” means to many parents on (...)

Somebody tries to revive a man who overdosed on heroin in the Kensington section of Philadelphia, a hub for heroin addicts. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

American politicians and scientists are issuing strident warnings to policymakers in Europe and around the world, urging them to prevent an epidemic o(...)

More than 2,000 people at Tallaght Hospital have come into contact with CRE since an outbreak there began 18 months ago.

The State must act quickly to prevent a highly resistant superbug from becoming endemic in the hospital system, a medical group has warned. The Soci(...)

St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. The CRE outbreak was reported in late January, and full infection-control precautions were put in place

An outbreak of a highly resistant superbug at St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny has forced the closure of two wards and up to 17 beds. Four patients in (...)