Northern Ireland’s chief scientific adviser Professor Ian Young. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s chief scientific adviser has lost a legal bid to block an investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC) into allegations he di(...)

Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

The former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman destroyed a laptop with “a screwdriver or blunt instrument” before handing it to forens(...)

Tom Williams of Harlequins walks off with physio Steph Brennan to be replaced by team-mate Nick Evans in the closing stages of the 2009 Heineken Cup quarter-final at The Stoop. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Heineken Cup quarter-final: Harlequins v Leinster, The Stoop, Sunday, April 12th, 2009. The stain of ‘Bloodgate’ may never be removed from Harlequins(...)

Irish woman Bridget Lawlor in St Chad’s Hospital in Birmingham in 1955. Photograph: Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Getty Images

“No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means,” said Mr Aneurin Bevan, UK ministe(...)

 British cyclist Bradley Wiggins celebrating his win in the Tour de France in 2012. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)

Almost six years after Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, question marks now hang over the legacy of the first British winner of the race – and o(...)

Dr Mohamed Abdelrahman, who works in obstetrics and gynaecology in Letterkenny General Hospital, was found guilty of three counts of professional misconduct by a Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry.   Photograph: David Sleator

The President of the High Court has confirmed a censure recommendation by the Medical Council of a Sudanese doctor who provided a questionable certifi(...)

In October, the GMC suspended Finbar Magee’s licence on an interim basis while it continued its investigations. File photograph: Getty Images

A Belfast doctor who prescribed a controversial supplement that includes the main ingredient of bleach has been voluntarily struck off the UK’s Genera(...)

Frustration: ‘The most common, serious form of abuse in babies is babies being shaken and when we look at the causes of that, crying is very often the trigger.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

We all know babies cry – that’s how they communicate. But until you become a parent, you may not realise how piercing and persistent a baby’s crying c(...)

Mark Bonar is quoted as saying he had treated sportspeople with banned substances such as erythropoietin (EPO), steroids and human growth hormone.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The doctor at the centre of allegations about the doping of as many as 150 athletes, including past and present Premier League players, is an unregis(...)

Kincora Boys’ Home, where several children were sexually abused between the late 1950s and 1980s. Photograph: Pacemaker

Calls have been made for an investigation into a report that a Belfast doctor was allowed to continue working with children at a Belfast hospital desp(...)

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