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State agencies have been asked to provide information on inappropriate, unauthorised or illegal use of Botox by doctors, dentists or others. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Files/Reuters

Dozens of incidents involving Botox and dermal fillers have been reported to the State’s medical regulator in recent years, new figures show. Details(...)

 A bottle of the PrEP drug Truvada. File photograph: Thor Swift/The New York Times

Medication preventing HIV infection is to be rolled out through the public health service from the start of next month, the Government has announced. (...)

Inspectors have found a ‘high’ number of falls and several incidents of choking at a HSE-run home for the intellectually disabled. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Inspectors have found a “high” number of falls, several incidents of choking, and inaccessible fire exits and blocked evacuation routes at a HSE-run h(...)

Children told inspectors they were ‘tired of sharing my story over and over’ and ‘there are so many social workers coming to me and then going’

The allocation of social workers to children in care in the southeast was “chaotic and not child centred”, the State’s health watchdog has found. Ins(...)

Being disgnosed with bowel cancer was a massive shock for  Paul Mohan (56). ‘There were no warning signs before the blood,’ he says. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Routine testing for bowel cancer should not be recommended for everyone aged 50-79 years because, for those at very low risk, the benefit is small and(...)

Hiqa observed many residents at the Hollybrook Lodge nursing home in Dublin to not be engaged in any meaningful activity throughout the day. File photograph: iStock.

Almost half of the nursing homes that were subject of the latest batch of inspections by the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) were foun(...)

New Tusla chief executive   Bernard Gloster: “I am very conscious that in the case of Tusla we intervene in the lives of people often in an unwelcome way.”  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

It is time Tusla and middle Ireland had a discussion about what can “reasonably be expected” from Tusla, the child and family agency’s new chief execu(...)

Beech Lodge Care home: Photograph from facility’s website

A nursing home in Co Limerick failed to respond or investigate an allegation of abuse by a staff member of a resident, an independent report has found(...)

“About 100 women and 30 men die in Ireland each year from HPV-related cancers. Many of these cases can be prevented with gender-equal vaccination.” File photograph: Getty

The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine is being offered to both boys and girls for the first time in the Republic. HSE vaccination teams are visiting(...)

It is alleged the nurse wrote a falsified reference letter purporting to be signed by a former director of nursing at the nursing home, without her knowledge or consent.

A nurse who is alleged to have forged a reference letter has claimed the nursing home that made the complaint against her only did so after she raised(...)

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