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Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication is used to prevent HIV infection. Photograph: iStock

A programme for preventing HIV infection through the administration of pre-emptive anti-retroviral drugs is to be introduced later this year. The PrE(...)

Botox has to be administered by a medical doctor, but dermal filler products can be injected by practitioners without a medical degree. Photograph: Robert Daly/Ojo/Getty

A ban on under-18s being treated with Botox or dermal fillers is being investigated as part of plans to tighten up regulation of cosmetic procedures i(...)

1) A “Virtual Dementia Tour” will be brought to five locations this month as part of Carers Week 2019. The free tour is aimed at providing visitors wi(...)

Hiqa inspectors  found ‘inadequate signage posted at wash hand basins and no signage at others, which posed a risk to residents and visitors’.

Six months after a Legionella scare at a Galway nursing home, the water supply was still unfit to drink or shower in, inspectors from the State’s heal(...)

One relative said that her mother was still in bed at 2pm one day, while another stated that she had to clean the resident’s nails when visiting. File photograph: Getty

Residents at a nursing home in Cork were left sitting at a table for six hours for an activity that had been cancelled, and informed the State’s healt(...)

In a statement on Thursday, Tusla accepted the findings and said steps have since been taken to improve standards.

Tusla, the child and family agency, has admitted it failed to protect three children who were repeatedly raped by a teenager while in the care of the (...)

People with disabilities gather outside Leinster House on Tuesday ahead of final talks with the  Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to save RehabCare. Photograph: Justin Farrelly

The Government has agreed to increase funding for the Rehab Group, which provides services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, by (...)

Hiqa, which carried out the assessment, said ‘drift and delay’ was identified in the completion of preliminary enquiries of between two and 11 months from the date of initial referral.

A review of Tusla child protection services in the Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary area has found not all allegations of suspected abuse were not(...)

Yes campaigners during the abortion referendum count at Dublin Castle last May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Southern Taskgroup on Abortion and Reproductive Topics (Start), an organisation representing 250 abortion providers, recently estimated that they (...)

Campaigner Vicky Phelan accused the Government of using Brexit as a “blanket excuse” for not implementing promises following the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

We’ve all had the experience of events that, however carefully planned, just don’t work out. When you reach your third or fourth attempt to rework you(...)

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