A wearable sensor patch made by Proteus Digital Health is part of the Abilify digital pill study. Photograph: Proteus Digital Health

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, (...)

Cath lab: each additional 10km that patients must travel could increase absolute mortality rates by 1 per cent. Photograph: Jolife/Physio-Control

The Health Service Executive has made significant errors of judgment in attempting to reorganise cardiac care in the southeast. Beyond the evident inc(...)

 John Hurt in the film of  ‘1984’. Liberal US media have their own versions of thoughtcrime, which include reluctance to publish anything that presents abortion as anything other than an unqualified good

At the time of writing, the number one Amazon books bestseller is George Orwell’s 1984. Orwell’s book added newspeak, thoughtcrime, and unperson to ou(...)

Tashfeen Malik, (L), and Syed Farook are pictured passing through Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in this July 27th, 2014 handout photo obtained by Reuters.

A married couple who killed 14 people in a California shooting rampage the FBI is investigating as an act of terrorism borrowed about $28,000 from an (...)

Law enforcement officers investigate the home of a suspect Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 in Redlands, California after a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/AFP/Getty Images

On Wednesday morning, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, left their 6-month-old daughter with Farook’s mother, telling her they were dip(...)

Prof Jonathan Hourihane said the UCC First Responder Anaphylaxis Autoinjector Programme was suspended in 2011 over concerns about administering a prescription-only medicine to a person who had not had that medicine prescribed.  Photograph: Thinkstock

The Government is being urged to legislate for a potentially life-saving anaphylaxis pilot initiative at an Irish university.Allergy expert Prof Jonat(...)

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Q Many years ago I was working in the secretarial pool of a large State company, a job that required training and exams to qualify, at my not very(...)

Sales of bottled water have shot up in Roscommon amid concerns that the boil water restriction could remain in place until the system gets a clean bill of health, possibly not for several weeks. Photograph: IStockphoto

A total of 13 cases of cryptosporidiosis have so far been diagnosed in Roscommon following a water contamination outbreak. Up to 6,000 pe(...)