Of particular note was the rise in deaths from cocaine use from 42 in 2016 to 53 in 2017, an increase of 26 per cent. Photograph: iStock

One person died of cocaine overdose every week in 2017, according to latest figures which highlight a rise in deaths related to the drug’s use. Data(...)

The study looked at how e-cigarettes can cause damage to the body through toxic chemicals produced in the vaping process. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government should ban all e-cigarette advertising in forthcoming Dáil legislation after a report found that e-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, (...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting in Clogherhead, Co Louth. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Criminal intimidation within the Traveller community is causing “havoc” for an increasing numbers of Traveller families, a community worker has warned(...)

Cocaine accounted for nine per cent of new drug treatment cases in 2012, rising to 31 per cent of new treatment cases last year.

Record numbers of people in the State are seeking treatment for cocaine use, with an unprecedented 50 per cent surge in new cases last year. Demand f(...)

Cocaine use has reportedly returned to Celtic Tiger levels in Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

According to the Health Research Board’s newsletter, cocaine use has now “returned to Celtic Tiger levels in Ireland”. It is an assertion that will c(...)

There has been a significant and steady decline in the number of fire fatalities over the last 15 years since the initiation of community fire safety programmes. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Alcohol is a factor in more than half of all fatal fires in homes in Ireland, according to a new study by the Health Research Board. The research, w(...)

Launching the findings of the ENRICH programme led by the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research at Maynooth University were Jeanette Traynor and Jessica Staines. Photograph: Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

It took just one new mother to say out loud that she was “so tired” and within minutes all those around her were in tears. “It was a really special m(...)

Simon Harris has commissioned research on the international research evidence on vaping. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said he will not meet representatives of the vaping industry, whom he accused of trying to “hook” young people on(...)

The workshop came about as a result of a desire to address the fake news in the media surrounding women’s health and sexual health, says Dr Jennifer Donnelly, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist with the Rotunda Hospital

Sexual health education has come a long way from when I was at school, fighting for the row of seats at the back of the classroom, avoiding eye contac(...)

Seán O’Keeffe (R), who died last year, pictured with his brothers Bob (L) and Brian (C).

A young Dublin man who died a year ago next week, while suffering with chronic addiction and mental illness, could be alive if health services had had(...)

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