The drop in heroin use follows younger people witnessing the damage the drug inflicted on previous generations creating a negative image, the research said. Photograph: iStock

There has been a near complete drop in the number of young people addicted to heroin compared to the height of the drug epidemic which gripped inner c(...)

Along with the present occupant, Simon Harris, there is a wealth of experience in the election field of dealing with the challenges of the health service. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Health will once again play a central role in the forthcoming general election, but will it make any difference to the eventual outcome? Both Taoisea(...)

One of the most important elements of a good bedtime routine is that sleep happens at the same time every night.

Night-time waking and severe asleep deprivation are unavoidable for new parents but for how long should that last and what can be done if it seems to (...)

Dr Caroline Mason Mohan, currently director of public health in the National Screening Service, will replace Dr Lorraine Doherty as clinical director of CervicalCheck on an interim basis. Photograph: Brendan Fitzsimmons

The clinical director of the embattled CervicalCheck unit has left her job for another position in the Health Service Executive after less than a year(...)

The number of flu deaths this winter has risen to 28, but the worst of the current outbreak may be over, according to the Health Service Executive. (...)

The chief executive of the Health Service Executive has said he would like to see fewer emergency departments around Ireland. Paul Reid said it woul(...)

University Hospital Limerick again had the highest number of patients on trolleys on Wednesday, with 63 waiting for beds, followed by 46 patients in University Hospital Galway, and 43 in Cork University Hospital

Large sections of hospitals have effectively shut down, and some emergency departments can no longer accommodate trolleys as the overcrowding crisis c(...)

The study found those  smoking roll-your-own cigarettes had increased significantly from 35 per cent to over half of smokers. File photograph: Getty

Irish health officials plan to target social smokers and those in lower socio-economic areas in future campaigns, as new research reveals these groups(...)

Emergency department doctors argue that treating patients on corridors in overcrowded conditions is dangerous and leads to ‘needless’ deaths. File photograph: The Irish Times

How many patients are on trolleys in hospitals? Nurses say 760 people were on trolleys for two successive days this week. On Wednesday they said 621 (...)

Of 14,177 reports made to Tusla in the final quarter of 2018, social workers decided more than a tenth    did not meet the threshold to require making a referral, the meeting heard. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tusla, the State child and family agency, has been returning thousands of child welfare reports made to it by post back to senders with instructions t(...)

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