The new research is the work of a company called Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd, based in Ness Ziona, Israel. Photograph: VVG/Science Photo Library

As we all know, cancer is a great scourge. The Irish Cancer Society website tells us that one person dies from cancer every hour in Ireland and cancer(...)

Cancer patients are being sent home without chemotheraphy due to  lack of beds. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cancer patients who present for chemotherapy are being sent home because of a lack of beds in hospitals, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Fianna F(...)

For students hoping to begin a postgraduate in the 2020-21 academic year, now is a good time to begin researching.

As attention turns towards final undergraduate projects and exams, you may also start thinking about the next step and how you’re going to fund your p(...)

The Irish Cancer Society said the Government must “crack down” on rogue sunbed operators. Photograph: iStock

Two out of five sunbed operators fail to ask an underage person their age, according to a mystery shopper survey. One in three did not refuse to book(...)

A child gets the MMR vaccine. There are currently several mumps outbreaks in Ireland. File photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The origins of the word for the disease are lost in time, but most probably come from the “grimace” of the sufferer who finds swallowing painful. Mump(...)

A consultant analysing a mammogram. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The Irish Cancer Society says it is on track to spend €30 million on cancer research in a decade, thanks to donations from the public. This year, €2.(...)

A small sample of cells are tested to see if there may be a cancer-causing mutation. Photograph: iStock

We all inherit traits from our parents, some being more welcome than others. But while there is precious little we can do about the genes passed on to(...)

Minister for Health first promised to introduce HPV testing last autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan

Opposition parties have assailed a “disastrous” Government decision to provide free out-of-cycle screening to women concerned about the CervicalCheck (...)

More women are being diagnosed with smoking-related cancers.

It’s that time of year again, with thousands up and down the country currently vowing they have quit smoking for good – and indeed many of them will s(...)

Vaping: invented in 2003 by Chinese scientist Hon Lik, the electronic cigarette delivers nicotine through an aerosol, rather than via the combustion products of dried tobacco leaves

With Ash Wednesday on the horizon, it brings with it one of the traditional times in the year when ideas about quitting smoking come alive. Will smoke(...)

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