Prof John Crown, who said the decision not to make crizotinib available on the high tech drugs scheme “a really big mistake”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Two new cancer treatments should not be made available to Irish patients, the body charged with assessing the cost effectiveness of medicines has rul(...)

Women in lower income brackets in the North are more likely to avail of screening programmes for cervical cancer than their counterparts in the Republ(...)

In a standard quarterly update to the markets earlier this month, Imperial Tobacco said its plans to launch an electronic cigarette product next year (...)

When did you start running and why?I first started running four years ago when a charity 10-mile road race called “The Great Island 10” was launched i(...)

Some of the many shops that  have closed for business on George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Marks and Spencer closing isn’t the end of the world. It’s just another shop,” states Graham Mongey. Mongey is one of three family members who own JJ(...)

New research emanating from the US has sparked fresh debate about whether certain forms of cancer should be classified as cancers at all.The issue has(...)

When did you start running and why?I started running back in 2008. The main reason I started was to lose weight. I had put on three stone from my chem(...)

The Movember winter sprouting of moustaches by thousands of Irish men in the name of charity has produced tangible benefits with funds going to pro(...)

Cancer and medical cards

Being told you have cancer is a significant life-event. Even when the prognosis turns out to be good, people describe a numbed response. Although grea(...)

 Alex Kucovs from Latvia/ Portmarnock joins swimmers, sunbathers and sandcastle makers on Portmarnock Beach today.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather alert heading into the weekend, indicating temperatures of as high as 30 degrees continuing into next week. Ba(...)

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