As it emerged actor Stephen Fry’s prostate cancer diagnosis sparked a 15% rise in services in England earlier this year, international experts have advised against routine screening for the disease. Photograph: Simon Annand

A panel of international experts has advised against routine testing for prostate cancer for most men because the benefit is “small and uncertain” and(...)

Healthy towns Wexford town is this year’s “Healthy Town”. Now in its seventh year, the Healthy Town initiative is an eight-week free public programme(...)

‘Heavy alcohol intake from the ages of 15 from 19 was not associated with overall prostate cancer in later life.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Men who have been drinking alcohol since their mid- to late-teens could have an increased chance of developing aggressive prostate cancer in later lif(...)

Aaron and Craig Keighery in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, ahead of Sunday’s final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Gerry the GAA giant had tears rolling down his painted face as he stood surveying the townlands around Galway’s Rahoon on Friday morning. It wasn’t (...)

Lena Tice, captain Katie Mullan and Deirdre Duke, who recently won a silver medal in the Hockey World Cup. Photograph: Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Deirdre Duke has become the latest World Cup star to be snapped up by a professional club as the striker confirmed she would join Düsseldorfer Hockey (...)

Breast cancer clusters growing in 3D:  Photo: NUI Galway

Irish scientists have identified why there is a high relapse rate after chemotherapy in women who have the most aggressive form of breast cancer. The(...)

Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Two out of five people said they had avoided visiting their doctor because they could not afford the appointment fee, a new survey has found. Some 4(...)

The promises came in thick and fast at the pop-up Kindness Café in Swords as customers lined up to tuck in to their complimentary lunch.

There might be “no such thing as a free lunch”, but diners at one Dublin café were dining on the house on Friday in exchange for pledging an act of ki(...)

Cyclists  in the annual Breffni 3 Province Challenge  fundraiser in Arvagh, Co Cavan

It is a small town with a big heart. Arvagh in Co Cavan has been raising money for cancer charities at an annual fundraiser every August Bank Holiday (...)

Restriction of processed carbohydrates – especially the white and beige ones – are a good idea for many overweight people

The recent results from the TAILORx study (a major study published by The New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a meeting of the American S(...)

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