Many women who report menopausal symptoms to their GPs are misdiagnosed as depressed or anxious. Illustration: iStock

The floodgates opened on Ireland’s airwaves last week as women in their 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s lined up to describe their menopausal symptoms – night s(...)

The rare risk of blood clots from the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine need to be kept in “perspective”, says Dr Mary Favier, Covid-19 adviser to the Irish College of General Practitioners. Photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE has cancelled all AstraZeneca clinics for the rest of the week, except for those arranged for certain people aged over 60, it announced on Tue(...)

Members of the public wait to receive a dose of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine at the SSE Arena  in Belfast. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

European health ministers urged regulators to give them guidance on the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a virtual meeting held on Wednesday night. (...)

HSE vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium: Ministers and senior officials insist  the programme is “ramping up” and  200,000 people a week will receive shots in the second half of this month. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is likely to come under pressure on Thursday to review the usage of the AstraZeneca vaccine after the European medicines regulator said(...)

One GP says he is suspending the vaccination programme at his surgery after receiving abuse from some patients. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP via Getty Images

Doctors in general practice have been placed under severe stress due to problems in ascertaining when and how many vaccines they will get for patients(...)

Videos about the Irish vaccine rollout were released in 36 languages, to make information more accessible to the migrant community. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A multilingual video service with information on the Irish Covid-19 vaccination rollout from international doctors, nurses and healthcare workers was (...)

Mental health organisations all report increased demand, with many reporting increased suicidality among clients, callers and texters. Photograph: iStock

Despite many commentators’ worst fears, and the dire circumstances thrust upon many people by the Covid crisis, suicides have not increased in the pas(...)

People  on Grafton Street, Dublin,  in December. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

Family doctors warned the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) in December that symptomatic people were rejecting tests for coronavirus out o(...)

Healthcare professionals participating in Covid-19 world service which launched earlier this year

A multilingual video messaging service featuring the voices of international doctors, nurses and teachers based around Ireland will launch this week o(...)

“I have to confess that a telephone call was never an item on the screen before Covid . . . now each call is given full attention.” Photograph: iStock

Family doctors know that work seldom goes as planned. The afternoon when we finally clear off a pile of forms can transmogrify into a long house call,(...)

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