The  Health Products Regulatory Authority says it will be mid-July before all HRT products are available again. Photograph: iStock

Pricing is a significant factor in Ireland’s shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) drugs, according to the head of a generics drug manufacture(...)

Pharmacists have been restricting purchases to one month’s supply of HRT in an effort to manage the crisis. Photograph: iStock

Women on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) face continuing disruption in sourcing their medication until at least July. The drug companies making the(...)

Weight-bearing exercise is important in maintaining bone health – ‘it’s not just for men’. File photograph: Getty

Far from just getting on with it – or more often, suffering in silence – women entering the menopause are now encouraged to speak out about their ofte(...)

People relocating to rural areas to avoid rising housing costs in cities are adding to the pressure on GP surgeries, with some practices closing their lists to new patients. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Tens of thousands of people are affected by a “severe” shortage of family doctors as new figures show 13 GP areas for medical card holders have been w(...)

The Central Bank’s quarterly bulletin says the economy is likely to grow by 8.7 per cent this year and by another 5 per cent next year. Photograph: iStock

Good morning. The Government is going through a most unusual flurry of good news. Last weekend it was the end of pandemic restrictions; today it is th(...)

Dr Tony Holohan said the virus often spreads in young people first and he acknowledged that the last two years have been ‘really challenging’ for that group. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The Department of Health has reported 6,307 new cases of Covid-19. The number of patients being treated in hospital was 429 as of 8am on Wednesday, it(...)

All valid medical devices must bear a CE mark for the specific medical purpose claimed

Think of a health concern you might have and the chances are there’s now an associated home test kit available, mostly online. A sexual health worry? (...)

Large queues formed outside the UCD vaccination centre on Thursday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The European Union’s drugs regulator said it could make sense to administer Covid-19 vaccine boosters as early as three months after the initial two-(...)

Students protest in Dublin demanding action on the climate crisis in 2019.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Climate activists are planning to hold demonstrations in a number of Irish cities to call for further action to tackle the climate crisis, while a key(...)

The pandemic has caused anxiety disorder incidence rates to rise 26%, a global study found. Photograph: iStock

If we were living in an age of anxiety before the global Covid-19 pandemic, we’re surely emerging into an age of super anxiety now. In an analysis of(...)

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