Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

A tax on sugar-sweetened drinks will be introduced next April as the Minister for Finance followed through on widely flagged plans to impose such a le(...)

Three generations of McNerney family with LQTS [Irish Heart Foundation]

A gene-editing technology called Crispr Cas-9 is set to transform the lives of millions of people suffering from genetic diseases by cutting out genes(...)

Karen Donoghue  (right) from Dublin, is well aware of the dangers. Pictured here with her  mum Margaret

Almost 10,000 people are affected by stroke every year in Ireland and as September sees the start of Irish Heart Month, the Irish Heart Foundation (IH(...)

Medical and scientific researchers are closely watching the new EU General Data Protection Regulation  and what it might mean for  their work after it takes effect next May

Almost four and a half years ago, then minister for health Dr James Reilly ordered the Health Service Executive not to destroy more than one million b(...)

Majella Duffy (35) was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her father who died of a heart attack.

The death of a 35-year-old Irish woman on a charity climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of her late father was described as “surreal” by a priest at (...)

Majella Duffy was climbing the mountain in memory of her late father

The funeral of Majella Duffy who died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will take place on Saturday. Ms Duffy (35) from Rathcormac, Co Cork, died las(...)

Majella Duffy died last Friday while climbing the mountain in memory of her late father.

A 35-year-old Irish woman who died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has been described as “very kind and good natured”. Majella Duffy fr(...)

Majella Duffy from Co Cork who died while in Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Photograph via Facebook

A 35-year-old Irish woman has died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The woman has been named locally as Majella Duffy from Rathcormac, (...)

Vincent Byrne (51) is a stroke survivor who was fortunate enough to be able to avail of thrombectomy at Beaumont after he suffered a stroke five years ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Prof Peter Kelly was a medical student there was a great sense of nihilism around the treatment of stroke as there was little or nothing that cou(...)

About 5,000 people a year died in Ireland from cardiac arrest, most of them in their own homes

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation may be a staple of hospital dramas and the movies, but it is not nearly as successful at saving lives as onscreen depict(...)