About 30-40 per cent of people in Ireland have high blood pressure, but many don’t know about it, the HSE says.

The latest iteration of an “ideal” blood pressure – a level of 120mm of mercury for systolic pressure, the top number – that people are urged to achi(...)

Gerard O’Leary (left) and Diarmuid O’Connell: ‘I’m not medically trained, but it was great to be able to help out a friend,’ says O’Leary.

Diarmuid O’Connell and Gerard O’Leary were playing football for their local GAA club in Cork when O’Connell suddenly collapsed on the pitch. O’Leary (...)

In order to ensure the salary of full-time worker on minimum wage will remain outside the top rate of USC, the ceiling of the second USC rate band will be increased. Photograph: iStock

Smokers who like driving diesel powered SUVs are likely to be hardest hit in abudget which has managed to be simultaneously parsimonious and giveaway.(...)

Repair of aneurysms and dissections have improved over the years but adequate recovery time is important.

Tim Fleming Fleming, originally from Kerry, was an active and healthy man with no underlying health issues. So when he died unexpectedly in 2015, age(...)

The Irish Heart Foundation said more than  53 per cent of those surveyed were  sitting down for  an average of two hours and 40 minutes longer per day than when in their usual place of work.  Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of people working from home in Ireland are sitting down for an average of two hours and 40 minutes longer per day than when they were w(...)

Many charities have been forced to cancel parts of their fundraising programme this year and are running alternative events that comply with social distancing rules.

Charities operating in Ireland are among the many sectors struggling due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Many have been forced to cancel k(...)

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Simon Harris, the Minister for Health, has called for European Union intervention against certain tobacco companies that he believes are “undermining”(...)

Sarah Gillespie:  One hour of moderate to vigorous activity a day is recommended for children. Yet a 2018 study found  just 17 per cent of Irish primary school children achieve that.

The recent headline findings that “one in four primary schoolchildren can’t run properly” and “one in two can’t kick a ball properly” is further damni(...)

The study found those  smoking roll-your-own cigarettes had increased significantly from 35 per cent to over half of smokers. File photograph: Getty

Irish health officials plan to target social smokers and those in lower socio-economic areas in future campaigns, as new research reveals these groups(...)

Informing the public about what to do to protect themselves from extreme weather events will become essential as flash floods, storms, cold snaps and heatwaves become more frequent. Photograph: Getty Images

The idea that the impacts of climate change will only be felt by future generations has been knocked on the head by extreme weather events around the (...)

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