Irish Cancer Society chief executive Averil Power, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Irish Heart Foundation chief executive Tim Collins at the launch of the new research. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Advertising of e-cigarettes is to be restricted in order to limit the exposure of young people to them, Minister for Health Simon Harris has confirme(...)

File photograph shows an Apache Pizza outlet on Pearse Street in Dublin 2. The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland  upheld, in part, two complaints the Irish Heart Foundation made about online advertisements by Apache Pizza. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) has strongly criticised the advertising watchdog after it rejected several complaints which the advocacy group claime(...)

The study looked at how e-cigarettes can cause damage to the body through toxic chemicals produced in the vaping process. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government should ban all e-cigarette advertising in forthcoming Dáil legislation after a report found that e-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, (...)

Irish Heart Foundation ambassador Michael Lyster, who lives with heart failure and Dr Angie Brown, consultant cardiologist and medical director, Irish Heart Foundation. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The Irish Heart Foundation’s “Don’t Ignore the Signs of Heart Failure” campaign aims to educate the public about the warning signs of heart failure an(...)

Health Research Charities Ireland has said research is now ‘drawing to a halt’. File photograph: Getty

Strict new laws around personal data protection have stalled vital medical research and prompted concerns that future trial participants might be put (...)

Researchers at the University Hospital of Lausanne looked at the link between napping and the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease.

Taking occasional daytime naps may lower the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Napping once to twice weekly for between(...)

Alan Ecock, who organised the installation, with assistant chief fire officer John Keogh in Stoneybatter. Photograph: Tom Honan

About 50 local people gathered in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, on Saturday for the unveiling of the capital’s first “phone box” public defibrillator. The (...)

Most salt   is consumed before we hit the salt cellar at the table

An upsurge in salt intake may be linked to thousands of extra cases of heart disease, stroke and stomach cancer, a new study has found. Excess salt (...)

Murphy said more houses are required so people can ‘rent with sustainability’. Or, to put it another way, not be made homeless. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Say what you like about the Government, there’s no doubting its sincerity about the right to choose. The Eighth amendment may have been repealed, but (...)

The advertising watchdog is not sufficiently protecting children against junk food marketing despite Ireland’s rising obesity rates, the Irish Heart F(...)

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