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 The Eighth amendment may have been repealed, but (...)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(...)

Michael Lyster says that  given the health challenges he has  had in recent years – being diagnosed with heart failure in 2012 and a cardiac arrest in 2015 – has put his life in perspective. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m neither one nor the other. When it comes to money, balance is important, and we have always tried to live that way.(...)

Amarin chief executive John Thero: ‘Our guidance is for 50 per cent greater growth over the prior year’

Irish drug company Amarin will seek European approval for its cardiovascular drug Vascepa before the end of the year. The drug is in the process of s(...)

Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA.

Growth in the use of e-cigarettes has not led to more young people taking up tobacco smoking, new research suggests. The latest in a string of studie(...)

 Aoife McGivney (right) launches the Irish Heart Foundation’s free CPR training programme with Tim Collins, CEO of the charity. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 100,000 people across Ireland are to be trained to treat heart attack victims under a new community training programme. The programme, whic(...)

Smoking costs the State 140 times more each year than the amount spent trying to get people to give up the habit, the Irish Heart Foundation has said.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times.

Smoking costs the State 140 times more each year than the amount spent trying to get people to give up the habit, the Irish Heart Foundation has said.(...)

Vaping: invented in 2003 by Chinese scientist Hon Lik, the electronic cigarette delivers nicotine through an aerosol, rather than via the combustion products of dried tobacco leaves

With Ash Wednesday on the horizon, it brings with it one of the traditional times in the year when ideas about quitting smoking come alive. Will smoke(...)

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