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(...)

Sugar sweetened drinks tax was introduced in Budget 2018 as part of an effort to curb consumer preferences for drinks with heavy sugar content Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The government pulled in just €16.5 million in revenue from a tax on sugary drinks that was projected to net €30 million in extra revenue for the Stat(...)

The pilot was carried out during the summer in 68 pharmacies throughout the Republic.

Irish pharmacies have called for the roll-out of a HSE-funded cardiovascular health check service in communities across the State. A national roll ou(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

Tomas and Marie McKeon do their best to keep their children – Bronagh (4), Feilim (2), Tomas (6), and Clodagh (8) – eating healthily. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Mum, nobody wants to come on a playdate here because you’re too healthy.” Even as a passionate believer in encouraging children to love healthy food,(...)

Amarin chief executive John Thero: detailed results for fish-oil drug Vascepa confirm initial figures for its success

Amarin, a one-drug Irish company, will discover the market’s verdict on its prospects Monday after presenting detailed data on a very successful clini(...)

Irish Heart Foundation chief executive Tim Collins, parent advocate Siobhan Donohue and keynote speaker Dan Parker at the charity’s launch event on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than seven out of 10 adults in Ireland support a blanket ban on the advertising of unhealthy food and drink products to children, research for th(...)

Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

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