The drop in heroin use follows younger people witnessing the damage the drug inflicted on previous generations creating a negative image, the research said. Photograph: iStock

There has been a near complete drop in the number of young people addicted to heroin compared to the height of the drug epidemic which gripped inner c(...)

A new report notes a surge in cannabis-related admissions to general and psychiatric hospitals  from 2008 to 2016. File photograph: David Bebber/Reuters

Cannabis-related admissions to general and psychiatric hospitals increased by 90 per cent and 185 per cent respectively from 2008 to 2016, coinciding (...)

 University Hospital Galway Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One in every 100 patients in emergency departments experience septic shock or severe sepsis, according to a new study. The study, published on Tuesda(...)