Figures released by the HSE  show that the largest amounts paid to GPs last year under the scheme went to family doctor out-of-hours services. Photograph: Getty Images

The out-of-hours family doctor service in Carlow and Kilkenny, known as Caredoc, received more than €4.3 million in gross payments under the medical c(...)

Removing head lice can be a difficult task which requires follow-up treatments. Photograph: iStock

My heart used to sink when my school WhatsApp group buzzed with head lice warnings. It was annoying repeating the trauma of treatments and constantly (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was shocked to discover his metabolic age: “Surprised to hear that, kinda wondering about the science.” Photograph: RTÉ

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was surprised to discover he had a metabolic age of 53 on RTÉ’s Operation Transformation programme. Having just turned 40, Mr (...)

Pharmacy students rally outside the Dáil to express their anger at unpaid placements and increased fees. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Third-level pharmacy students welcomed the removal of a ban on paid internship placements, required as part of the final two years of their degrees. (...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has urged people in at-risk groups to get vaccinated for the flu.

There has been a “significant increase” in the number of people attending emergency departments with flu this season when compared with last year, whi(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union said the contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit was ‘long overdue’ but the pharmacies needed ‘clear guidance and practical solutions’ to benefit patients. Photograph: EPA

The Government must produce more information on how businesses would manage a no-deal Brexit “on the ground” and to provide “more meaningful” support (...)

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(...)

Alec Redmond and Tadhg Ward (both aged 10) at the launch of the Irish Heart Foundation's new campaign "Prevent a Stroke: Feel the Pulse". Photograph: Marc O'Sullivan

1) As a part of their ‘Prevent a stroke: Feel the Pulse’ campaign, the Irish Heart foundation is urging people to check their pulse twice a day. (...)

Frank McAnena: “Providing the right sort of support for complex medications could make such a difference to people’s quality of life.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Any savvy political adviser who wants to come up with a solution to the State’s soaring bill for drugs and many unnecessary hospital admissions should(...)

Antibiotics do not work in treating colds, flus, coughs, sore throats, vomiting bugs, or diarrhoea. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Antibiotics should never be used to treat colds or flu, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has warned. The continued misuse and overreliance on antibioti(...)

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