The demands that society make on healthcare increase the funding required at a level much in excess of the general cost of living.  Photograph: Getty Images

The dividend arising from investment in healthcare is prolonged high-quality survival. These added years may require ongoing medical treatment, which (...)

Prof Ian Frazer said cervical cancer can be eradicated by public health programmes similar to the one against polio.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The health programme against cervical cancer in Australia is so successful that it is expected that within 10 years, no women will be developing the c(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has called for the full implementation of electronic health records, claiming such a move would help(...)

Upholding a decision by the Medical Council to cancel the registration of an individual consultant, following a series of medical errors, Mr Justice Peter Kelly criticised the HSE, emphasised the importance of patient care and forwarded a copy of his judgement to Minister for Health Simon Harris (above), his department, related health organisations and the Attorney General. Photograph: Tom Honan

The appointment of non-specialist doctors as practising consultants by the HSE is, as the president of the High Court observed, scandalous behaviour b(...)

Research by the Cochrane Review scientific network confirms that the human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) is very effective in reducing cases of cervical cancer. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA

Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, p(...)

 Lieut Cmdr Anthony Geraghty on board the LE William Butler Yeats in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Strong support for Ireland’s military engagement in humanitarian and peacekeeping operations was delivered at two separate events in Dublin. The Fine(...)

The Medical Protection website notes that 'soundalike and lookalike drug pairs . . . have been involved in errors and near misses in Irish hospitals'.

According to James Joyce “a man’s errors are his portals of discovery”, and in medicine, health professionals are faced with more “portals of discover(...)

Dr Blánaid Hayes,the dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine at the RCPI, speaking at the annual conference of the Irish Medical Organisation. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Nearly one in three hospital doctors are suffering from burnout, the annual conference of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has been told. Dr Blán(...)

Toxic work environments not only affect physicians, but nursing staff and other healthcare professionals, with implications for public health

Recent evidence documents the growing problem of physician burnout in Ireland, affecting many doctors and thus, indirectly, their patients. What is b(...)

Some windows of the Pirelli tower in Milan, Italy, are lighted to write the words ‘Stop Aids’, to commemorate the World Day of the Fight against Aids on December 1st. Photograph:  Marco Bertorello /AFP/Getty Images

It’s nearly 40 years since the world was shaken by the outbreak of a “plague” that started in the gay community in America and quickly became the most(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »