More than 100 reports of suspected abuse or neglect of children in homeless accommodation were received by Tusla in the first eight months of the year, new figures show. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

More than 100 reports of suspected abuse or neglect of children in homeless accommodation were received by Tusla in the first eight months of the year(...)

The study says ‘serious harm’ is being done to these children’s health as they face ‘unacceptable health risks and harm’. Photograph: iStock

Almost 40 per cent of homeless children are experiencing “clinically significant” mental health and behavioural difficulties, a major study published (...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland said the study’s findings on vaping were ‘worrying’. File photograph: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images

E-cigarettes damage the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs, according to a new study by cardiologists who have called for a ban on vaping. The stu(...)

A doctor is now twice as likely to die by suicide than a member of the general population, the annual conference of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has been told.   Photograph: iStock

A doctor is now twice as likely to die by suicide than a member of the general population, the annual conference of the Irish Hospital Consultants Ass(...)

E-cigarettes: “Nicotine is highly addictive and is particularly harmful to the developing brain and other organs of the body,” says Dr Des Cox.  Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has called on the Government to fast track legislative measures to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes(...)

Irish doctors are “pushed” to emigrate by factors such as  health cuts, deteriorating working conditions and reductions in new entrant salaries for consultants. They are also influenced by “pull factors” in Australia such as good working conditions and staffing levels. File photograph: Getty

Ever-rising levels of emigration of Irish doctors to Australia is having significant implications for the health service, according to new research. (...)

Ruth Morrissey and her husband Paul speaking outside Dublin’s High Court last week. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA

Screening services should not be “paused” on foot of the High Court ruling in the case of terminally-ill Limerick woman Ruth Morrissey who sued over h(...)

Cork-based researchers offer a useful insight into the potential value for some women, and their families, of choosing to continue their pregnancies despite a prenatal lethal diagnosis of conditions like anencephaly.

In Ireland, prenatal diagnosis now enables pregnant women getting news about a disabling condition (likely to lead to death before or shortly after bi(...)

Doctors who left the register  pointed to a lack of employer support, workplace understaffing and the hours expected to work in the context of the European Working Time Directive. Photograph: Getty Images

The healthcare system has an over-reliance on doctors who are trained overseas and is facing challenges in recruiting and retaining Irish personnel, t(...)

Marie Downey, who died in her room at Cork University Maternity Hospital, with her newborn son beneath her, was known to have epilepsy. Photograph: Facebook

The exact cause of Marie Downey’s death, and that of her infant son, Darragh, in Cork University Maternity Hospital may not be ascertained until an in(...)

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