Anyone purchasing vaping liquid products while on holiday in the US or via mail order, is placing themselves in danger. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

As the number of deaths from a lung illness related to vaping in the United States reaches at least five and with about 450 people affected by the ill(...)

An overdose rescue kit featuring nasal spray and injectable Naloxone at a demonstration in New York. File photograph: Getty Images

Six Irish businessmen will share a $635 million (€542m) payday after selling a company that developed a drug used in the frontline as the United State(...)

A 2007 report estimated drug-resistant bacteria were responsible for about 25,000 deaths a year in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

The convening of a national public health emergency team is a rare event. It means carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE), the newest in a l(...)

A campaign that persuades

The launch of a scaled-up campaign by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to encourage a greater uptake of the HPV vaccine is welcome. It follows a pre(...)

Research from a travel insurance company (Compare travel) claims you are 100 times more likely to catch a cold during a flight. Photograph: iStockphoto

We know flying tinkers with our bodies. I can feel it right now as I type this en route to Barcelona. Because usually I do well on little sleep. I do(...)

“When children move into adolescence, their body clock changes. They naturally become more of a night owl, and so they find it harder to fall asleep and get up in the morning.” Photograph: Thinkstock

School started at 9am, and I was late almost every day. As a teenager I was in constant conflict with my parents over my refusal to go to sleep on ti(...)