Aoife Bennett: Her family claims the administration of the Pandemrix vaccine to combat   swine flu  was badly mismanaged.   Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

It is not unusual to see people nodding off during long, complex legal proceedings, but there is great heartbreak associated with the phenomenon in a (...)

“GPs see many otherwise healthy young people who become very ill as a result of the flu”

1) What is the flu? Known as influenza, seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It infects your lungs and upper airways,(...)

Aoife Bennett’s action is brought against the Minister for Health, the HSE, Glaxosmithkline Biologicals SA  GSK, and the HPRA

The lead case of up to 100 cases over an alleged link between a human swine-flu vaccine and the sleep disorder narcolepsy is to open on Tuesday at the(...)

Most tea bags are made from natural fibres, though many brands that use natural fibres still contain plastic to seal the bags

Tea drinkers could be getting more than they bargained for in their brew, as a new study has found that a single plastic tea bag can shed billions of (...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Catherine Byrne expresed  confidence Ireland would achieve a target of eliminating hepatitis C by 2030. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Ireland will overshoot a target to eliminate hepatitis C by almost 20 years, costing money and lives, it has been claimed. The Polaris Observatory, a(...)

UN soldiers at  an ebola treatment centre in  the North Kivu province of  the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photograph:  Alexis Huguet/AFP/Getty Images

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has publicly criticised Tanzania for withholding information on suspected cases of ebola, complicating the battle (...)

Dar es Salaam, the central administrative hub of Tanzania. A WHO statement says Tanzania’s government “despite several requests” has not shared  clinical data, the results of its investigations or the possible contacts of a number of patients with Ebola-like symptoms. File photograph: Getty

The World Health Organisation has issued an unusual statement raising questions about whether Tanzania is covering up possible cases of the deadly Ebo(...)

Conor Horgan, postgraduate researcher, and Dr Tim O’Sullivan, who spearheaded the UCC research. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Researchers from University College Cork (UCC) believe they have made a breakthrough in the fight against superbugs, which cause havoc in Irish hospit(...)

An additional £1.35 million is being provided this year for suicide-prevention services in the North. Photograph: iStock

The Northern Ireland department of health has published a new suicide-prevention strategy that aims to reduce the level of suicide in the North by 10 (...)

Chronic pain affects more than one in 10 of the Irish population.

More than half of Irish patients with chronic or persistent pain believe strong painkillers can be used to manage their problem in the long term, a ne(...)

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