France has one of the lowest rates of uptake of the HPV vaccination in Europe, due to ‘unfounded rumours’ around its safety, says Dr Elisabete Weiderpass. Photograph:  Matthew Busch/Washington Post/Getty Images

France is launching a campaign of systematic screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The country is also stepping (...)

Modern  farming of livestock means pigs and chickens   often live crowded together prior to slaughter –  the perfect environment for the spread of disease. Photograph:  Reuters

The ever-increasing intensification of livestock farming in Ireland – and globally – has led to the dangerous growth of antibiotic-resistant “superbug(...)

 Prof Sally-Ann Cryan is the senior author on a study that has developed a new treatment for tuberculosis. Photograph: Maxwell

A team of researchers led by Irish-based scientists has made a major breakthrough in tuberculosis treatment. The treatment is administered through an(...)

The EU and European Economic Area has seen a 20 per cent drop in the rate of new diagnoses among men who have sex with men since 2015

The number of people diagnosed with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Ireland rose by 8 per cent last year with 531 diagnoses in 2018, up from 492(...)

The amount of time people  spend on their smartphones in pubs and restaurants is damaging Ireland’s hospitality culture, according to a Fine Gael Senator. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The amount of time people are spending on their smartphones in pubs and restaurants is damaging Ireland’s hospitality culture, according to a Fine Gae(...)

Our house is carpeted with wall-to-wall Lego, and it’s not very comfortable to walk on in your bare feet. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It creeps into your home with chilling stealth, seeping into every room like some demonic substance from Stranger Things. Pretty soon, it has filled u(...)

Alison Connolly and Dr Marie Coggins,  both from the School of Physics at NUI Galway   who carried out the research. Photograph: NUI Galway.

Professional horticulturalists and regular gardeners are not exposed to significantly high levels of the weedkiller glyphosate, a study by scientists (...)

“Drinking is not a bad thing necessarily, it’s about how you drink and what you drink. If you do it sensibly, that’s a good message for young people to see and that is more likely to lead to a healthy relationship with alcohol for your children” Photograph: iStock

It’s an inconvenient truth that children take much more notice of what we do rather than what we say, which can make all-age entertaining at home over(...)

Dublin City University has committed to a charter developed to improve the health and well-being of almost 20,000 students and staff at the university(...)

“The best medication for my son’s mental health, which has changed his life so positively, has been the worst for his weight,” says Philippa Lowe, chair of the charity Rethink Mental Illness

There have been, and probably always will be, some marked inequalities when it comes to healthcare. Some 20 years ago, for example, women from the wes(...)

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