An anti-pylon protest at Mahon Falls, Co Waterford, last year. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Eirgrid’s plan for essential upgrading of the national electricity power grid is attracting stiff opposition from communities living near the p(...)

No one seems interested in the fact that poor people cannot afford to buy real food. Photograph: Getty Images

The numbers of people with serious health problems such as cancer, obesity and diabetes are increasing at an alarming rate. A report from the I(...)

Canada has reported the first case in North America of a form of bird flu that has killed hundreds of people over the past decade. The person had trav(...)

The health sector, the education system, local authorities and other public sector organisations need to be targeted by disadvantaged groups.

The year began with “hard-hitting anti-smoking adverts from the HSE”. Dr Stephanie O’Keefe, HSE national director of Health and Wellbeing, hopes the a(...)

In Britain, dementia is the most feared health condition among people aged over 55. Photo: iStock

Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 13(...)

No one needs vitamin D supplements unless they stay indoors or wear clothes that cover every inch of skin. Photgraph: Getty Images

Winter has arrived and we can look forward to 10-12 weeks of cold, damp weather with a maximum of eight hours of light a day. Many people take vitamin(...)

Creamy guacamole. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

You share your body with more than 100 trillion bacteria. That’s right. It’s thought that more than 1,000 different species are growing in the gut, an(...)

Adding a few cents to tobacco and alcohol products rakes in revenue and does nothing to change bad health habits. Budget 2014 can do so much more.

WILL TODAY’S budget be good for health or another lost opportunity? Every year the government tinkers with taxation, adding a few cents to the cost of(...)

Eye health: keeping your blood pressure under control is crucial in relation to central retinal vein occlusion which is the second most common vascular cause of significant sight loss after diabetes-related sight loss

Preventable blindness is the new buzz term among eye doctors, many of whom will gather in Dublin later this month (October 25th and 26th) to discuss t(...)

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. The theme is “mental health and older adults” which is a bit odd given that mental health is a lifelong proce(...)

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