A child cries as she waits to receive treatment for leishmaniasis skin disease at a health centre in al-Karamah, in northern Syria, about 26km east of Raqa. Hundreds in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have suffered due to an upsurge of leishmaniasis – a skin disease caused by a microscopic parasite spread by sandflies. The illness, which creates ulcers and disfiguring scars, is usually linked to poverty, poor sanitation, and malnutrition. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

1) As part of Trinity Week, “Clown Around” will be held in the Round Room of the Global Brain Institute at Trinity College, Dublin. Therapeutic clowni(...)

Lawyers have called for a  reform of the system to deal with medical negligence cases. Photograph: iStock

An estimated 1,000 unnecessary deaths are caused every year in Ireland by medical error, while up to 160,000 hospitals users are injured because of hu(...)

The High Court has previously heard doctors for Patrick McCarthy believe removing an  implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fitted in his heart  would pose a greater risk to him than leaving it in place. File photograph: Getty Images

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Medtronic Ireland Limited: denies   negligence and breach of duty

The High Court has been told doctors for a man who is suing the manufacturers of an allegedly faulty heart defibrillator believe removing the device n(...)

Jennifer Villaranda, Myra Calderon and Laylanie Laporga: awarded €80,000 each by the Employment Appeals Tribunal

Three Filipina women, Jennifer Villaranda, Myra Calderon and Laylanie Laporga, were recently awarded €80,000 each by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (...)