Helen Mcavoy

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Report’s co-author, Dr Helen McAvoy,  said the frequency of sunburn was concerning and showed a need for focused action and research on skin cancer prevention. Photograph: iStock

Nearly 90 per cent of Irish young people have experienced sunburn in their lifetime, thereby potentially putting themselves at risk of developing skin(...)

New law prohibiting smoking in cars came into effect this January. Photograph: Getty Images

Up to a fifth of children and young people were exposed to second-hand smoke from adults in cars before a ban was introduced earlier this year, accord(...)

The numbers of pregnant women smoking has dropped by one third, according to a new study on smoking trends in the Republic and Northern Ireland. The p(...)

Pictured launching the report are (from left to right) Dr Helen McAvoy of the IPH; Northern Ireland health minister Edwin Poots; Minister for Health Dr James Reilly and Prof Luke Clancy of the TobaccoFree Research Institute Ireland.

The number of children taking up smoking and women who smoke during pregnancy has declined over the past decade, a new report has found. However while(...)