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“You may not like this system but grumbling about it is a waste of time. A luxury you cannot afford.”– How To Cheat In the Leaving Cert (1997). It’s (...)

Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has been isolating since early March. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan has said that doctors are going to be faced with harsh decisions during the Covid-19 crisis and that if a doctor had to(...)

Patients with active cancers are being seen and getting treatment, according to the Irish Cancer Society. File photograph: Getty

Why is Covid-19 a big risk for people with cancer? The Covid-19 pandemic is immensely challenging and distressing for people with cancer, but also fo(...)

The country is facing a crucial period when hospitals needed to focus fully on the impending “surge” of patients infected with the Covid19 disease coming into hospitals, Liz O’Donnell said. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Motorists should avoiding speeding amid reduced road congestion during the coronavirus pandemic to shield overburdened hospitals from road traffic inc(...)

A member of the National Ambulance Service with members of the defence forces on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. Defence forces tents have been set up as a testing centre for Covid-19. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in the Republic has risen to 785 after 102 newly discovered cases were confirmed on Saturday evening. Th(...)

Members of the naval service outside the 3Arena in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is considering a proposal under which it could pay up to three-quarters of the wages of thousands of staff who have been laid off as a (...)

Ventilators have proved vital in Italy.

The HSE is stocking up on new ventilators to prepare for more people in respiratory distress from coronavirus, but medics have raised concerns about s(...)

The advice for the public,  for example, is to wash your hands regularly and practise good sneezing etiquette. Photograph: Reuters

These are worrying times, given the spread of the coronavirus, but especially so for people with underlying health conditions, older people and their (...)

The research  says there is a need to improve the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of such trials. Photograph: iStock

Almost half of cancer drug trials supporting new treatments over a three year period had a high risk of bias that may show effects were exaggerated, a(...)

The drugs VHI has committed to providing wider access to include Pembrolizumab, for stage three melanoma, and Pertuzumab (Perjeta) for patients with early stage breast cancer.  Photograph: Istock

Access to new cancer drugs for some private patients, which are unavailable in the public system, has been described as “incredibly unfair” by the Iri(...)

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