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I’ve been doing a fair bit of crying recently. My younger brother died suddenly, and as a family we have shed many tears at his premature passi(...)

A lot of time, expense and effort go into developing a new drug. From the original laboratory discovery through animal testing to human trials (...)

Consultant microbiologist Dr Deirbhile Keady after giving evidence in Galway yesterday. 
Photograph: Eric Luke

Yesterday’s proceedings at the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar were largely taken up with evidence from intensive care unit docto(...)

University Hospital Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two important conclusions emerged from the inquest yesterday into the death of Savita Halappanavar, the dentist who died from septicaemia when (...)

‘I just can’t do it anymore doctor. I’m a wreck.” Mary is a widowed 72-year-old lady who has a bad back, sore wrists and shoulders and, as a re(...)

Readers who have applied to have their driving licences renewed in the past few weeks may have noticed a significant difference in the medical (...)

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How would you feel if your doctor changed your diagnosis from a short label to a longer, more descriptive wording? For example, instead of havi(...)

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