This year it’s expected that 40,000 people will be diagnosed with cancer. March 24th is Daffodil Day. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

March 24th is Daffodil Day – the annual fundraising event for the Irish Cancer Society where volunteers all over the country raise funds for the chari(...)

Ursula Hanley adjusting a head cover for a woman in her showroom in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Women who have been through the rigours of cancer treatment and beaten the disease know that this is not the end of the story; rather it can be beginn(...)

Loretto Dempsey who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease last year: “When someone calls the helpdesk with a problem with their PC, and I help them, I feel like I’m not sick at all.”

When Loretto Dempsey first had trouble moving the fingers of her left hand, she brushed it off as a trapped nerve. When walking up stairs became a pro(...)

The problem with C-difficle spores is that alcohol gel disinfectant,  widely used in hospitals,  does not kill them. Photograph: Getty Images

The majority (85 per cent) of Irish people believe incorrectly that MRSA is the most common hospital infection when, in fact, (...)

Bronwyn Kane: ‘I was shocked when I heard my result was positive but I have never seen it as a life sentence or felt a constant ticking bomb like I’ve heard others say.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Angelina Jolie made headlines earlier this year when she opted to have a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. Th(...)