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The HSE said BreastCheck ‘does not aim to catch up on issuing outstanding invitations in the short term’. Photograph: iStock

The number of mammograms carried out by the HSE’s BreastCheck screening service fell by more than two-thirds in 2020, leading to the detection of 600 (...)

Up to the end of October, the number of private and medical/GP visit card antibiotic prescriptions fell by almost 700,000 compared to the same period last year, according to new data from the HSE. Photograph: iStock

The use of antibiotics dispensed by pharmacies in the State has fallen by nearly a fifth this year, following a sharp drop in the number of people goi(...)

The vast majority of contract tracing is now completed within 24 hours of being uploaded on to the “Covid care tracker” system. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of contact-tracing calls made to track down possible Covid-19 infections each week by the Health Service Executive more than halved during(...)

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are important indicators of climate change. Photograph: iStock

Sea level could rise by more than 1m by 2100 if carbon emission reduction targets are not met, according to a survey by 106 global experts. The lates(...)

Dr Dermot Kelly, consultant anaesthetist. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

One in four people infected by Covid-19 in Ireland are healthcare workers, figures have shown. A breakdown of this cohort last week showed 25 per cent(...)

Dr Maitiú Ó Faoláin and his wife Dr Triona Ó Faoláin

Maitiú Ó Faoláin and his wife Triona, who are both GPs, sat down at the kitchen table in the family home in Ashbourne, Co Meath, last week to have the(...)

A selection of food high in vitamin D. A new study has found that many multivitamin supplement products for children do not contain the UK’s recommended daily vitamin D dose.  File photograph: Getty Images

Parents and caregivers have been advised to check the amount of vitamin D in multivitamin supplements for children after a study found many such produ(...)

There are many reasons people do not attend hospital appointments, such as difficulty with travel, problems getting someone to accompany them and ambivalence about attending. Photograph: Istock

Faced with so many missing patients, consultants and doctors could be forgiven for being angry. However, the majority of medics believe blaming patien(...)

More than 125,000 appointments were unattended in the first three months of this year, HSE figures show. Photograph: Istock

Nearly half a million hospital outpatient appointments were missed last year, while more than 125,000 appointments were unattended in the first three (...)

Emer Kelly, who died of an asthma attack, and her daughter, Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly’s mother, Emer, suffered from asthma since childhood and was “always breathless”, Ciara recalls. Asthma attacks came “almost monthly” and (...)

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