Niamh Cahill

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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 (...)

People at risk of an asthma attack include “those who are exposed to tobacco smoke”.

Deaths from asthma in Ireland have increased by 40 per cent while an inquiry to help shed light on why deaths are occurring has been rejected by the H(...)

Cormac Sheehan and Trish Shiels: “The earlier an eating disorder is caught, the faster people recover from it.”   Photograph:  Gerard McCarthy

Cora Grant knew she had a problem with her attitude towards foods even before she was in her teens. In the years afterwards, the issue dominated all, (...)

Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists chairman Dr Peter Boylan: “That sort of behaviour brings the medical profession into disrepute and it damages the trust between patents and doctors: one of the pillars on which the relationship is built.” File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Doctors who made misogynistic remarks to women or families in the CervicalCheck non-disclosure controversy should apologise, Institute of Obstetrician(...)

 Dr Nick Flynn has two clinics in Cork city: “The response in both practices is like night and day.”

Dr Nick Flynn has two practices in Cork city, one in Hollyhill serving some of the most economically-deprived districts in the city, and the other in (...)

Sam O’Carroll on his first day at school, with his mother, Jacinta Walsh. “We were told when he was diagnosed that he would never speak and he would never love us.”

Sam O’Carroll was diagnosed with autism 16 years ago when education supports for children with autism in Ireland were severely limited. Now aged 18, (...)