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Temperature scanning at ports and airports is ineffective, a Hiqa report has found.

Temperature scanning at ports and airports is ineffective in identifying incoming passengers infectious with Covid-19 and in limiting the spread of th(...)

Children are not substantially contributing to the spread of Covid-19 in their households or in schools, according to Hiqa. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Children are not substantially contributing to the spread of Covid-19 in their households or in schools, according to the Health Information and Quali(...)

Dr Tony Holohan, chair of NPHET, delives a media briefing in the Department of Health. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwel/The Irish Times

The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) is expected to sign off on a final version of the plan to ease Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions at a (...)

The entrance to the Covid-19 testing facility on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

A “cohesive national testing strategy” is required to ensure Ireland is prepared to make the “best use” of emerging developments in testing for corona(...)

Flu vaccination: the uptake for the   vaccine has increased over the years, and the onset of the colder weather means that the public are once again encouraged to get it. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Information and arguments surrounding vaccinations for teenagers and adults seem to be everywhere these days. Two in particular – the HPV vaccine for (...)

PrEp, the once-daily medication has been proven to reduce the risk of HIV infection, particularly among members of the gay community, by up to 90 per cent.

Health authorities have begun a formal process to evaluate the possibility of introducing a State-funded HIV prevention drug. The anti-HIV Pre-Exposu(...)

The Irish Coast Guard: could be requested to recruit a dedicated aircrew to operate its Dublin-based helicopter at night, if available. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The Government should look at designing an integrated airborne medical service for Ireland capable of transporting patients in need of urgent treatmen(...)

The HPV vaccine has been administered to teenage girls since 2010.

The State’s health watchdog is to assess the feasibility of extending the HPV cancer vaccine to boys. The vaccine has been administered to teenage gi(...)

An electron micrograph of a cervical cancer cell. About  90 women die from the disease in Ireland annually.

Women should be screened for cervical cancer every five years instead of at three-yearly intervals as at present, the State’s health watchdog has reco(...)

“While the long-term effects of using e-cigarettes have not yet been established, data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29%  of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.” Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Greater uptake of e-cigarettes by smokers is likely to increase the number of people who successfully give up smoking, according to an independent ana(...)

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