Report’s co-author, Dr Helen McAvoy,  said the frequency of sunburn was concerning and showed a need for focused action and research on skin cancer prevention. Photograph: iStock

Nearly 90 per cent of Irish young people have experienced sunburn in their lifetime, thereby potentially putting themselves at risk of developing skin(...)

The World Health Organisation (WHO) study featured survey responses from more than 227,000 children aged 11, 13, and 15, from 44 different European countries and Canada. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish teenagers are among the least satisfied with life compared to their counterparts in 45 countries, according to a major new study. The country’s(...)

The study shows almost two-thirds – 64% – of children reported that they have never had an alcoholic drink, an increase of 6 percentage  points since the last report in 2014. Photograph: iStock

Fewer children in Ireland are drinking, smoking, having sex or taking drugs, according to a major study on the health of school-aged children. Howeve(...)