The special machine for detecting tumours will cost €450,000. Photograph: Getty Images

“Human life is far more important than just getting to the top of a mountain,” the conqueror of Everest, Edmund Hillary once declared but a team of Co(...)

An Emergency Department Nurse during a demonstration of the Coronavirus pod and COVID-19 virus testing procedures set-up beside the Emergency Department of Antrim Area Hospital, Co Antrim in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

Ireland’s first cluster of coronavirus cases has been confirmed, after a family of four tested positive for the disease on Wednesday evening. The gro(...)

Lead author Dr Edmund Gilbert, who is based at RCSI, said the work was helping understand the role of genetic variation in human disease. File photograph: Getty

A complete genetic map of Britain and Ireland, generated by scientists for the first time, provides proof of common ancestry going back hundreds of ye(...)

A coloured scanning electron micrograph of a cervical cancer cell.

The clinical director of CervicalCheck, Professor Grainne Flannelly, has said the organisation would welcome a peer review of its performance. Her co(...)

“Change out of your wet training clothes as soon as you can, shower, change into dry clothes and warm up.”

According to Tim Noakes, emeritus professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town, mild exercise enhances immunity in at least(...)

What practical steps can runners and other exercisers take to safeguard their immune systems?

According to Tim Noakes, Emeritus Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, mild exercise enhances immuni(...)

Johnson & Johnson chairman and chief executive Alex Gorsky.

At least 20 Irish women are planning to sue consumer multinational Johnson & Johnson over an alleged link between their ovarian cancer and use of (...)

Linda and her son Anthony Kletzander, who is in his early 20s and lives in a group home. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Maeve Kennedy was worried. Her brother Eamonn, who is mildly intellectually disabled, had just been admitted to hospital from the care centre where he(...)

Eamonn Kennedy admitted to hospital with injuries

The sister of an intellectually disabled man has said she tried to highlight concerns over the restraint of people with intellectual disabilities at (...)