Susan Smith

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Canada became the first country in the world at the start of May to approve the Pfizer vaccine for 12 years and up and was followed by the United States a week later. Photograph: iStock

Children and teenagers have been spared the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, in medical terms at least, even though it has affected them in many other (...)

Four-year-old Cole Cronin cycles past a mural of George Floyd by artist Emmalene Blake in Kingswood, south Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

By now we were three days in and already dying for the bloody thing to end. Anyone who started their Leaving Cert this first week of June in 1990 will(...)

Over 90 per cent of those authorised for medical cannabis in the United States are recreational users, according to author Alex Berenson. Photograph: iStock

The legalisation and sale of medical cannabis in some US states and in Canada has led to much higher recreational use of cannabis without scientific p(...)

 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 (...)

Dr Rhona Mahony  has said the Eighth Amendment creates unacceptable clinical risk for women and children. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Eighth Amendment creates unacceptable clinical risk to women and children in this country, the master of the National Maternity Hospital has said.(...)

Protests in Paris two days after a  chemical attack in the northwestern province of Idlib in Syria. At least 86 people, including 27 children,  were killed, with  postmortems  pointing to possible exposure to the nerve gas sarin. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Lionel Bonaventure

Medicine and armed conflict may seem unlikely bedfellows. Especially following the recent use of the nerve gas sarin in a chemical attack that killed (...)

Brish soldiers Private Phillip Hewett and Private Lee Ellis were killed fighting in Iraq

SUSAN POWERIn a landmark decision on June 19th, the UK Supreme Court in “Smith, Ellis and Allbutt v The Ministry of Defence” extended the application(...)