Tom O Dowd

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O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A high-profile GP has said vaccinated people should stay away from unvaccinated people in indoor settings unless that person is a wearing a mask. Dr (...)

‘It’s tragic that we have to structure exercise into our lives instead of simply walking to school, walking to the shops and carrying bags home.’ File photograph: Getty

Dr Ide Delargy Medical director of the Practitioner Health Matters Programme “When I give advice to people, I use what I call the See plan. To be wel(...)

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GPs have expressed concern that some infants are not being brought for early childhood vaccinations due to fears of contracting Covid-19 in surgeries.(...)

Patients now need to have just one of three symptoms – fever, cough or shortness of breath – and be part of a priority group to be eligible for coronavirus testing, such as working in the healthcare sector, or having a condition that may make them more vulnerable. File photograph: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg

Expanded criteria will lead to more testing for coronavirus, but doctors have warned the system for testing and contact tracing must be more robust to(...)

A warning from the Medical Council about the overprescribing of anxiety and sleeping medicines, has been welcomed by GPs. File photograph: Getty Images

A warning from the Medical Council about the overprescribing of anxiety and sleeping medicines, has been welcomed by GPs. Dr Tom O’Dowd, former profe(...)

Dr Cliona Murphy: “I thought I would see more women coming into the hospitals,” says the chairwoman of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Photograph: Tom Honan

The 100th day of Ireland’s new abortion service was marked last Thursday in the same way as all the previous days – by a conspicuous lack of comment. (...)

Dr William Behan, Walkinstown: “You’re dealing with more trivial illnesses, or illnesses at an earlier stage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was the boy with the sniffle; the mother who brought her baby to the doctor on the childminder’s say-so; the parents looking for a cert so their(...)

Dr Michal Molcho of the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway said that while in general more boys than girls were bullied, girls were more likely to be victims of cyber bullying. 
 Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Some 37 per cent of nine-year-old children in Ireland report being bullied, a conference in Dublin heard yesterday. The findings were presented at Bul(...)

Wicklow Town. Photograph: Eric Luke
Your health and where you live
  • Health
  • September 2, 2013, 13:30

Where you live has a big an impact on your health. Medical research increasingly shows that if you live in a place that feels good about itself and wh(...)